Nora CICU Day 3

Sassy picture of Nora Thursday evening ~

Overall Nora had a good day. The dreaded fever presented earlier today but it did go back down without the aid of the cooling blanket which they had removed during the night. She’s had some great stretches of sleep, she’s tolerating her tube feeds well, her oxygen is slowly but surely being weaned down (currently at 6 liters at 60% oxygen), her nasal secretions have slowed down, her respirations are sounding much better without anymore wheezing, and she’s starting to act more her sweet self (chewing on her fingers and trying to rip off tubes and wires the second we turn our heads). The doctors commented that she does seem to be turning the corner. {She’s polite and uses her “turn signals” 😉}

As I was standing watch over God’s sweetest little princess, I noticed a heart on the bed sheet. This was a tiny little love note to let us know that God’s love is with us even during the “snags” in life.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
(Psalm 46:1)


“Good morning!”


We’ve had treasured visits each day from Linda M., our earth angel. She refuels us with encouragement and an otherworldly joy that no one could be expected to possess after spending the whole week in a hospital with a very sick infant. I seriously love this woman!!!!

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
(Galatians 6:2 NIV)


Now that Nora has her PICC line installed they were able to do away with the other IVs. I caught my breath when I went to check on her sweet foot and saw the little heart shaped spot of blood that had soaked into the Band-Aid. God’s love is permeating.


“I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.”
(Proverbs 8:17 NLT)

God’s love is sweet.


We left the iPad playing Nora’s Heavenly Lullabies channel on Pandora while she slept. Listen to what song “randomly” came on ~

I truly believe that every little thing is going to be alright. These days are long, but they have flown by in a blur of perseverance. One foot in front of the other. Before we know it Nora will be back home soaking in a warm baff.

“Ummm… What da heck is dis??!?”


Goodnight sweet girl!!!


Thank you again for all of your prayers! They are working!!! Don’t stop!!! 😊

I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
(Psalm 9:1-2)

9 thoughts on “Nora CICU Day 3

  1. hahahaha! that last pictures is so funny! I can only imagine what was going through Nora’s head when some one told her she could take a “bath” she probably had visions of her spa like, jet stream bubbly warm baths and then to be handed wipes! so cute and much needed laugh! Been praying all week for her and you! so glad things are looking better! but wont stop praying until she gets her real bath!

  2. I am so glad to hear that things are improving slowly and surely for Nora! I keep checking back to see how things are going and love to see the pictures and the posts! I too keep praying for all of you. I love how you see signs of God’s love and presence in such unusual and wonderful places and post that for us all to see. We are blessed through Nora and through you.

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    aleisa posted: “Sassy picture of Nora Thursday evening ~

    Overall Nora had a good day. The dreaded fever presented earlier today but it did go back down without the aid of the cooling blanket which they had removed during the night. She’s had some great stretches of sle”

  4. Your words are beautiful!! Sweet baby Nora is proof there is a god!! I’ll keep sending prayers your way. Hope she gets to come home soon! 💛

  5. I miss that little girl and sorry to hear she is in the hospital. Not a day goes by that I don’t pray for her and her family. I continue to fight my health issues now shooting pains in my head. I know God has plans for all these moments he slows us down sometimes to meet those special people like you have and I am sure I will find that special person during my journey. I wish we still had our visits, but I know you will be praying for me as I do your familly. Give Nora hugs and my prayers will be her hugs and your hugs too. Alice

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