Saturday, November 21, 2009

Update on the Girls

Here's the update on the girls the past couple of days.

Haley - Well Haley had her follow up eye exam Friday afternoon. She cooperated, but the doctor still couldn't see a lot due to her left eye still cloudy and still trying to heal. Her right eye is looking good. He did an eye ultrasound on her left eye and it appears that her retina is attached in all locations in the eye. We are happy about that. So the eye doctor will look at her again either Wednesday before Thanksgiving or next Sunday. She will be staying at Texas Children's Hospital until then. As for the CPAP, she is being weaned down on the pressures and she may be tried on the nasal cannula next week. Her oxygen requirements have been low, from 26% to room air (21%). Her feeds are being slowly increased and the TPN is being decreased. She continues to grow and gain weight. So overall she is doing well.

Mommy holding Haley

Rachel - Rachel continues on the CPAP. They will start weaning her pressures tomorrow. Not sure when she will try the nasal cannula again. Hopefully sooner than later because little miss Rachel is hating the CPAP. She is constantly trying to get it off her nose. When Rachel lays on her belly she loves to lift and move her head all around, but she can't with that CPAP. She gets so mad. Rachel is strong. She lifts her head well. Rachel has finally made it to 5 pounds!!

Rachel after getting new tape on her cheeks to hold the CPAP.

The two pictures below show how similar looking the two girls are.

Here is Rachel after they took off the old tape holding her CPAP. I love seeing them with everything off their face.

Haley sleeping in my arms.


  1. It's wonderful to read how the girls continue to progress. Praying they continue those steps forward, and that one day soon they're home with you both!

  2. Oh my goodness, they are so precious and getting so big!

  3. I love how creative the nurses have to get w/ the tape. I know my kiddos always tried to make sure the nurses were on their toes when it came to the taping. hehe.
    Keep up the progress lil girls!!

  4. AWWWWW they are sooooo adorable. They really do look alike it kind of just occured to me but were ANY of the kids identical?

  5. I never thought Rachel and Haley looked alike. Now, after these pictures, I think they do. They are precioous! I'm very happy with their progress and will continue to pray for all of you. Thank you for the update!
    Love, Claudia

  6. What a wonderful way to begin the week of Thanksgiving. We are so grateful that you and Thomas have positive news to lift your spirits. You have been through so much and we pray that each day will bring steps of positive progression. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious angels! Love from snowy Salt Lake City!

  7. What a joy to see your precious little girls. you are so gracious to share their adventures with us and i so appreciate it. They are so beautiful - they make my heart sing!
    keep up the good work girls! you are so special to all of us!
    love, Erma, Midvale, Utah - yep its snowy!!!

  8. They do look so much alike! They are so beautiful and getting so big! Woohoo for 5 pounds! Way to go Rachel! I can't wait till they can come home with yall. I really hope it's before Christmas, that would be such an amazing blessing! Thank you for sharing your wonderful spirits and sweet family with us!

    Praying for you always,

    Christina McKinney

  9. way to go girls.... Keep up the good work. Happy to hear Haley had a good eye appointment. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love the picture of Miss Rachel with her eyes open. So sweet!!!


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