so we went to the hospital today and when we got there, she didn't have the oxyhood anymore, but had the nasal canula (the thing with the 2 prongs that go in your nostrils). they said that basically she is on a type of oxygen that can't be measured in percentage anymore, it has to be measured in cc's. (from what i understand it's next to room air.) when we got there, the doc hadn't rounded on her yet, but the nurse kind of gave us a small heads up of what she figured would happen when we came back after quiet time. so i came back (micah went and picked the kids up at ellen's and took them home for a nap before coming back to get me around 5.) during quiet time, they changed her to ad lib feedings (meaning give her all she wants, or full feedings), they stopped and took out her IV, they put her in an open bed, and she is now in the progressive care unit across the hall. they have her oxygen down to 25ccs which is the lowest she can have before none at all. hopefully tomorrow she will be at none. all of these things she has to accomplish for 24 hours (including being without oxygen) before she can go home. so we are standing at the door, basically. just pray that tonight is good for her with no set backs and that by thursday, we will be bringing home our little lady!
ps--i AM reading your encouraging words. thank you soooooooo much for your steadfast prayers. God is certainly in control and a hard lesson for this impatient person to learn is that everything happens only in HIS time. but i'll gladly learn any lesson He wants me to have. hopefully I will be a kinder, gentler mama from all of this and i will not just say i'm gonna pray about something...i'll mean it.