Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - Update

Extra prayers are needed today for Ryan and Jodi. They have a very hard decision to make on behalf of Logan. Pray for guidance, answers, and peace. Please also pray for healing and health on behalf of Olivia and Logan.

Update from Mommy:
We just got back from the hospital. It has been a really tough day today.
We spoke with their doctor about Logan. Because his ductus is not closed, we have to consider our options. He did not tolerate the medication given to him to help close it. It shut down his urine output. For the medication to be successful, it has to be given in rapid succession and he is unable to handle that. Our next option is surgery. Although the surgery is not extremely invasive, it's very hard to recover from. We have to be making a decision about what to do. The longer it takes for small babies to progress from one step to another, the more chance of problems and complications.
Without his ductus closed, it's hard to move on to the next step. They were also concerned about Logan's blood sugar. It has been in the high range and it dipped really low today. The next test that they ran seemed to be in the normal range, so we may be okay.

Olivia got a new bed. She is now in an isolet. This provides a quieter and darker environment for her. She hasn't been doing well with being bothered and is agitated by the noise around her. This should help her. Her oxygen requirements have been swinging back and forth. This may be because her ductus has opened again. They are going to take the wait and see approach for now, since she doesn't exhibit all of the signs. She is still being fed 1.2cc of milk and is still tolerating that very well.

Thanks again for all of your prayers. If you have children or babies at home, please give them a big hug for me. All I've ever wanted is to be a wife and mother. Now that I'm finally a mother, I am unable to hold my babies and it's so hard. Please don't stop praying.


Anonymous said...

Dearest Jodi & Ryan,

We recieved word on Monday of you and your little ones!! Brad and I are sending lots of positive thoughts, love, and prayers your direction. We are hoping to see you and your beloved babes home soon....walking to the mailbox as a quartet....enjoying the cool breezes of the evening. Take care! Get rest yourselves!!

Michelle, your neighbor

Anonymous said...

Jodi and Ryan,
"Jesus loves the little children, all the childeren of the world, red and yelow, black and white,they are precious in his site, Jesus loves the LITTLE childrens of the world." I hope the babies are doin good. Mommy and I pray for them alot. I hope someday I will get to hold them. Love, Savannah Scarbrough

Anonymous said...

Jodi & Ryan,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We hope and pray for the safe recovery and homecoming of your beautiful children. They are very lucky to have you as parents.

Stay Strong,
Andy and Laura MacNair

Anonymous said...

Remember Phil. 4:6-7 today. God will provide according to His plan. And nobody's a better planner than God! Mary and Ed