Sunday, May 16, 2010

Who's hungry?

We had a great day with all of our babies yesterday! Everyone is off of CPAP and are now breathing COMPLETELY on their own. Errol and Avery's feedings were increased. Layla pooped twice! That may not seem like a big deal to you, but we are so proud of our little one for amazing everyone. While Adam was holding her, Layla got her first tube feeding! All of them had their echocardiograms (heart ultrasounds). The girls' were normal, but Errol showed a slight defect. This exerpt from a website explains it better than I could. "The ductus arteriosus is a short blood vessel that connects the main blood vessel supplying the lungs to the aorta, the main blood vessel that leaves the heart. Its function in the unborn baby is to allow blood to bypass the lungs, because oxygen for the blood comes from the mother and not from breathing air. In full-term babies, the ductus arteriosus closes shortly after birth, but it frequently stays open in premature babies. When this happens, excess blood flows into the lungs and can cause breathing difficulties and sometimes heart failure. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is often treated with a medication called indomethacin or ibuprofen, which is successful in closing the ductus arteriosus in more than 80% of infants requiring these medications. However, if medical therapy fails, then surgery may be required to close the ductus." Right now his hole is very small and he is show absolutely no signs or symptoms of complications from it. They are going to watch is closely while he's in the hospital and as he grows. We aren't worried. These babies have already beat more than this. We have gotten to hold all of them now. It's just amazing.

We had a nice suprise last evening when my parents brought big sister. Jozey for a visit. Can't wait to get home to her :)

I'm starting to feel better. Still sore and very swollen, but walking and getting around better. Thanks for your continued prayers and support.

*Thinking we need to change our Blog name to something including the whole family now that the babies are here. Any suggestions??? I'll pick my favorites and post a survey so everyone can help pick. Our idea was "Adam and Mar Plus Two Pair" :)

1 comment:

  1. andrea from kett l&d likes "the Kelhof-four's." and i guess you can add you and adam too. :) glad to hear the babies are doing well!