Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Normally I use my middle of the night pump times to pray for my children but I wanted to send a brief update on the past few days. Our new routine is to pump every 1 1/2 - 2 hours and travel back and forth all day between Providence hospital and USA Children's & Women's to feed/be with Abigail and Aiden. We are very tired from all the traveling, but so pleased that both children are doing so well. I'm so very thankful for my mom who has been here since they were born. We could not have made it without her. Aiden is doing very well and gaining weight. He has had some serious apnea episodes where he stops breathing and his heart rate drops. The nurses have had to stimulate him to get him out of it. Because he's had these episodes frequently, they are sending him home on an apnea monitor that he will wear all the time. It will alarm whenever he stops breathing. Abigail is still on IV fluids and proteins, but they are also slowly increasing her food so as not to overirritate her bowels (she's currently at 12 cc's; 30cc+1 oz). They found a heart murmur on her and did an echogram. This showed a hole in her heart that either could be perfectly normal or a problem- we won't know until later. Pray that it is normal and will close on it's own. Overall she is doing well considering her tiny size! Thank you so much for all your prayers. The Lord has answered so many and we feel His presence with us during this time.