Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tape Removal and Crying (long video)

Yesterday we visited Dottie again and her heart rate was still high, but had dropped to the 170-180 beats/minute range, even with some drops into the 160s. Hopefully this means that she'll regulate her heartbeat and over the next few days get back to normal without intervention.

This is an extended video (8 minutes) that we took on Friday or Saturday last week as they were pulling out one of Dottie's umbilical cord feeding tubes. You'll see them move her around and remove the tape on her stomach. It may seem like they're being rough, but with how small she is the nurses are being as delicate as they can be. I don't have their hand control; I can barely hold the camera steady while they do their work.

As a bonus you can hear her crying out in discomfort about 2/3 of the way through the video. I like hearing her cry as she works her lungs and as we start to hear the voice that we'll be hearing for the remainder of our lifetimes:
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  1. Alisha and Shaun, congratulations, she is amazing!! So glad y'all created this blog. We are enjoying watching little Dottie grow and the amazing power of our awesome God. Thank you for sharing. The kids say her cry sounds like someone blowing a party horn or kazoo. :) Continuing to pray daily for y'all. Much love to all three of you, Matt, Joy, and kids

  2. That has to be one of the sweetest sounds I have ever heard! Can't wait to hold you, sweet Dottie!!

  3. Awww... just loved hearing her sweet little voice! It is amazing seeing her next to the Dr./nurse's hands! It gives such a huge contrast. What an awesome Creator we serve!