Friday, February 6, 2009

6 February- Both of my girls are progressing pretty well. Kel is up walking around and enjoying life without monitors and IVs holding her down. Caroline is still heavy on the monitors and IVs but is improving everyday. She is still on blood pressure medication and they've had to give her some medicine to settle her down a bit too. Chest x-rays are looking better and there is even talk of taking her off the ventilator within the next 24 to 48 hours. They have picked up a slight murmur in Caroline's heartbeat which is caused by a valve remaining open that usually closes right after birth. It's not uncommon for premature infants to have this issue but we are praying that the valve close up soon as it could require surgery if it doesn't. Overall nurses and doctors are pretty pleased with her progress and she is gaining quite the fan club. Kel and I still haven't gotten to hold her so that's another milestone we're praying for. Soon they will be running new IV lines in new areas of her body which could prove stressful but a must if we are to keep heading down the path of progress. We will keep you informed as we clear each hurdle. Thanks for your prayers and support.

1 comment:

Maynard and Joy Howell said...

As I mentioned on Kelly's facebook, I will be available to help next week. I'm sure there will be lots of visitors this weekend (she does have a fan club!) so its hard but will try to stay away til then. Thanks for the update. We will be praying for the heart valve situation and that she continue to progress and also for wisdom for the doctors and nurses caring for her. So glad to hear Kelly is feeling better. Hope you can hold Caroline soon - she is such a sweet little bundle and will do even better when she can be in mommy & daddy's arms! Love to all three of you!