Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Baby Davey

Just a few updates on David:

They have been trying to give him some of my milk through a tube over the past couple of days, but he hasn't been digesting it, so they stopped the feeds. They noticed a heart murmur yesterday and did an echocardiogram and found out that a little vein that's supposed to close at birth hasn't closed yet. This is causing some extra stress to his heart and lungs and makes it so that his blood isn't going where it's supposed to (like to his digestive tract). They started him on a medication to close this vein, so hopefully in the next couple of days they vein will close and he might be able to try eating again. For now he's getting all of his nutrition through his PICC line.

When I saw him this morning they had put a new IV on the top of his tiny head for the medication, since all of the veins in his arms and legs are too small. So sad! But he did seem to have more energy. He was opening his eyes and kicking his little legs, so hopefully this medicine is working and his poor heart won't be working so hard.

These are all typical preemie issues that we're dealing with, so nothing to be too alarmed over. We are very greatful to everyone for their support and prayers!


Tanner and Chelsey said...

Oh Laura, Im so sorry that you have to go through all of this. You are an amazing person and you and little David will continue to be in our prayers. How are you holding up? How are you feeling? Call me if you ever want to talk. Hang in there!

Kenzee Jo said...

You know... his name fits him perfectly. He is little "David" from David and Goliath. He is small, yet so strong :) You guys are in my prayers. Not a fun thing to see your child like this and go through this, but I know you and your spouse can and so can little David.

Wendi said...

I would be sad about all the tubes and things. Poor little guy and for you having to watch him with all his trials.

Whitney said...

It breaks my heart to see little babies with IV's and tubes hanging out of them. Keep up the good spirits. Baby David is in our prayers. let me know what I can do to help. Food? Please?

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