But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Friday, September 7, 2012

PICC line is in!

The nurse practitioner just called to say that they were able to successfully put the PICC line into David!  We are very thankful.

They are trying to wean Seth down off the oscillator ventilator from a mean pressure setting of 15 to 12 or less.  The ventilator that is a step down (and preferable) from the oscillator can only go up to 12, so once he is able to do well at 12 on the current one, they'll switch him.  That will be better for his lungs and allow him to start practicing breathing on his own.

Grace is doing fine, but not recovering as quickly as they hoped she would.  She is needing a bit more help from the respirator.  She has some junk in her throat that they are checking for infection, which we really pray against.  They were hoping to start her on feeds again tonight, but that depends on whether they hear stomach sounds or not and whether they have to start her on antibiotics.

Will is puffy.  He's got a lot of fluid to lose, but is doing well.

Marcie is doing fine, too.

Isaac had a good day at school and is spending the night and all tomorrow with a good friend.  Thanks, Schlenkers!

Gavin

8 comments:

  1. My hubby is at UT on the 4th floor and I went walking some today and went up to the waiting room a couple of times today to see if yall might be around. Then I had to go to the gift shop to look around they have lots of cute stuff. Just know that I am praying for those sweet little babies and standing in agreement that the babies are being healed and covered in the blood of Jesus. I am also happy that Issac is going to get him some good friend time this weekend and it should be a perfect weekend for playing outside. Have a great weekend!
    Julie

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  2. Thank you Lord for today's answered prayer and for Your continued blessings. NKL

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  3. Been praying all day for success regarding little David and that PICC line! Thank God for answered prayers this evening! Praying for Gracie....that our Father will keep her free from infection, that Seth can step down on his vent, that Will's diuretics help him and that Marcie keeps on improving daily! Happy that Isaac is getting some fun time with friends....and praying for Mom and Dad.....

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  4. So happy to hear prayers were answered today!!!! God is so wonderful. I am so thankful Isaac is enjoying schoola nd getting to spend time with friends. Will continue to pray for your whole entire family, especially Grace and Seth. I so hope he can step down to the other vent. Mom and Dad, don't forget to take care of yourselves.

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  5. HAPPY ONE MONTH BIRTHDAY, DAVID, SETH, WILL, MARCIE AND GRACE. i WILL HAVE A PIECE OF CAKE FOR YOU. jUDITH

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  6. Happy for yesterday's victories. May today bring more of them wrapped in God's loving and abundant grace, strength, mercy and endurance. I agree with "Just Me" (see above reply) that you need to take care of yourselves also.

    Blessing,

    Gail Boemker
    JAARS
    Waxhaw NC

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  7. PRAYING FOR ALL


    ERIKA

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Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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