Last weekend Leah was really sick, she was vomiting and had diarrhea. One night when I went to check on her in bed she had thrown up and wasn't responding. I called for Chad and he tried to get her to respond...nothing. We called 911 and just before they got here she started to respond. When they put oxygen on her she then began to come out of it and started to cry. Her vitals were fine and she started to act herself soon after. We don't know what happened, maybe a seizure...maybe not. She didn't act like it was a seizure she acted more like she was in shock! She scared us so bad. How many lives does this little girl have? She is so strong!
This past week she has moved her head more and is moving her arms with full extension. Her hand eye coordination is improving. She is starting to touch toys, bring her hands to her face and bring her hands together. Her head control has really improved, thanks to lots of tummy time! Now I just have to get her to the point that she doesn't scream bloody murder when I put her on her tummy. She also is trying to hold the bottle when we feed her. She is continually showing more emotions, we are finally starting to understand her cries. Since we have seen more emotions recently we hope this leads to a smile one day. We can't wait for that day, we talk about it all the time.
The brain really takes a long time to recover. A nurse that Chad works with really helps us put things in prospective. She was in an accident and got brain damage. It took her a year to learn to walk again and now she runs a doctors office. She tells Chad to be patient and never give up. She gave us the book "The Secret". If you haven't read it I highly recommend it. She gave it to us at a time when we really needed it, it helped me so much.
She continues to have high calcium. They changed her diet again, they got rid of RCF, which is a soy formula that gives her too much calcium. They also added more protein, more carbs and more water. They want her to gain more weight. She is on a 2.25 ratio instead of 2.50 because her seizures have been under control.
We look forward to seeing Dr. Humpherys tomorrow. We can't wait for him to see her improvements!