Friday, October 2, 2009
The past two days have been extremely hectic with all that has been going on. Rachel is doing better than the other two girls. We are happy that she is pooping very well and that her bowels are working as they should. I got to change my first poopy diaper a couple of nights ago! I loved it! She did a good job making a dirty diaper for mommy. Rachel is consistently down on the oxygen and the nitric oxide has been discontinued. This means her lungs are doing well. We are hoping within the next few weeks she will be able to go onto the C-pap. It will be so nice to see her off the vent. Our constant worry and fear is that any of our girls will get an infection that will interfere with their progress. They have all had their fair share of infections and we just don't want to see any more of them. Haley is doing fairly well thus far despite some issues that are going on. Her central Line will have to come out because it's infected. We hope she will be able to get a new line in a few days. There needs to be 2 days in a row of no positive blood cultures before she can get a new line. She will also need surgery on her small bowl to fix the obstruction. They will hopefully take care of that within the next two weeks. They have to wait that long because they want her to get ten days of antibiotics to help fight any infections. A GI doctor from my work looked at her yesterday and he said she will be fine with the surgery. Little Ashlyn continues to fight on despite the fact she has been really beat down by this nasty yeast pneumonia she experienced almost a month ago. She seems to be having a difficult time fighting back completely from this illness. Only time will tell with her. We continue to rely on an all knowing and all loving Heavenly Father, who continues to bless us. We feel he has lifted us up when we have felt we can't go on. God does live and does love us. He will not allow my family to endure any more trials than is necessary for our growth and our learning. We will move forward and continue to do what is best for our precious little miracles.
Posted by Amanda