Saturday, January 8, 2011

A smile

A lot of things happened today.  We spoke with one of the lead surgeons about Scarlett's brain with yesterday's MRI scan, we took out her intubation tube from MRI and put on a CPAP machine to keep her lungs from collapsing, we started feeding her mama's milk again through a tube, we were moved to another room, and some other things.

But the most important thing that happened to me today is that Scarlett, swollen and all, smiled at me while I was talking to her.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing. So happy that you got to see that smile again! Praying for another smile for you!

Melissa Osai said...

I bet that was the best feeling ever! God is so good! Thanks for the updates we all feel like we are going through this with you and are prayer warriors for your family. May there be many more smiles to come

Anonymous said...

That's your (our?) Scarlett! She's just so very beautiful, inside and out! Patti H

Anonymous said...

How precious and amazing! It's like she's saying "I know your here mom and and dad and I'm going to be just fine! I love you". SOOOO happy to hear this!

Kelly said...

I am smiling as I read about her smile...

Sandy said...

Nothing like the smile of your baby to make you feel all warm and cozy inside. How precious.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful

Anonymous said...

God is good! I am sure this will be the first of many beautiful smiles from your sweet little girl! You both are doing a wonderful job! Keep helping Scarlett fight the fight!

West Coast Mom!

Mariah said...

That last sentence is making me tear up. Tears of joy for you. I hope you get to see many more smiles from her.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, but my heart melted when I read the last sentence. And it's by far the best news I've heard all day.

skye said...

I'm so glad she gave you a smile! Such a simple little thing can really cause a whole day to turn around. (mine included) I tear up when my daughter smiles at me, I can only imagine the joy you felt when Scarlett smiled at you. She is such an amazing girl, and it's great to hear she's getting mama milk again! Hopefully soon she can get it from the source! Sending lots of good vibes your way.

Anonymous said...

that just made me cry and i'm sure you probably did too how amazing that must have felt.

Anonymous said...

Amazing :)

I am sure that smile felt great!

Love to you all!

Anonymous said...

That is definitely the best thing ever! Glad she gave you a smile :)

LeAnn said...

Smile...and the whole WORLD smiles with you...those words were SO written for you and your baby girl, Miss Scarlett!! My eyes welled up and overflowed with tears of pure joy just envisioning that beautiful smile of hers smiling at the sound of her amazing Daddy!! Hearing you both, she KNOWS that everthing is gonna be alright. Thank you Chris for sharing that precious moment with all of us. I can't wait to hear more and more that she does with each passing moment...and I'm sure you can't wait to share the good news of sweet Scarlett with us, too! :) Take good care of each other and your precious butterfly,(she's simply beautiful!) and GOD will supply ALL the rest!! xoxo Sending Love and Prayers~ The Resh Family in Fremont, CA LeAnn, Mike, Michaela, and Landon <3 <3 <3

ligermom said...

how wonderful :)

MelissaD said...

How exciting! What a miracle that smile was! Praying for many more miracles big and small!

Carrie said...

Absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing. You all continue to be I my thoughts and prayers.

Irene K said...

I am so happy to hear this news! A smile from your sweet baby girl, how wonderful! :)

Morna Paige said...

this is amazing news, i am so glad she's progressing.

The Stumberg Family said...

She is such a gorgeous little trooper. Praying she has billions of smiles ahead of her!

Anonymous said...

God willing there will be many more to come! Stay strong for your baby girl and live for these little moments! God bless the three of you!

Rebecca {{BBC june2010}} said...

aww i just picture that sweet smile of hers in her photo and i know it must have melted your heart. She's so beautiful. Everytime i think of little Scarlett i think of that song "Butterfly Kisses" and i just smile. STAY STRONG. Continuing to pray for you three. GOD BLESS.

weez said...

WOW that must have been the best smile ever XXXX

Anonymous said...

What a sweet strong girl!

Holly said...

Amazing!! God is SO good.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Catherine Soni said...

Praise the Lord!!! I am sure that is a moment you will never forget! :) Precious Scarlett!

Sheila said...

Wonderful news!! Way to go Scarlett!

Anonymous said...

that just made my day

Anonymous said...

This made me cry (happy tears, of course)! What an amazing little girl you have!

Ashley said...

You have an amazing little girl . . . she is a fighter! I can only imagine how great that smile made you feel! It will only get better from here!

RLC said...

Beautiful. That just made my day! I am in tears right now. God bless you and your family! <3

Sarah said...

what a perfect way for her to let you know she's doing okay!

Anonymous said...

Praying that you get to see that smile a million more times - and more

Anonymous said...

Scarlett has captured all of our hearts through your stories of her. She is a sweet, wonderful little girl! We continue to pray for Scarlett, you, and Brandi every day and hope for miracles to continue. -Bonnie, BBC August 2010 momma

Anonymous said...

My heart just melted for you!

~Stephanie in CO

Anonymous said...

I'm ao happy she smiled for you. I know how when a sweet little baby smiles, you can forget about everything for a just a moment and just be caught up in the sweet innocence.
-Kristin

Andrella said...

I LOVE that she smiled for you!! Sweet baby!

JenJen said...

I'm so glad that you got to see her sweet smile!

Connor's Mommy said...

How wonderful!

April Michelle D. said...

Reading this post has made my morning! Hoping for lots more smiles for you both. :)

The Sweatman Family said...

I just got goose bumps!! It is amazing how one little smile can change everything!! God is great!

BrownFamily said...

What a great way to start my morning! You all have such an amazing little girl! Sending many prayers and love from Boise Idaho!

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful! <3

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and amazing way to start a day!

Nancy said...

That is wonderful!!!! It is truly amazing how strong and resiliant babies are!
I continue to think of and pray for you all.

-Nancy

Anonymous said...

This really made me cry, Im so happy you got to see a smile! I am from BBC July2010 and have been praying for you.
I really wish that every tear shed for your family is one that you will never have to cry.

Jessica/ BBC Oct 2010 said...

It brings tears to my eyes, happy tears, that you got a smile from your Butterfly. It is the most amazing feeling when they grace us with those smiles. Still praying and keeping you in our thoughts daily.

Anonymous said...

Cried and smiled at the same time on this one. Beautiful. Keep strong gorgeous girl!

Brittany said...

Hooray!!! When your kid smiles at you, it's the most beautiful thing in the entire world. The world could be burning down into ashes around you -- but it doesn't matter because she smiled.

I am glad things are improving! Still praying for everyone involved and hope for a speedy recovery! :D

Erin said...

You both are wonderful writers and thank you for sharing your story. Go Baby Scarlett!! Smiles are a great thing!

Shan said...

I'm sure your sweet girl knows how lucky she is to have such loving and dedicated parents.

Reggieb1216 said...

I can only imagine how helpless you feel watching your tiny little soul go through this. My daughter told me about you and I have been watching all the events unfold. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know that GOD is watching over each of you. He has a plan.

Anonymous said...

My heart just melted when I read about her smile. Keep fighting, Scarlett!

KleinFamily said...

Keep smiling baby Scarlett!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, amazing, precious, miraculous, there are not words to express the feelings that one precious smile can evoke. I am continuing to pray for miraculous healing & for Scarlett to beat this monster. I pray that God will continue to hold your family in his loving, healing hands. With Him anything is possible & she is beating the odds because God has got this. I pray that she will be a living testimony to his healing power for others around her to be encouraged. I am a RN & I work with people that forget this is such a scary, unknown ordeal for you though it may be routine for them. I will tell you if you feel she is in pain please speak up for her, you are her voice & advocate. An elevated heartrate is an indicator of pain, if you think that she is in pain she most likely is. Tell them to give her something, it will not hurt her & untreated pain is an impediment to healing. Make them give her something. As a mother, I can tell you that I am sure you have great intuition & if you feel she is uncomfortable I believe you to be right. Speak up & make yourself heard for Scarlett's sake. She should be given pain medicine regularly. Pain medication given by IV only lasts between 45minutes to 1 1/2 hours so keep that in mind also. If you need anything or have any questions I might can answer feel free to contact me, I have been a RN in ICU for 15 years so I have extensive experience. Praying for you all, Jennifer Sargent
jenisbrodysmom@charter.net

Tracy said...

I got your blog from a friends Facebook page. I had to go back and read every post. Your little Scarlett is amazing!!! I will definitely be following her and praying for her!
Take care,
Tracy Sexton
jackspeanut.blogspot.com

Tami said...

So happy she smiled for you! We've been praying for Scarlett every day!

-Tami
http://makingofamama.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Tears of Joy again for your beautiful baby girl. A Smile! That's amazing!!!

Nicole, Frankfort IL

Vicki said...

Im tearing up at work...just reading this short and brief post.

A baby's smile is loaded with so much.... we're smiling right along with you guys!! :-)

Amanda O'Gorman said...

Keep living for those smiles! I am thinking of you every day!