The picture on top was taken about 2 months ago. The bear in the picture is about 4 inches long. The bottom picture was taken today. As you can see, the bear is as big as her head! At 4 pounds, 6 ounces Faith has more than tripled her birth weight. Although she is still behind her peers (other babies born at her weight) she is doin' pretty good for a gal whose been through as much as she has!
The next week is a life changing week for Faith. Tomorrow she will receive another eye exam. The specialist will determine if she needs another eye surgery. If not she will be taken off of the vent in the next few days for one last try at breathing on her own. If she cannot do it, then she will need a surgery to open her airway (which could mean a trach). We are a wary of her chances of making it, seeing how she has been reintubated so many times in the last week, however we are going keep the FAITH!!!
Thanks for praying for Faith this week, we truly need another miracle!
Brian and Jen