Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Morning With Daddy

I'm really not kidding about the roller coaster. Yesterday was a good day for Ginny, but last night around the time that the nurses change shifts (7 pm), Ginny needed to be suctioned from the secretions in her lungs. As I've said before, she really doesn't like this. Her sats dropped and she had trouble getting them back up. She was weened off some of her sedatives earlier in the day, so she was a little more awake. Rachel saw her open her eyes several times, but I didn't see it until almost midnight. Sadly when I did see her open her eyes, she was saying "Help me,Daddy". The nurses and respiratory techs had trouble suctioning her, but they finally got three pretty substantial plugs to work themselves free. The pediatric Fellow described them as "really big goobers." Apparently that is an actual medical term.

When we went back to the house a little after midnight, Jenny and Matt Z were there with my sister Alissa. It was good to see them all. Jenny is a nervous-cleaner. When she gets anxiety, she cleans. Luckily she got her anxiety at my house. Thanks Jenny, you rock!

We came in this morning with quite a bit of apprehension about what we would find when we got here. Luckily, our kick-ass nurse Jen was here and Ginny's numbers were excellent. She had suctioned Ginny just an hour before we got here and Ginny had recovered nicely. Just a few minutes after Auntie Alissa got to meet Ginny, Dr. Fricker came by and gave us some good news. He liked the way Ginny was progressing and decided to start weening her off the PGE, which is the main culprit when it comes to her lung secretions. Great news.

This morning I finally got to see Ginny open her eyes and look at me with something other than fear in her eyes. She's trying to figure out what's going on and why all these contraptions are hooked to her. She has beautiful dark eyes. It was a feeling like no other. I think Saturdays are going to be daddy days from now on.

Thank you all for your loving support and prayers.


  1. Jason, LOVE the updates! Thank you for keeping us all in the loop on how precious little Ginny is doing. You write with such emotion..of course I'm sure that's easy to do when it comes to your beautiful baby...but have you considered being a stay at home daddy with your girl and just writing your life away? ;)

  2. WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FREAKING KLEENEX IN OUR HOUSE TO READ YOUR BLOG ANYMORE! I'm buying stock in kleenex later today. We love you all and will continue to pray throughout the day. Seriously though, Daddy Saturdays?!?!?! You're killing me! Pass me a tissue...

  3. Wow! Thanks for the good news..thanks for sharing such a special moment. You are in my heart and prayers all the time!We are going to need more kleenex here too..what a touching update. Love to all of you. Deb

  4. Jason you really are an amazing writer, I hope Ginny gets your special writing talent. Ginny I a so proud of how hard you are fighting, well they say them apples don't fall far from the tree. Grammie loves you and I will see you later today.

  5. Jason, You are an amazing father and Ginny can already tell that. You and Rachel are amazing parents and I can tell how much you both love your daughter! I am sending my love and prayers for Ginny's speedy recovery! God Bless all three of you!