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

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eye exams; David

Hi all,

I'll try to make this straight-forward and brief:

The eye exams on all three "older" babies (Will, David and Marcie) show simple immaturity of the retina, which is what we'd expect given their age. No evidence of disease, praise God! We pray their little eyes develop perfectly; also Seth's and Grace's. Follow-up eye exams in 2 weeks or so.

Grace: Doing great, still conked out! Lots fewer low heart rate episodes since having her surgery, which means it has already made a difference, praise God. Weighs 2 lb 8.7 oz., hasn't had tummy feeds in a few days, just IV feeds.

Marcie: Doing great, weighs 2 lb 15 oz!

Seth: At high-30s to low 40s oxygen percentage need, carbon dioxide at a good level, very well-expanded lungs, weaning from his medications. Please pray he improves steadily as he grows, even as his meds are weaned. He weighs 2 lb 15 oz, just like his sister.

Will: Doing great at 4 lb 4.5 oz (WOW), but looking "puffy," so there's probably some water weight on him. He'll get a diuretic to help with that. He's receiving a blood transfusion - the last hold-out of the five babies! The other four have needed theirs prior to this. :) It's something all early preemies need and makes our babies perky and pink, so we like blood transfusions!

David: Having a hard day and night; please pray for him. In the past 24 hours four PICC line attempts have been made on him, he's had his eye exam, he's had two IVs started, and he still has the necrotizing enterocolitis and an empty tummy, so he's just not himself at all. He completely wiped out and is having lots of heart rate drops as a result. They are moving him to a type of CPAP that gives reminder breaths to help him through the night. He weighs 3 lb 8 oz.

Isaac is doing well at school and home and we pray it continues. The cards and gifts are wonderful - thanks!!! He's a happy boy.

Thanks most of all for praying for all 6 kids and for us! It's very obvious.

Gratefully In His Grip,

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

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

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