Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Update on Jess Sep 13 & 14

Yesterday's post:

Jess is sitting propped up in her bed, dozing off and waking to have ice chips and sips of soda. She visits with us for a few minutes and dozes off again. I am still sneaking in all the kisses I can - and she will lift her arms and hug me. She's so amazing.

Jessica's heart rate has come down and is in the normal range again. Although that seems like a good thing, the hospice nurse said that she thinks that Jessica's heart rate will continue to slow all the way down to 0 - probably within the n...ext day or so. She could slip into a coma and that would actually be the most peaceful way for her to go. But then again, we are talking about Jessica and the thing she does the best is surprise and amaze us! ;-) I mean, it's been 43 days since she's had anything sold it eat. We never thought she could go that long! Jesus fasted for 40 days - who knew that Jess would take that as a challenge? lol Of course Jess cheated and has had soda. hehe... it's a sense of humor that has also helped us through all the years and all the challenges.

We cherish each moment, each hug, each kiss and each word. It's so amazing to have an angel right here in my home and in my heart. We are ready and so is she... but on the other hand she is comfortable and resting right now so we're just going to take it one moment at a time and one day at a time... just like we have been.

Thank you all for your love and support.

Today's post:
She is throwing up again and has a fever of 101. Her heart is in and out of tachycardia. She is still trying it be very pleasant and polite. I think I would be pretty grouchy by now. Doing two suppositories at a time, one for fever, one for nausea.

She's my hero.


Anonymous said...

Keep the faith...and keep enjoying jessica. What a remarkable and inspirational child. Sending huge prayers your way. xoxo
Another Heart Mom

Theresa Momber said...

Just wanted to tell you I am thinking of you all and sending hugs and prayers.