Thursday, March 31, 2011

NICU update - Thursday morning

Yesterday Braxton had an ultrasound done of his heart to see if there were any problems.  There are, in fact, holes in the muscle that divides the left and right chambers.  This is considered a fairly "minor" heart defect, and over the next few months is expected to turn into a heart murmur and then heal itself.  Please pray for rapid healing.

In good news, Braxton had an excellent nursing this morning.  Please pray that those continue with regularity.  He is also maintaining a good body temp as the temp in his bed slowly gets turned down.

We have a lot of support from friends and family right now, and we are so thankful.  Everything from live-in childcare to meals has been taken care of.  Brian and some of the kids are sick though, so please pray for healing.

I am living at the hospital in a tiny little room when I'm not with Braxton.  We are on a 3-hour feeding and pumping routine which means I only get short breaks for eating and sleeping.  So far I am holding up, but things are starting to take their toll on me. 

We are not sure about a discharge date yet, as things need to stabilize more.  But we are expecting at least a couple more days. 

Thank you again for all your prayers.


Pure Mod Life said...

praying for strength, healing, & rest over you, your family, and sweet Braxton. So thankful u get to stay there with him. Thanks for the updates..XO

Micaela said...

Please, Please let me know if there is anything I can do! You have an extremely strong family - I have faith that you can make it through anything!

Mama of 5 said...

We'll be praying.

Renee said...

Praying and praying!