Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007 - Update

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 NLT

Well, Logan has had a really rough day and has been struggling quite a bit. His oxygen requirements have been between 80-100%. His vent pressure settings are 28/6 and the highest pressure setting that the doctors like to give is about 30 (the higher the pressure, the greater possibility of damage to his lungs.) He has gone back down to 35 breaths per minute, but was at 40 for a while. His blood pressure has also been really low today and this evening they finally got it up to the minimum amount that they like to see. They had to stop his feedings and he has not been urinating very well. I think he has only gone 9 ccs all day. He is retaining A LOT of fluid. . .so much so that his weight has gone from 680 grams to 810 grams in only one day. So, we can’t really tell you a valid weight for him tonight. Please please please increase your prayers for my little boy.

It was one of those really difficult nights tonight. It’s so hard to see your child struggling so much. It was also hard because Olivia was doing really well tonight and that made me so happy. Feeling happy about Olivia made me feel guilty about Logan and feeling upset about Logan made me feel guilty about Olivia. Her progress has been great, however. They increased her feedings to 6.9cc and her oxygen requirements have been between 30-40%. Her vent pressure settings are 25/6 with 23 breaths per minute. Olivia now weighs 1 lb 9 oz. And. . . .she has been opening her eyes!! I also got to hold my baby girl tonight while they changed the bedding in her isolet. The nurse was surprised with how well she did while I was holding her. The nurse seemed to think that she knew her mommy. We also learned that she loves it when I read to her and daddy hand hugs her. What a precious baby girl she is!!!

Please continue praying for my precious babies!! Please pray that Logan has a better day tomorrow and will be able to get through this rough patch. Please pray that Olivia continues to improve. They still have such a long way to go.


Anonymous said...

Jodi, you show such grace under pressure! You are one tough lady, by God's grace. We will double up on prayers for Logan. Phil 4:6. Mary and Ed

Anonymous said...

Ya'll and the babies continue to be in our prayers. Great to hear that Logan's finger has gotten better. We pray he will get through this rough time and that God will give wisdom to the doctors and nurses who are taking care of your precious babies. God's grace is sufficient for us, for His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

God Bless,
Chris and Jean

Anonymous said...

Jodi and Ryan,
Your struggles and prayers for physical strength for your babies makes me so humble in my struggles and prayers for emotional and spiritual strength for my not so young; but still my babies.

God bless you and strengthen you all as we continue to wrap you in prayer. Shelly K.