Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - Update

Jesus says: 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened. And I will give you rest for your souls'" - Matthew 11:28

Logan continues to need an increase in prayers. His vent settings were moved back up and he’s still requiring 80-100% oxygen. They are going to run some tests on his thyroid and we’re still waiting on the results from his sonogram yesterday. They believe that his neighbor might have contracted a bug. If that is the case, his neighbor will have to go into isolation. Please pray for that baby and his parents and also that Logan doesn’t contract anything. I can’t imagine his body having to fight one more thing.

We did get to talk to their doctor tonight. When I asked him about Olivia’s progress he said, “She has decided to fly!” He also thinks that this could possibly be the turning point we were praying for. She is doing so great. . . her oxygen requirements are between 23-30%. They may remove the IV fluids as soon as Friday and she will be fed only milk. I did get to take her temperature and change her diaper tonight (I was a little more successful than I was last night.) You see. . .I have changed a fair amount of diapers especially in my babysitting days. Nothing prepares you for changing a diaper on a 1 lb 10oz baby. First of all, you have to stick your hands through the portholes on the sides of the isolet while watching her monitor out of the corner of your eye. There are IVs and tubes and wires to contend with and you don’t want to use too much pressure because she feels so delicate. Their nurses make it look so easy. J

We called it an early night tonight and got home around 7 pm. Some nights we stay up there and forget to eat supper, so tonight we’re going to try to relax a bit. Ryan has been getting up at 6 am, working all day and spending all evening in the NICU. Just being in the NICU (especially when your baby is having a rough day) is enough to wipe you out. So, we’re going to try to take care of ourselves tonight. Please keep my babies in continuous prayer.


Anonymous said...

When I look at the picture of Ryan's hands holding Olivia, I'm reminded of what Jodi said in an earlier letter..."The best place for these babies is in God's hands!" With that in mind, I like to pretend that Ryan's hands are the hands of God. And, I can imagine the love and pride that Ryan feels for his sweet much greater love and pride our Heavenly Father feels for this young life!! The brilliant doctors are somewhat perplexed by Logan's problems, but God knows exactly what is going on. We just ask that God's hands comfort Logan and heal his young body. He will go home with his sister to a loving home and family..before Christmas! What a Christmas gift! Amen!

Jodi's father

Heather Creech said...

I'm glad you had a good night last night. I'm happy to hear that Olivia is doing so great! Your whole family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

More and More of our older non-computer folks at church are asking about, and, praying for you all! You have a BIG family now! I'm glad you're taking care of yourselves. What if you get sick?
Stay well for the babies. Mary and Ed

Anonymous said...

Jodi and Ryan, you should never doubt that your kids are in our prayers everyday.
Love you guys,

Anonymous said...

I love you guys so much, and think about you constantly.

Anonymous said...

Jodi and Ryan you are in our prayers every day. thank you for the updates and blog so we can pray for you all.

Love, Marty Johnson, Colorado