Wednesday, December 30, 2009
He has been doing pretty much the same with his throwing up problem, yesterday he got put on demand feeding, which means that he can sleep up to 5 hours before they will wake him up to eat, and then he can eat as much as he wants, the nurse said that it was one step closer to going home, but when we went in today they had put him back on somewhat of a scedule because they want to see if feeding him more often ( every 3 hours at least ) and then not giving him as much ( no more than 40- 60 mls ) would help him keep his milk down, so far today he has been doing good with that and he did not throw up at all both times that we were there to feed him. He also now weighs 5 pounds 4 ozs since Sunday night.
This afternoon he went for an altrasound of his kidneys, he had some water in them when they had checked it out last time, so they wanted to do a follow up on that. The results should be in tomorrow or the day after that. Other than that he does not have any other exams ect... right now that I know of, so far his eye seems to be just fine and when he is awake he is looking around and seems to be noticing alot more, he is so cute when he is awake!
So that is about all our news here, Im sorry about not updating sooner and that there are no pictures in this post, I forgot our computer at home on our last visit so Im using someone elses computer and dont have any pictures.
We thank you for your prayers and ask that you might continue to remember us when you go before our Lord in prayer, things that you can pray for are:
Andrews kidneys to fine...
Andrews lungs to keep growing stronger so that he can stay off of the caffine this time...
Some answers to be found next week...
Strength for Josh and I as we continue to wait. THANK YOU!!!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
He is doing very good, his throwing up is getting less and less and he is eating more and more. He took 50 mls tonight and will sometimes take up to 60! He weighs 4 pounds and 11 ozs since Monday, he is getting to be so big. :)
His breathing is also doing great, at least with the caffine, they are going to try taking him off of that again tomorrow, so please pray that his lungs will have grown stronger!
We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Blessed New Year! You all hold a special place in our hearts for all the prayers you have sent heaven-ward for us! We love you all!
We are now aiming to MAYBE get home around Andrews due date, which was January 10th. We are praying that it might be sooner, but more importantly that Gods will be done!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
He is still doing some spitting up, sadly the caffine will make some babies throw up, so I guess you just cant win them all. We will work on the breathing first and then on keeping the food down.
But even though he is throwing up he is still gaining weight, he weighs just about 4 and half pounds now and will get weighed again tonight, so that is wonderful!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
So the Docter came in and said to put him back on the caffine, they gave him a big dose of that right away, and when we came back at 4 he seemed to be doing better, we didnt get to give him a bath because they wanted him to get as much rest as possible. So I guess he will stay on the caffine for a few days and then try it again and see what happens.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Nursing has also been going better, he now knows what to do and yesterday he took 9 mls while nursing! This is great! Now we are praying that he will be able to continue nursing because of his throwing up, we wont really know until he takes more to see if he throws up after nursing as well as after taking the bottle or being tube fed.
After his last check up they have found some blood in the retna of his left eye. There is no detatchment so they have decided not to do an altrasound, but they are rather going to check it every Monday to make sure that nothing is going to get worse. This is another place where we ask for prayers, that his eye would heal and that there will be no permanent damage.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Three Things You Are Wearing Right Now
Three things you want very badly right now?
For Andy to come home
For Andy to come home
And yes for Andrew to come home. :)
Three Things You Did Last Night/Yesterday
Went to see Andrew
Two things you ate yesterday?
An apple :)
Two people you last talked to on the phone
Two Things You Are Going To Do Today
Eat some peanuts
Your three favourite beverages
Ice tea (like the Canadian kind ;)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
He moved to a new bed on Saturday, this one is open which means he has to get used to all the sound, and keep his own temp. which he has been doing very well!
He also moved to another room, still in the NICU, but this one is for bigger, stronger babies. Here they have 1 nurse for every 4 babies instead of 1 for 2. It is also alot quieter in there because not all the babies machines are beeping all the time. :)
His weight is up to 1796 grams, this is about 3 pounds, 13 ounces, or somewhere close to that. He is getting 30 mls per feeding and is no longer throwing up like he was, this is also an answer to prayer as he really needs to keep eveything in his tummy so that he can grow.
We got training on how to give him a bath yesterday, he didnt think much of it, but he sure liked it afterward, as you can see in the picture, he was very relaxed! :)
Well its been fun to do a post that has so much positive news in it! We are still so grateful for all of your prayers as we continue to feel them every day. We are so blessed to have you all behind us! Please continue to pray for his lungs to grow stronger and that he will figure out his whole eating thing, :) thankyou, and God bless you!!
Friday, December 4, 2009
His amount per feeding went up to 32 mls but because his tummy was not able to keep it all in they moved him back to 29 mls. He seems to be doing alot better this way. He gets weighed twice a week now, yesterday he weighed 1716 grams which is somewhere around 3 lbs and 11 ozs. This is a big jump for him, and we are very happy for it!
We want to thankyou all once again for your prayers, you are all very special to us! We ask that you would please keep on praying for us, We would love to be home for Christmas but we also want to trust God and follow His plan for us, we know that He knows what is best for us!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
We really like it and pray that it will serve us well in the years to come.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So thats where we are right now, we are praying to be home for Christmas, but most of all we are praying for God's will to be done, we know that He is in charge and we want to do our best to live out his will. Thankyou all for your continued prayers!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We had alot of fun together tonight, he loves to snuggle, and so do I!
Dont you just love that blonde/red hair? Just like his Daddies. :)
And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:7
Thankyou Mom and Dad Pauls for that wonderful verse of encouragment, it was just what we needed!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wake Up Little Man!
Andrew's breathing has been getting alot better! He was off of his nasal prongs all day yesterday!! This was very good knews for us. He lasted from 10:30 in the morning till 3 last night, we were not really expecting him to stay off of them cause he is still so little, so this was an answer to prayer! Please continue to pray that his lungs will keep getting stronger and he will be able to do all of his own breathing.
What A Big Yawn!
He is also doing very good with his eating, he is still being tube fed and now gets 30 mls. per feeding. On Tuesday he reached his goal of 27 mls and then after he started gaining weight they uped it to 30. Today he weighed 1390 grams, which means he only needs to gain 40 grams to get back to birth weight. This is very exciting for us!
But Mom, Its So Hard To Wake Up!
So once agian that is where our little man is at, still making progress, one small step at a time.
We once again Thank You for all your prayers, as our life has a lot of ups and downs right now, and we never know what is going to happen next, Your prayers are so very important to us.
Being Comforted By Daddy.
We want to say a special Thank You to our families for all that they have done and are doing for us. You are so very special and without you we would be lost. Thank You for the food, the fun visits, phone calls, texts, and prayers. We love you and miss you all!
Good Night Sweet Heart!