Sunday, August 30, 2009
Just wanted to give everyone a little update as we know everyone looks forward to hearing more. The doctor gave us a call on our way home from church and all she had was positive news. All 3 girls have been weaned down on their vent settings. Of course they were only able to do this after sedating them. They need to sedate them to help their lungs heal as they tend to fight the vent when they are not sedated. Haley's heart rate is doing good. She sure did scare us yesterday when her heart rate got up into the 200's. Ashlyn is now getting 2 ml of breast milk every 3 hours. The other two (Rachel and Haley) will be restarted on feeds soon (within a day or two). Rachel's blood pressure is better and is no longer on blood pressure medication. All the girls are getting blood cultures routinely and so far none of them have come back positive. We do hope the infections are being taken care of with the antibiotics they are currently on. So today so far has been a good day for them. The doctor states they are "happy". I like to say they are behaving and being good for mom and dad. We don't like it when they try to scare us. I'm sure that will never end even when they move out of the house in 18 years or so. I'm thankful for the "happy" days and we hope and pray for more to come.
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