Saturday, September 22, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007 - Update

Update from Mommy:

How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. - Psalm 36:7

It was so nice to see Logan and Olivia today, although we didn’t get to spend too much time with Logan. He really preferred it to be dark and quiet today. They did have to start him back on the dopamine. It seems that his urine output is greatly reduced without it. Once they start him back on the dopamine, he begins urinating again. Poor thing retains so much fluid . . . it just breaks my heart. They did get to turn down his vent settings just a bit and his oxygen has been around 60%. Logan did have to have another transfusion today, as did his sister.

They increased Olivia’s feedings to 16cc of milk and she seems to be tolerating it fine. Her oxygen has still been low at around 30%. She also had her vent settings turned down. Olivia was sleeping very peacefully when we were there today and looked just like a little princess. Oh, and she was sleeping in her isolette (not isolet) This blog has reached the nurses in the NICU. . .I seem to be explaining things fairly accurately, but I’ve been misspelling that one little word. Please continue to pray for the nurses and doctors who care for my precious children. Please pray that Logan and Olivia grow stronger each day and that they always know how loved they are!


Anonymous said...

Your lives and your faith are a big part of our Sunday Bible studies. You are loved even though we may never meet in this world. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Ed

Anonymous said...

Cimarron United Methodist Church continues to pray for you and your two beautiful babies! May God continue to bless your babies with healing and growth. Your faith is an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I cried when I read your blog tonight. My babies Carver and Kinnick were born at 23.4 wks on 3/29/07 at Wesley Hospital. My babies were on team one and were taken care of by Dr. Lang. We still have not gone home. We are now in Detroit having eye surgery for ROP. We have been here since 8/14/07. We will return to the Wichita NICU in the next few weeks. Your road sounds much like our road. Our daughter did so well, while our son had more struggles. Both babies had PDA ligations. Carver had a hard time recovering from the PDA ligation and ended up with a grade 2 and a severe grade 3 brain bleed. Kinnick was lucky and only had a grade 1 and 2 brain bleed. Carver fought hard for his life and there were many conversations about whether the machine was keeping him alive or not. It was not the machine, but God keeping him alive. He was on the high frequency ventilator for 2 months. He is now on nasal canual and requires very little oxygen. If it wasn't for the eye surgery, he would be home today. Kinnick suffered some set backs late with feedings and still struggles with her breathing. However, she is able to breath with the assistance of a nasal canula. Hopefully, she won't need it long. God is looking after your precious babies. They can not be in a better place. The staff at Wesley medical center can not be beat. The Neo's and nurses are the best. My babies are here today thanks be to God and the Neo's and nurses at Wesley Medical Center. If you ever need someone to talk to that has been through this, please contact me. I would love to share my experiences with you. Please know that I am praying for your little ones.