5/9/2011 152 Days Old

May 9th, 2011

On the 152nd day in the life of the most beautiful girl in the history of the world the morning did not begin peacefully. Maya struggled again last night. She was up at about 4:00. I was able to get her calmed down and back to sleep by 5:30. She stayed asleep as we got ready for work. Grandma Patti came by today to take care of Maya while Me and Erin were at work. Maya did a little better during the morning.

When I got home at about lunch time Maya was asleep on the couch. At 3:00 Maya had a visit from her nurse and shortly after help was on the way. She now is the proud owner of a suction machine that I can vouch for its’ booger removing power. She is also on an antibiotic. When the suction machine got here at about 6:00 we immediately hooked it up and tried it out. Maya was not a fan. It immediately suctioned out more gunk than I care to describe here. After a few tries Maya was breathing easy for the first time since friday night. During the nurse visit we had discovered that Maya was breathing through her mouth most of the time. Her cannula only helps if she breathes through her nose. When her airway opened up she immediately got her color back. She is much more peaceful now.

This evening Grandma Kathy came by to see Maya and have dinner with us. Maya got to sleep on Erin’s shoulder for a while. We are so glad that she is breathing easier now.