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, September 25, 2012

Quick update on Seth

The head of neonatology for UT Southwestern came to consult with Seth's doctor and says that it is NOT the rare mutation that is affecting Seth. He would know, because he has worked at a center for babies with that surfactant deficiency! Praise God for his knowledge in this area! He says Seth has bronchopulmonary displasia (which we knew from the other doctor), not unexpected given he was a quintuplet born before 28 weeks. What IS unexpected, and what the whole staff is cheering about, in the head neonatologist's words, is that the other 4 are doing so fabulous!

He said Seth is responding excellently to the nitric oxide and will stay on it. He's had babies on it for weeks to months with absolutely no negative side effects. This is doing a world of good for Seth's lungs, decreasing the pressure his little heart and the machine are having to fight against. Thank God there is no heart change or damage yet, and we want to keep it that way!

One thing is that Seth will need some heavy-duty diuretics over the next two days to pull the water off the lungs that is accumulating as the nitric does its job. They will be attempting to correct his potassium and sodium levels, too. Thanks for praying!

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

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

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