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Monday, January 21, 2013

The buffet on wheels

Pin It I'm just in awe of what is happening here!
In Ivy's heart. In my heart. In your heart. In hearts around the world. In AWE!
With an x-ray that showed no change in the air pockets from yesterday, the doctors took a close look at Ivy Joy today. No signs of distress. No change in sats. Eating like a teenage boy (non stop), awake and giving her barbie a bath in the wash tub that was supposed to be for her bath.... this little girl is amazing! She has been through so much. When the doctors doing rounds walk to her bedside to comment on her bow and her snacks and so forth she puts her head down as if they will not longer see her. I tell her to remember her manners and at least say hi. She very discreetly opens and closes her fingers without lifting her hand just to humor me. But when they walk away, head still pointed down, she says the loudest, BYE... you've ever heard from her tiny voice and they all smile and wave. She is so fierce, yet so frightened at what might be ahead.


And you know how we moms are. We get these hunches when we know somethings not quite right. And I have had way too many of  those hunches. And I am just so happy happy happy, that my hunch right now is that ALL IS WELL!!
My little girl feels good! So very good!

It took all morning, but at 2:30 it was decided that Ivy was more than ready to move to the floor! Out of ICU! And once I got her in that Go Cart... She was not getting out! I promised her it was just for rides to see babies and go out to eat! Well, that was that! Mention food..... DEAL SEALED!





While we were cruising the halls we had a special delivery from some sweet bloggy friends in Texas! Hand delivered and excitedly opened by a present loving toddler! It gets no better than this for Miss Ivy. Food Food Food!!!! She loaded it all in to her cart and we were not allowed to remove it! 

 Take a look at this spread! Fit for a princess indeed! Thank you Shari and Jane! We both felt so very loved by you today!!


Tonight the sparkle was back in Ivy's eyes! She is so much more relaxed. We have our tiny shared room now. Our room mate is an adorable 2 month old girl. Ivy had some Dora time in the room but for the most part, we spent 7 hours out walking the halls and feasting in her all you can eat, buffet on wheels. She is ready to go home and really wants no part of her new room. We take baby steps with her. What she is afraid of today, she has proven to be fearless of tomorrow! Trust 

Dr Baird will be making the decision on what to do with the chest tube tomorrow. And we continue to pray that the air pockets are smaller tomorrow. Better yet, GONE! 

We continue to work on getting Ivy's IVR therapeutic so we can get her off this Heparin pump. She starts PT here tomorrow. And we will likely be found strolling the halls with our Buffet on wheels the rest of the day! My sweet girl has earned every second of these special days! She can absolutely have whatever she wants! We will fix bad habits when we get home! Until then, the world is yours Ivy Joy. We love you baby!


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41 comments:

godhasnoproblems said...

Yay, yay, yay!

Go Ivy! Go God! And go Mom! :-)

Can't wait to see how God continues to work in and through Ivy's life as people are amazed at what He's brought her through!

Praying He continues to give you each strength!

catsage_2000 said...

So glad to hear Ivy is rebounding. She is one spunky little girl.

Sharon said...

She looks wonderful and shows without a doubt that prayers are answered! I am so thrilled to see her up and about! Forever praying for you all in Florida!

Anonymous said...

Aaw, she is so cute and that is just priceless about the big loud "bye"! So very relieved that things are looking up..Continued prayers for the little princess and hopeful for good results tomorrow..!~Holly

Journey To Luke said...

Rejoicing in California! We will continue to pray for more GOOD NEWS!!

Paula said...

Awesome! Absolutely love it!!! At this rate, in no time Ivy will be the one taking Lexi for rides on the tandem trike! ;-)

Paula said...

Awesome! Absolutely love it!!! At this rate, in no time Ivy will be the one taking Lexi for rides on the tandem trike! ;-)

Karen said...

Love, Love, Love this update. I am so happy to read this. Maybe I can come visit this weekend. Always thinking of you both.

sierrasmom said...

You go Ivy! She is spreading JOY up and down those halls!

sierrasmom said...

You go Ivy! She is spreading JOY up and down those halls!

Aus said...

You go girl!! Prayers getting answered is the best part!! ;)

hugs - aus and co.

Jboo said...

So happy to read this report on the Princess! Yay!

janet

Lisa said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! She is so AMAZING!! God is so AMAZING!!! There must be some really big things on your earthly "to do" list, little one!!! We can't wait to hear all about them as you grow big and strong:)

Anonymous said...

Love this news...praying for more and more big steps forward...
Thank you Mary!
Marilyn in SC

Carmen said...

Praise Him who answers prayers. I have a teenage son so this is music to my ears. Grow big mighty Ivy, grow big and strong.

PS. My daughter always used to say bye really loud after the people had passed by.

Annette Duty said...

Such a great update! Love to see her on her Buffet on wheels! Too cute. Looking forward to more good reports and one day to hear that post of "we're going home!"

Debi said...

WONDERFUL!!!
xoxoxox

Monique Condon said...

Thanking God for answered prayers! Your little girl is amazingly strong - just like her mama! God is with you and He goes before you!!!

Martha @ Berrybliz said...

woo hoo... love it! love the buffet on wheels

maggie k said...

So happy to hear that Ivy is doing so well! Can't wait to read the post about her being ready to go home. Love MK

Ladyblog said...

Ivy is such a miracle and I stand in awe of all that God has done for her and your family! We will keep praying her all the way home and thanking God for her miraculous recovery. My girls have put her name in their prayer journals and last night she was listed in the thankful section because she is doing so well! She has many cheerleaders around the globe!

Kevin and Michele said...

Rejoicing with your miracle!

Anonymous said...

Filled with so much joy for you!
Beth

Kristy said...

Love, love, love this update!! Praying for those air pockets to be gone by next look!!

Sarah said...

I am so impressed with Ivy and with you! You're both super strong!! Keep it up Ivy Joy, you're amazing us all!!!

DiJo said...

One word... AMAZING!!!!

Love,
Diana

Anonymous said...

Joy Joy Joy and more Joy!!!!

~Deb

snekcip said...

Now that's what I call a "MIRACLE IN MOTION"!! Ivy Joy you inspire me little girl!~

Paige said...

Man, I cry every time I read an Ivy update. I just wonder how many people have come to know the healing powers of our great and mighty King through following along. We often think of miracles as an instant event. This, however, has been months of miracles. Many lives are most likely forever changed!
BTW, I think you could pitch a dorito commercial with Miss Ivy as the model for the superbowl and make enough to cover your medical expenses :)

Anonymous said...

Such a great post!!will pray those air pockets clear on out of Ivy!! She looks so cute on her buffet on wheels!! Such A Faith we have in JESUS!!! PRAISE GOD!! Blessings,Cathy in ILlinois!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the goosebumps!

God is so good!

TJ

Scott and Kim said...

We are so thrilled to read about Ivy's progress, yeah!! It makes all of our smiles very big. We continue to pray for Ivy and her entire family. Hugs to all of you!

Ellen Nickas said...

A little soldier that is showing God performs miracles everyday! What a testimony she has to tell!

Ellen Nickas said...

Such a little soldier showing God does perform miracles everyday! What a testimony she has to tell! Will continue to pray for sweet Ivy Joy!

ashley said...

oh my, what a precious sight! A princess with her food to go...Love it! I'm so happy that her recovery is going so well. My daughter saw these photos and asked if Ivy was having a picnic party. I'd say yes :)
She remain in our prayers!

Even Miracles said...

SO greatful , praying for continued recovery ! And Cool Ranch Doritos !!!! I love seeing these pix ! What a sweet face :)

the beatties said...

Wonderful news! Sending our love from snowy UK.

snekcip said...

PACK ON THE POUNDS PRINCESS!!!

Amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the great update and photos. My family is monitoring your blog to keep up with Ivy's progress. You are so patient and I am amazed at the great ideas you have to keep her busy in the hospital. When our little on was in the hospital for open heart surgery we had that same challenge but for fewer days. Not an easy task and I admire you and the fact that you are doing it alone. Even bigger task!

Hoping for continued progress and some pounds to pack onto the little princess!

Prayers continue for you, Ivy and your family.

Christy (Illinois)

Anonymous said...

I come and look at your blog every day. At all parts of the day, different times. Too check on this beatful little mircale that God gave you. I hope she doing good and is just wore out from her go cart/Buffet ride. Because I haven't seen anything in last day or two. We are Praying!!! God bless you

Wife of the Prez said...

Mary, She does look really good! I don't know her in person of course, but really, she looks like she feels good. As to her eating, yes, let her eat what she wants!!! Besides the broccoli isn't bad. And aren't cool ranch doritos good for you? I thought they were! ;) Praying the good news continues and you get discharged ASAP. No offense to the obviously amazing staff at Boston, but really, I hope they don't get to see Miss Ivy Joy for a LONG, LONG time once she gets the exit card. :)

 
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