Saturday, August 29, 2009
Just returned home from the NICU, we practically live up there it seems. The girls seem to be having their ups and downs like so many of you have told us would happen. Little Ashlyn was all over the board tonight with her O2 saturation's. One minute she would be 100% the next she would dip down into the upper 30's to low 40's. The doctor finally had to give her a drug called pavulon, a drug used to sedate her because when she moves too much her O2 sats drop. Once the pavulon was administered she did just fine. Rachel seems to be doing much better today. They figured out what was causing her blood pressure to be low and her heart rate elevated. She has an infection from the first PICC line they put in. It clotted close to the heart and got infected, thus she will be on antibiotics for four to six weeks. Little Haley is definitely our eater. She just continues to move right along. She seems to be doing probably the best of them all at this present hour. As many of you know that seems to change every hour. Another day down and many more to go, but we are so thrilled that they continue to take micro steps forward. They have their moments when they take steps backwards, but all in all they are doing better. We are so grateful for these precious souls that God our Heavenly Father has entrusted to us. We love them and cherish them more than words can express. I can't wait for the day we are able to bring these beautiful little girls home. Thomas always seems to cry when he is with them. He and I have a very hard time leaving the NICU without them. Thomas and I will continue to move forward, and rely on the Lord for the health and protection of His beautiful girls that he has loaned to us while they are on this earth.
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