Monday, December 22, 2008

Dannity Update...

A lot has happened since my last entry.

I am having problems with my computer at home so i am typing this entry at work.
When i can figure out my modem problem i will type a more detailed entry about Dannity with pictures and everything!

Dannity has gotten much much better! Infact she may be coming home sometime this week!
She still has a feeding tube but she is able to eat regular food. The poor baby has had an IV in so many places on her body that she looks like a pin cusion! At the beginning of all this they had to put a main line in her groin and in her neck but now she just has an IV in just her hand.

She still only smiles at the kids when they make funny faces at her but she looks at us adults with this look that says..."Whadda you want?" but she does reach for me and wants me to hold her. I think adults must represent all the little procedures that have been done to her over the last month.

Her 1st birthday was December 18th and we had a little party for her. She was a bit overwhelmed. The weather turned bad that evening with ice then thunderstorms (only in St Louis!) So me and the other kids spent the night at the hospital. On the intensive care floor they have things available for family that stays over so we were very comfortable in a small waiting room with cots that we had just to ourselves. It was like a slumber party!

I need to get back to work now. I will write more later with hopefully some pictures!

Dannity may be coming home this week! Yeah!!

Till later.. Ü

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Updates...

Again I am at the hospital typing this entry. When i get home and can figure out my modem on my computer i will post a more detailed entry on Dannity's progress.

Right now i can tell you that she is getting better and better every day. We have been very worried for her. She is still in intensive care and is still on a respirator but her lungs are starting to look better and the infection is starting to clear up. Today they stopped the medication that keeps her in an induced coma. She opened her eyes for the first time in weeks it seems! She was so excited to see us that her heart rate went up. We were just as excited but needed to let her rest.

Please keep praying for her. God is listening.

My daughter created a blog thru the hospital on a website called "" it lets the families of patients post updates on the patients progress so loved ones and friends can keep up to date. I'm not sure how to put a link on here for it but if you want to look at it just go to that website and type in "Dannityfox"

Thank you for all your prayers.

Till Later...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Update On Dannity..

In my last posting i told everyone that Dannity was going to have a risky scope test the next day. That evening we had the Pastor of my friends church come up to the hospital and babtize her. She had the test the next day and it just showed some inflamation. We were worried that she may have aspirated something into her lungs. They took a sample of some secretions and tested them and they came back negative. She is still on a respirator but each day her stats keep getting better. They have her in an induced coma to keep her calm so that she doesnt mess with the tubes and wires all connected to her. They had to put a main line into her neck because the IVs in her hands were colapsing her veins. It has been over a week and they still dont know what is causing the pneumonia. I'm sorry if this update seems rushed. I am again at the hospital typing this.

Thank you everyone for all your prayers. Its helping.

~Terry Ü

Till Later....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Please Pray

Please pray for my little granddaughter Dannity.
She is still in the PIC Unit on a venilator.
I am at the hospital right now on the Ronald McDonald House waiting room computer so i really can not go into detail what has happened since my last posting. Tomorrow she is having a procedure where they take a scope with a camera and go into her lungs to see if she has aspirated anything.

Please pray for her.


Till later...