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

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday morning report

We got a decent night's sleep last night, but Carrie was up quite a bit and is still quite tired.  I just went over to see the babies and things are still pretty stable overall.  They have not lost as much weight as is normally expected in the first few days.  Grace is actually still at her birth weight-- a good thing, since she was the smallest.

Last night they were trying to get a central PIC line (a longer term IV) into Marcie, but were unable to do it successfully.  They may try to do it again on the other side today, so we pray they will have success with that.

Also, today's big concern for Seth and Grace (not unexpected) is patent ductus arteriosis, which is a heart condition preemies get sometimes when a shunt artery does not close off.  If it does not close, the pulmonary artery gets too much blood from the aortal artery side and it can lead to pulmonary edema (fluid on the lungs).   They will be doing sonograms on them to check for the condition and then likely start them on some medication to help close the shunt artery.  If three rounds of the medication (over a few days) does not take care of it, the worst case scenario is that they need to be closed surgically.  The doctor said it is a 15 minute procedure, but still obviously serious surgery.  We hope and pray that they will not need the surgery and the medicine does its job.

Here are a few more pictures from delivery day.

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

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

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