Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Baby Bella Day 12
Today has been another trying day for us. This morning we went in and saw our little baby and were greeted with news about both her bowels and PDA. First her bowel looks like it is perforated and some fluid is leaking and possible stool, which can lead to infections. Her belly is bloated and a small area is turning a light shade of blue. Her PDA is being tested again and they think surgery may be the best option now and they want to schedule it next Monday. It all seems like a hurricane is hitting all at once. She was going along just fine and then boom a big storm of problems. On the positive side though, she has gained some more weight and is now heavier than when she was born. She is up to 1lb 12.5oz, and her breathing continues to be stable and she is still active and responsive to stimulus. But she does become more irritated when she is handled and her O2 saturation falls whenever she is touched. We are heading back up there to see her and pray with her. Hopefully the doctors will be able to give us some good news soon! They are doing an amazing job talking to us and helping her, we truly are thankful that we had her here at the UVA facilities, but we miss home a lot! Well, just wanted to give a quick update, we will report back in with more later. Please remember to love and cherish the moments that you spend with your loved ones, they are very special! Thank you for the prayers and may the Lord be with you all!