But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Praises! Please keep praying :)

Just got off the phone with the nurses. Seth is down to needing only 43% oxygen (room air is 21%) which is quite a drop from where he was, hovering around 60%. We dropped to our knees in thanksgiving to God and in prayer that He continues to heal Seth's lungs, lessening his need for oxygen and help breathing.

We also thank God that Seth's blood carbon dioxide level continues to decrease (from 67 mmHg(?) to 64 to 62), and we pray it continues to do so significantly, allowing continued ventilator weaning. Normal is between 45 and 55 for preemies.

And unless there was a huge scale inaccuracy, it appears that the Lord is answering prayers that Seth continue to grow (especially his brain): tonight he had gained 120 g and passed up David in weight! He doesn't appear to be swollen, so it's most likely not water weight. Wow.

Please keep praying the blood levels and vent settings continue to improve, and that the Lord will protect his little body and brain in every way, if He is willing!

Will update when we know anything more . . .

In the meantime, another big praise is Gracie is needing less and less oxygen tonight. We pray that continues as well! All the other three are doing well, although poor Will has problems with spitting up due to air pressure in his tummy from the CPAP and David hates his prong CPAP mask. Thank you for your continued prayers for their comfort, peace and rest. They are so tiny and vulnerable! Marcie is conked out. :)

To God be the Glory,

Weights: David - 2 lb 10 oz, Seth - 2 lb 11 oz, Will - 3 lb 1 oz, Grace - 2 lb 2 oz, nothing on Marcie yet tonight.

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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