Sunday, December 2, 2007


Today we visited the NICU and were given exciting news! Louisa and Reid both have been advanced on their feedings and both of them are taking every feeding by bottle. When babies are close to full term this is not a big deal. But for preemies this is one of the three big goals (breathing, eating, temperature control).

Because Reid breathes room air, can maintain his body temperature and now is taking every feeding by bottle he has no reason to stay in the NICU! We expect that by Wednesday we will be able to welcome Reid home and will finally begin to feel like real parents. The down side is that Louisa will still be in the NICU but all she has to do is gain enough weight to maintain her temperature. Today she weighed 3 lbs. 1.4 oz. and hopefully will be home in a few weeks.

So please continue to pray for Louisa that she will continue to have good days and that Reid will have no setbacks between now and Wednesday. Also please say a prayer for Brian and his family. Brian is a little boy whose isolete is next to Louisa's and his prognosis is not good. He is a really sick little boy so please pray for him to have no pain and strength for his family.

Now, I am going to get some sleep while I still can...

1 comment:

Katie D said...

I am so excited for you both and can't wait to meet little Harry and Harriett! Such great news :) Merry Christmas! Love, Katie D

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