Nora’s early morning cardiology appointment went very well!! She weighs NINE pounds now!! She tolerated the echocardiogram and the EKG like a champ–not a whimper out of her! She was happy and well rested after her night with Miss Paula! She just layed there watching the news, sipping on some morning milkies.
One if the newscasters was named Nora. When ever someone was speaking to her they’d address her by name, “Well, you see, Nora…” Our little Miss was like,”Who, me?”
There were no new findings in either of the tests. Nora is eating great and gaining weight just as she should. Doc doesn’t want to see her back until November!
With our appointment being so early we got in and got out – home just before 9:30. The only drawback was that we didn’t get to see Miss Linda this time.
The rest of the day was uneventful compared to yesterday. I got everything done that I needed to do and was even given the opportunity to have lunch with the big kids (Thanks for staying with Nora, Kate!!). Because we had to leave so early I didn’t get to see them off in the morning. My Mom stayed the night so she could get them on the bus and be there if Gavin were to wake up feeling crappy. Fortunately he did not. I’m now certain it is allergies.
My sweet big girl:
(my phone battery died before Gavin’s lunch time 😦 )
Nora had a nice long walk with Gavin and I this evening. We walked a couple of miles before William got the call to come pick us up. Nornor got tired of things and started fussing pretty badly. She certainly has a little temper on her!
Meanwhile back at home William caught a glimpse of what at first appeared to be a giant bug flying in our garage. Seconds later he realized it was a hummingbird!
Flash back to a few blocks away – I’m “bounce-walking” with Nora in my arms at about 35 mph. A bulky oxygen tank is clanking against me and Gavin is running behind me with the stroller. I was almost home and wondered where the heck my hubzbind was!
Back in the garage, William has unsuccessfully attempted to vacate the garage of the sweet little hummingbird. It couldn’t figure out how to get out through the wide opened garage doors and insisted on hovering around a lightbulb. William set up a ladder beneath the light and waited for the bird to come back. Ever so carefully, he clasped his hands around the delicate little creature. By this time it was already dark out. Birds do not see well in the dark, we knew, so he had no choice but to put the teeny tiny little bird in a little towel-lined box. Then he and Greta rushed off to rescue the rest of his family who were nearly home at that point. We were rushed the .2 (point two) miles back home where Fuss Cakes was promptly put in the tub.
The little hummingbird is asleep in our bathroom for the night and we will release her in the daylight of the morning. I will definitey following my own advice that I just gave to someone a few days ago with the same dilemma of a trapped hummingbird. I’ll be painting our emergency garage door pulls BLACK. The birds are attracted to anything red, even emergency garage door pulls. They want to fly upward to escape danger and can’t figure out how to leave the way they came in. If there aren’t kindly people around to notice and rescue them, they will die from exhaustion.
Thank you all so very, very, very, very much for all of your prayers. This little miracle baby girl is doing wonderful!!!!
I will proclaim the name of the Lord .
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
(Deuteronomy 32:3 NIV)