Hope had another good day. She continues to have a lot of health issues with long term consequences. We celebrate the fact that day to day, she is happier and is enjoyable to spend time with. It does not mean that we do not continue to have a lot of hurdles ahead, as we live with the reality that Hope is still in serious condition. It does give us an opportunity, however, to not think about it constantly though.
We have started trying to give Hope water by bottle in very small amounts. She is doing so well with it and we are excited to start trying some formula tomorrow. If we can get Hope eating even a little by mouth, we can move away from the liquid nutrients at a faster pace. I think the day Hope is finally off of these liquid nutrients, I'm going to celebrate with a cupcake!
Tomorrow is the last day of 2012. We actually have a reason to celebrate the New Year this year. I usually care very little about New Years Eve and am often happy to sit at home with a movie and to go to bed early. This year I find it slightly more exciting, Hope survived 2012 and is going to see 2013, this is a reason to celebrate. It's another milestone in her life, and once again we praise God for this miracle.