So Rachel had her bronchoscopy this morning by an ENT surgeon. The procedure didn't take long at all. What they found was that Rachel has a "floppy" airway. This is why she couldn't breath on the nasal cannula. Her airway would close off without the pressure from the CPAP. Rachel got through the procedure like a champ. She wasn't intubated so when we saw her after the procedure she was back on the CPAP. The ENT surgeon said that Rachel's airway will become less floppy with time and as she grows. This could take up to a year so we were told that Rachel may need a trach especially if we want to get her home sooner than later. Also they think she may need a G-tube Fundo as well. We hope and pray that neither of these procedures will be needed. The most important thing is to help Rachel grow. As she grows so will her airway, and hopefully the reflux will some how go away a she gets bigger. Time will only tell for Rachel.
Haley is scheduled to have her bowels reconnected on Thursday. She will also have her eyes examined while she is under general anesthesia. She had her hearing screening today and they said she failed it in both ears. I was very concerned about it, but the neonatologist told me that it was just a screening. Lots of babies fail the screening and have no problems with hearing at all. He said there could be several factors involved, so don't put to much stock into it. The real hearing exam will come hopefully within the next few days. The doctor stated he would be extremely surprised if Haley is deaf.
We continue to fast and pray for our precious little girls. They both have been through so much already in their young lives. Thomas and I know that what will happen is for a reason. We do hope and pray that some how Rachel doesn't need a G-Tube, a fundo, nor a Trach. We will continue to pray that by some miracle she out grows these issues very soon. God will take care of our girls regardless of what they have to go through. We are so grateful for the blessings that have come to us through our beautiful little girls.