Today started early with a call from our nurse practitioner Kim, who is very kind and caring. She called around 5 AM letting us know that Haley has an infection from her PICC line. Haley still had the PICC line for the TPN that she is still getting. Haley's PICC line was infected with yeast, the very same thing that our precious little Ashlyn initially got infected with. The good thing about it is that because of two wonderful and observant nurses Brandi, and Kodi it seems it has been caught early enough to treat, unlike Ashlyn. We are so grateful to Brandi and Kodi for being the kind of nurses they are. They are extremely good with our girls, and they are very good at what they do. They are not 100% sure yet if it is yeast, they will have a microbiologist look at it in the morning. They seem pretty confident that it is though. We just returned home from the NICU and Haley seemed just fine. They have put her on an anti-fungal medication called amphotericin. It is a terrible drug for the kidneys, but they are monitoring her closely. We spoke with Dr. Thompson this evening about the yeast, and she seemed upbeat about it. She said the signs look promising for Haley. Haley did not have to be re-intubated, her O2 requirements have not gone up, she seems to be more active since they started the medication. Those are good indications that the yeast has not spread through out her body. They will do different tests tomorrow to see if that is true or not. We hope they have indeed caught it early enough. We also pray that the amphotericin medication does not destroy her renal function. She has already had her issues with her renal function, we don't need any more. Thomas was able to give her a Priesthood Blessing this evening for this issue. We feel confident that she will be ok, and that they will not have to give the anti fungal medication for very long. I was able to hold Haley tonight and she did just fine in my arms. I adore this precious little girl, she is such a sweet little girl.
Rachel seems to be on cruise control thus far. We hope that continues, we don't need her to get any yeast in her blood or any where else for that matter. Thomas was able to hold her this evening. She seemed to do just fine for him tonight. The last time Thomas held Rachel she was very agitated and that made Thomas a little nervous, he couldn't get her to calm down. Tonight was better for him, I could hear him singing I am a Child of God to her and He got a little emotional as he was singing to her, it was cute. I truly love and admire Rachel, she is such a beautiful little girl. We are proud of both our sweet girls, they continue to bring us such joy and happiness. We continue to trust in our Heavenly Father. We know that Heavenly Father is in control, he will always do what is best for all involved. He will not do anything that is not for our good. He loves us so very much, he will not allow us to suffer any more than is necessary for our growth and spiritual development. I know from first hand experience that He loves me, that he has been there for my family every step of the way. I know that I have a lot of growing to do, and I am grateful for the greatest tutorer (our Savior) who has and continues to guide us along.
Haley with her teddy bear
Rachel Sleeping on her side