Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Arrived Home with a bump in the road

We made it home safely tonight from the Big Easy. We had a good time visiting Thomas's parents and seeing some of the sights of New Orleans. We left New Orleans around 2 pm, and arrived to our home around 7 pm. Soon after we got home, we rushed to the hospital to see our little girls. It was so wonderful to see them. We really did miss them. We stayed a couple of hours this evening until we were booted out due to the routine shift change. Rachel and Haley are doing relatively well, haven't had too many changes over the past twenty four hours. They are both tolerating the breast milk feeds. They are getting 1.4 ml/hr continuously. Ashlyn is the one we are worried about. Since that episode yesterday, she had to be on 100% oxygen for most of the day today and her O2 saturation's were still 85 to 90. We like to see her in the mid 90's (92-96). She seemed to be doing a little better when we were there this evening. Her sats were getting more steady in the 90's. They are going to try to wean her O2 down very slowly. Ashlyn is also back on dopamine (medication to help increase her blood pressure). We are hopeful all will be well with her. This is just a bump in the road and we are praying she will get through this.


  1. I am so glad that you were able to go and have a fun little trip. It will be a while before you can do something like that again. It's good to take care of ourselves too. We keep praying for you and your 3 little girls.

  2. So happy you had a great time, My triplets also were on and off the dopamine, and sats were up and down, They went from the regular vent - to the oscilator to the jet back and forth - its very very scary. Just keep praying - have they checked the girls eyes yet ?


  3. I'm happy to know that you had a good time in New Orleans. Everybody needs to get out of the routine sometimes, and you are not different. I'm sorry to hear that Ashlyn had problems with her O2 saturation. Let's continue to pray. She already showed us how strong she is and how much she can handle. On the other hand, we know that He is watching over those babies and everything is part of a major plan. Another day down.

  4. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip!
    Praying for you and your girls, especially for Ashlyn right now.

  5. Welcome Home! hope little Ashlyn is getting up on her O2 saturation. i put your names on Prayer Roll at Jordan River today.. i'll keep it there.. hope all is well now! love, Erma

  6. I pleased you were able to get out of the city for a while. You need vacations periodically.

    I won't be able to post anymore to your site as the college has blocked me ability to post. But I will continue to read and pray for the health of your little ones.

    Love, Virginia

  7. Glad to hear that you have arrived home safe and sound... Sorry to hear about the bump in the road with Ashlyn. Keep praying that she will come through all this!! Keeping you in my prayers also.


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