9.15.2008

So much good news

Yesterday couldn't get any better. Liana was still off her oxygen and not getting so tired during her feedings. She seems to keep her oxygen saturation in the high 90s all the time. She still has some bradys associated with her reflux. When I fed her yesterday, she had two bradys because her food was coming back up and then 3 other spit ups after that but without the heart rate drops. So I am going to talk to the doctor today about trying the Enfamil AR. My thoughts are if she does the same thing then we can go back to breast milk, but if it does wonders for her then that is what she needs to have! So I will keep you updated as to what happens.

Adleigh is still eating great and she had a poop yesterday! This was the big thing we were waiting for because we needed to know if things could pass through her system after the surgery. The nurse practitioner also said that if everything goes according to plan that Adleigh could possibly come home this weekend. What?!?! Yep, we may have one of our babies home in the next week. So they are scheduled her for all the things she needs done before discharge (like the hearing screen and immunizations, etc) so we aren't held up with those. So pray for that to become a reality. I am a little nervous because I have had such qualified people caring for her for 3 months and I just hope I do a good job. Pray for Wade and me that we will be confident in taking care of our daughters. And pray that we figure out the magic combination of food and medicine so that Liana stops having these bradys and we can take her home too.

Here is Liana without her cannula looking uber cute.

And here is Adleigh yesterday zonked out on my lap.

And a sweet video of Liana while she is getting weighed. And just so you know Adleigh weighs 6 lbs 7 ozs and Liana weighs 5 lbs 4 ozs.

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8 comments:

Tasha Via said...

I know you guys will do amazing. You know your girls so well and God has seen fit to entrust them to YOU. I'm so excited for the whole family!

Kelly H. said...

Ferris, they are just adorable. I can't wait to squeeze them. :) We are so excited for Adleigh to come home, and are praying that those bradys will stop so Liana will be on her way soon too! Love you!

Nichole said...

Ferris, that is so incredibly exciting! I know that this is the news you have been waiting for! Be confident in your own ability to take care of your girls. You have something that all of those qualified professionals don't.. instinct as those girls' mother. Listen to it and you will be fine. You have learned a lot in those 3 months of watching medical professionals!

Michelle Jamie said...

Glory to God in the highest for such a brilliant report. I am so happy I could do flip flops. (Yes I did read it correctly that it's still a possibility, how could I not be happy just at the mention of even one going home!!)

I can't believe it's been three months already!

Michelle Jamie said...

I think you guys will do great as full time parents. Remember you are the best thing for them. EVEN when you make a mistake...you are still the best thing for Adleigh and Liana.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how big they are!!! God has done truly amazing things through those little girls. They are such a testimony of faith!! I can't wait to meet them in person...

You are a fantastic mother... and are going to do a great job with them once they're home!!

Always praying for you guys...

~Sarah W.

Anonymous said...

I know you and Wade are phenominal parents and will do an awesome job too once they are home. I'm sure it's overwhelming but you can do it. God doesn't give you more than you can handle. I will be praying special prayers for you all this week.

Anonymous said...

Ferris, I've been following your beautiful girls' progress since Pastor Furtick and Wade shared your story at church that Sunday. It brought back so much for my husband and me as it was the week of our sons' birthday. They were 26 week preemies, too. I've relived much of our journey as I've read about yours. Thank you for sharing. When they do come home (Praise God it's soon!), you will fall right into parenthood as if you've always done it. It can be overwhelming now and then, but the thrill of having them home overshadows all of that. I remember all I wanted was for them to come home and what an amazing ride it's been since Oct. 11th and Nov. 1st!!
Your sister in Christ and fellow Elevator,
~Amy~