Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Figured This Was Coming (Update #1)

Meg and I were up and ready to head to the hospital at 5:45am to meet with the surgeon and to bring our nurses some coffee.  Right as we were getting ready to the leave the house, the NICU called to let us know that our surgery was being pushed off until 2:00pm CST today.  Our surgeon got called in to deal with a baby trauma, but we're next up on the list.  We went back to bed for 30 more minutes and then went up to the NICU to see our girls.

Maddy actually had to have her cannula put back on as she is still have some bouts of apnea and her oxygen saturation level seem to be drifting.  They did remove her IV, at least for now, but depending on how well she continues to handle her feeding will dictate whether they can avoid having to put her back on the TPN.

Last night was bath night, so all of their hair looks soft and smells like baby.  Maddy and Sophie both have their preemie clothes on.   I know everyone thinks their babies are beautiful, but I just can't get enough of these girls.

Izzy's status didn't really change overnight.  She's still on the ventilator and the nurses/doctors are still managing her pain via the Fentanyl drip.  We met with one of the neonatologists who we hadn't met yet, Dr. Gomez, and it looks like we'll be spending a lot of time getting to know her today.

I'll post another update when we know more.  Meg, the girls, and I all thank you for your thoughts and continued prayers.


  1. Praying for you today. I hope the surgery goes well and without complications.

  2. Thanks for keeping us posted! I will continue to pray for Isabella : )