by bonnetgirl 13 Aug 2014

I want to thank all of you people for all the prayers for our little Riley Ray. She is now 3lb 5 ozs and doing so good. She lost her arm but not her will and strength to live. She is so beautiful and I am so proud of her. This is the first time she has cloths on.


by cfidl 15 Aug 2014

She is so beautiful! I am so happy for you!

by lidiad 15 Aug 2014

She is an adorable and beautiful little girl! I'm happy that she is growing well. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Lidia

by Leaha 14 Aug 2014

She is just a perfect little angel and seems to be saying 'Thanks for not giving up on me...God isn't finished with me yet!' Prayers will continue.

by draco 14 Aug 2014

This is wonderful news for your precious miracle. Continuing prayers for her to get strong enough to go home. She is so Beautiful.

by lbrow 14 Aug 2014

She is so precious this little miracle of God. Our prayers are still holding her up

by devon 14 Aug 2014

Still praying for her and the family.

by mumzyfarm 14 Aug 2014

I am still praying for this precious angel.

by jeanfoz 14 Aug 2014

Awwwww bless her, xx

by anangel 14 Aug 2014

She is an adorable little angel, and perfect in every way! I can see determination in those bright little eyes to face any challenges! You will be amazed at how well she will deal with them, and do anything she sets her mind to accomplish. Congratulations to all of you!
Hugs, Angel

by sdrise 14 Aug 2014

Prayers are with you! what a cutie!

by castelyn 14 Aug 2014

She is a real fighter. God Bless. Hugs Yvonne

by pacmp 14 Aug 2014

Wow those eyes are piercing! So beautiful. Being able to now dress her will uplift her Mommy so much, just keep stitching up a storm grandma!

Just to answer one of the NICU questions- there generally is not a set weight they will release a baby from the hospital, it is once they meet certain goals like not having any loss of breathing episodes for a set length of time. Able to intake a set amount of fluids etc then here at our NICU they also require them to be in the car seat without being let out for however long the babies ride home will be, as many NICU babies come from surrounding areas and it may mean a 2-4+ hour car ride and they monitor to make sure it does not cause any stress or problems with their vitals- as well as a family finding a car seat small enough! Hopefully her family does not live too far away from the NICU. She looks like she is making really good progress. Continual prayers for her and the family!

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 16 Aug 2014

The family all live 80 to 90 miles away so Mommy and Daddy stay at Ronald McDonald house...they have been there since Riley Rae has been born (2 months 3 days). They have not left her side. Daddy's mom got to see her as much as she can. She works and is on after work she drives the 2 hours to spend a few minutes with Riley and then drive 2 hours back. Riley's Aunt is going to have a baby herself in November and is so sick with the baby she only goes a few times. (she works and is a single mom to a 4 year old)

by melnic 14 Aug 2014

She is a beautiful! God bless her ....... and her parents

by basketkase 14 Aug 2014

What fantastic news......she is certainly a beauty!!

by clawton 14 Aug 2014

Sounds like she is progressing very well! Hope that continues and she will get to go home.

by noah 14 Aug 2014

So Sweet we will keep praying:):)hugs Carolyn

by gerryvb 14 Aug 2014

she's adorable. love those big eyes, great she 's doing well, a real girl-fighter! hugs and prayers.

by shozo1271 14 Aug 2014

awww, she is growing and thriving and so beautiful! Go Riley!!!!

by pldc 14 Aug 2014

what a beautiful & remarkable little girl! I am so happy that she is doing so much better!~hugs & continued prayers~

by jrob Moderator 14 Aug 2014

She's beautiful! What a tough little baby. She's going to conquered the world. I can't wait to hear all of things she does.

by graceandham 14 Aug 2014

She looks great! Have they said what weight they might let her go home? Betcha can't wait to hold and rock and hug and kiss and tickle - at your place.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 16 Aug 2014

This Great grandma lives far away form them but her Daddy (grandson) said when she is able he will bring to us to see. My John is to sick to travel.

by dailylaundry 14 Aug 2014

Oh, look how our Riley is growing - such a sweetheart!! Love her pink outfit!! What a fighter - bless her heart!! Keep us updated!! Hugs, Laura*

by decojo 14 Aug 2014

She is so beautiful! Praying she gets stronger each and every day!

by marianb 14 Aug 2014

Lovely to hear she's doing well, such an adorable little girl.. she will go far in this world!

by christracey 14 Aug 2014

Little Riley Ray seems to be coming along well now & putting on a little weight too. Will continue to send prayers for her continued health & well being. She looks such a sweetie.

by pennifold 14 Aug 2014

Dear Joann,

What a little darling! She looks so alert and her arm seems to be healing well. Such a fighter and I'm so pleased she is thriving. God is great, all the time. Our prayers have been answered once again, love and blessings Chris

by yvonnevanwerkhoven 14 Aug 2014

This little girl just stole my heart..she is such a little fighter

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 16 Aug 2014

I know what you mean I said how could something so small make you love her so much...I love her with all that is in me.

by mops Moderator 14 Aug 2014

I am glad she is doing well, and is looking so lovely!

by 02kar Moderator 14 Aug 2014

She gets more beautiful by the day! She is gorgeous in pink, isn't she. I think we have already made her a Cutie. My prayers continue for this special little girl.

by fitzy1928 14 Aug 2014

she is lovely i`m sure she will grow up to be very special to everyone
babies are tough. i bet you will have some lovely designs for her.
i have loved the ones we used to get from the cuties i use them all the time i look after them like gold as they are so handy and cute. carol sydney australia

by airyfairy 14 Aug 2014

She looks so well having gone through so much. May she go from strength to strength. Hugs to Riley. Sarah

by toogie 13 Aug 2014

She looks so alert! and beautiful ! If she isn't home yet, I'm sure it won't be long now, she seems to be growing so fast. It does seem so much better when you can dress them in some clothes.. and some pink! God bless her-Toogie

by rescuer Moderator 13 Aug 2014

I am so glad she is doing well. Nothing will stop her! Some babies are just born to thrive.

by gerryb 13 Aug 2014

What a sweetie! All the cuties are proud of her too! So good to see our prayers answered. Keep us up to date as she grows bigger & bigger! I have to tell you this. My oldest son was in college & came in from class one day all atwitter over the "most beautiful girl I've ever seen!" He went on & on about how pretty she he walked out, he turned around & said, "Oh. By the way, she lost one of her arms." But when he found out she was HIS doctor's daughter, he never had the nerve to ask her out! So I know Riley will, too, be fall over beautiful too! And a missing arm...that's just a "oh, by the way" thing!

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 16 Aug 2014

I agree with you...this has happen so early in her life that missing a arm with be something she just grew up with. And I think she is so beautiful it won't matter either. But that is great grandma talking.