On Saturday July 14 it was decided that our babies should enter the world. I was having contractions since about 4 am and the medicine was not working to stop them. Judah Masaki ( meaning Praise / Exceeding Hope) was born at 7:14. One minute later at 7:15 Karis Masami (meaning Grace / True Beauty) was born. They tried to resuscitate both babies, but because of his lack of water due to pProm which lead to numerous problems, Judah only lived for one hour. If you have been reading you know Karis sack also ruptured but then by a miracle resealed. As she came out I heard a little squeak of a cry, which meant that her lungs were somewhat developed. They were able to resuscitate her and quickly took her to the NICU. Praise God!!!
Today we reached the very critical 72 hour make that many preemies do not make it to. So that is really good news! There of course are a few issues with having a baby at 24 weeks. Truthfully it would take awhile to explain and really I don't have the energy for that. There are three main things to PRAY FOR:
1. They have found a brain bleed. There are four levels of this and hers is the lowest. While that is great news, please pray that this would resolve and heal itself.
2. In checking her heart they found something called PDA, it has to do with a valve that doesn't actually close until around week 35 I believe. Anyways, it can allow blood into the lungs, which is not good. So they have given her medicine and we have been told it is looking better each day.
3. She does have an infection, the doctor said all preemie babies have this and she is on antibiotics. But her blood work is not great. After three days of treatment her white blood cell count went up, but her CRP (inflammation level) went down. Please pray that here infection would disappear!!
|This is a little book the nurses started for Karis. I love that they write in it and in English!!! Of course it is made "cute" by little drawings and stickers :)|