Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kendyl Grace

Husband Jim and I drove to Spokane on Saturday for a visit with baby Kendyl Grace and her family.

The waiting room outside the neonatal intensive care ward was crowded, with only two or three empty chairs in sight. We made our way through the somber faces to the chairs and waited until we saw Grandma Lori come to the swinging door and motioned for one of us, Jim or me, to come with her. Since Jim had never seen Kendyl, we felt he should go first. I waited.

Within ten minutes, Jim came back to the waiting room. Lori motioned for me. I washed my hands as I had been ask to do last week and proceeded down the seriously quiet hallway to Kendyl's darkened room. Amber sat beside her baby's bassinet while a kind-looking nurse attended a chart. I could tell by the nurse's smile that all was well.

Kendyl looks much better. The tube is gone from her tummy and only a small sterile gauze patch remains. Her color is good, and although she is still on a ventilator, she is for the most part, breathing on her own. The ventilator will come out on Wednesday. She didn't open her eyes while we were there, but I was told she opens them when her dad calls her name.

The nurse told me that Kendyl's a fighter and that she also has a bit of a temper. Good for her!!

We feel very blessed and know that Jesus is holding her in his arms as she gets better each day. Her life is a testimony to God's love!

6 comments:

WF said...

Great to hear the good news about Kendyl's continued recovery!

Love and prayers to all.

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a welcome post. Congratulations on good news and will continue to pray.

Linda said...

Wonderful news!

Terri Tiffany said...

How wonderful you were able to hear good news! And so good the ventilator is coming off on Weds. So she is a fighter? Good for her! She already has a story to tell as she grows up:))

Joanne said...

So much good in this report! What a strong little girl ... already showing her personality! Good thoughts ...

Barbara J. Kirby Davis said...

Thanks so much for caring about Kendyl Grace.