On January 26, 2020, just before 10:00am there was a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. There were nine people on board…no survivors.
Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, and Ara Zobayan all lost their lives that morning.
People keep saying, “tomorrow is never promised.” And it’s the truth. Tomorrow isn’t promised. Because of that, it’s what we do with our today that’s important.
Today, I stared at my little girl and couldn’t even fathom the thought of losing her. Knowing that I can’t even begin to imagine what that would feel like helps me understand that Vanessa Bryant’s entire world has crumbled around her.
Today, I prayed for the families of those that died that morning. I prayed for my Nell. I prayed for those that have experienced loss; any kind of loss.
Today, I thanked the Lord for my life, for Bryan’s life, and for Nellie-Anne’s life. I thanked Him for all of the answered prayers. I thanked Him for guiding her through her sickness and bringing her out of it stronger and healthier.
Look at that sweet face! She is doing so well she’s surprised her nurses, respiratory therapists, and her doctors. Here’s what I got from the doctor this morning:
- She’s gained 75g (about 2.5oz). This is partly due to the transfusion and extra fluids she received last night. We’ll get a more accurate weight over the net few days.
- The doctor weaned on her breathing support settings twice. She’s doing so well on those settings. If she continues to do well throughout the night she will be put on CPAP, which will only provide pressure and no actual breaths. She’ll be doing a lot of the breathing work by herself.
- She’s up to 24ml of milk every feeding and 24 calories. Because she’s getting a decent amount of calories each feeding they are going to stop her TPN (total prenatal nutrition) line tonight. Because they want to stop this, they’ll also consider taking her PICC line out tomorrow.
She’s slowly being disconnected from everything. We are so proud of her and the progress she’s making.
Thank you for continuing to pray for our sweet girl.