3.15.2009

Latest News from the NICU

I can't believe it has been over a month since the babies were born. It has been so fun at times, scary at times, overwhelming at times, but through it all, we have been amazed by our everlasting God.

Sloan - 3 lbs 15 ozs. She is off her oxygen completely! Big girl. She looks so adorable without the nasal canulas...we can see her face so much better. She is doing so well she has been moved to special care. She is in the same room but she is part of a 3 baby assignment (per nurse - instead of 2 babies) because she is more stable. One step closer to coming home!

Rocco - 4 lbs 2 ozs. He is our big guy! He is even starting to get fat rolls...well, that's what I'm calling them anyway! They are starting to wean his oxygen levels. He still has the PDA but is still not symptomatic...praise the Lord!

Madden - 3 lbs 14 ozs. He has also been moved to special care and they are slowly weaning his oxygen levels. Hopefully, he will be off soon!

Jagger - 3 lbs 14 ozs. They weaned his oxygen levels down a couple of days ago and took him off the humidifier, and yesterday he did not do so well...just had lots of desats (drops in oxygen levels.) So last night the doctors did a chest xray and noticed that his lungs needed a little more help. They put our little guy back on CPAP which gives him more support with breathing...this is what they were all on in the very beginning. The doc thinks that he may be getting sick because he is lethargic and isn't acting like his little fiesty self. The ran tests to find out for sure, but in the meantime, they put him on antibiotics to be safe. The doc thinks that it is most likely a urinary tract infection. We do not have the results yet. Please pray for Jagger that if it is an infection that the Lord would place His healing hand on him. And if it is not, that he will start feeling better and his lungs will get stronger.

Also, last week the babies had their eye exams. They test for ROP(retinopathy). Sloan, Rocco and Madden all passed and are not due for another exam until they are 2 years old! Jagger was diagnosed with Stage 1 ROP. This is the mildest form of ROP. It can correct itself. He will be checked again in 2 weeks. Please pray for Jagger's eyes.

It is a little discouraging to learn news that one of the kids has taken steps backwards, but we were prepared for "speed bumps" (as the dr. called it) along the way. We are so thankful that we haven't had many speed bumps and our babies have done so well. To God be the glory!

Love,
Kami

5 comments:

The Carney's said...

What wonderful news that two are already in the Special Care Nursery. As you said, they'll be home before you know it. We are keeping all of you in our prayers, especially little Jagger that he may get well real quick!

Cochran Quads said...

Praying like crazy!!! Hope they are all in Special Care soon and Baton Rouge bound!!!

Jac Tubre said...

That is more like speed pebbles, but I know it is scary. Your babies have done so amazingly well. I know you are proud of those adorable little boogers...I know I am.

Love you guys and let me know if you need anything.

Jac

The Carlsons said...

praise God that they are doing well and praying for Jagger to get well asap (and that it is nothing serious!).

you have some awesome little guys and lady there :D

-fellow quad mom of 1yo GGGG and a 4.9yo boy

Tami said...

We love you guys and we're praying for you. I know that God is blessing you in many ways Kami and Nick just remember...we all need that nourishment and refreshing water and BREAKs...it's ok to take a break. We love you. Dwayne and Tami Self

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