Friday, 3 May 2013

Balancing The Ups & Downs

I've had a couple complications with my health. On Wednesday morning my blood pressure shot back up to 178/110 and my doctor was quite concerned. And my blood work showed odd liver counts. He put me on complete strict bed rest to help lower it and have me a bp medication. I also asked him for something to help me sleep because I had not been sleeping at all since the girls were born. I'm feeling much better now but he's keeping me until at least tomorrow to monitor my liver and just to make sure my bp is staying down.

It's been a whirlwind couple of days. Adeline has been able to be out on a feeding tube with my breast milk instead of just IV nutrients. Her PDA closed after two rounds of medication and she's gained 3 ounces! putting her at 1 pound and 2 ounces over and above her birth weight! She has severe jaundice so spends most of her time in the tanning beds. Haha. I got to touch her tiny little hand for a minute on Wednesday and cried like I've never cried before. There are no words for the feeling I felt.

Eloise had to have surgery on her PDA because after two rounds of medication it was still not closed. She is doing better but still very weak and fragile. She was able to be on the feeding tube also but is still requiring some IV nurtrient supplement. She has gained back 1 ounce putting her at 1 pound 5 ounces. I got to hold Ellie during a bedding change this morning and again balled my eyes out the entire time. I can't explain how amazing it felt to hold my sweet little girl.

And last but not least our poor sweet little Olivia is still holding on. She still has the infection and is on the antibiotics. We're praying for the best but preparing for the worst. She is still on strictly IV nutrients and has lost another 2 ounces putting her at just 15 ounces. It's the hardest thing in the world to see your baby so sick. I want to be extatic about the strides Addie and Ellie are making but my sweet little Olivia is so sick it's hard to celebrate anything. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and know that we appreciate and are very thankful for every prayer you say for us and our girls. I'll try and update again soon.

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