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

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Seth update and Gracie's surgery

I just got off the phone with the doctor regarding little Seth and Grace.  Seth's PDA has gotten smaller since the last sonogram, so that's a praise-- but it also indicates that a PDA is not causing his lung challenges.  They are starting him on some oral medications that will prayerfully help his lungs.  The doctor said that these babies sometimes just need time and she's fine if he continues on in his current condition.  The bottom line is that he get his nutrition and grow new lung tissue.

Grace's PDA, on the other hand, is "moderate" and the cardiologist said, "she would benefit from a ligation."  A ligation is the surgery in which they put a metal clip on the artery (ductus arteriosis) between the pulmonary artery and aorta to close it off permanently.  Though this is a procedure that the surgeons do regularly, there are of course risks.  We are confident that this is the thing to do at this point for our daughters sake and pray specifically against infection as well as other possible problems.  The surgery will likely take place in the next day or so, possibly sooner.

We are so encouraged how our babies (and we) are being lifted up in prayer to our Lord and Savior every minute of the day.  Bless you all!

In His loving arms,

Gavin

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

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

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