On our way to the hospital we get a call saying Whitney is off her ventilator! We are so proud and can't wait to get there to see her.
When we arrive she looks SO GREAT, there is no more tube and tape across her face. We can see her little mouth for the first time.
We were able to dress Whitney in her "party dress" and hold her above her bed. This was the second time we got to hold her and it feels SO GOOD. She is BEAUTIFUL!
She has some congestion in her lungs and she is coughing slightly to help break that up. They are also placing her on her stomach to help aid in breaking up that congestion.
Whitney is still on a bit of oxygen and the next step is to ween her off of that. Andy was also able to help change her diaper.
When we left around 11:30 pm she was snug in some cozy pajamas and we read her her first bedtime story, Puppy Love (since Tilly couldn't be there to see her...)
Andy and I cannot even begin to thank EVERYONE who has sent gifts, prayers and thoughts to our family. The out pouring of love is overwhelming and much needed. I cannot even begin to think about all the support without crying. We have a long, long journey ahead of us and each and every prayer and warm wish really goes a long way. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, for all the support and please keep it coming.