Cohen is the only baby not on any respiratory treatments. Mari was able to pump and feed him a bottle this morning, which he took like a champ! He is still unable to completely regulate his body temperature, but will likely move to an isolette tonight. Believe it or not, this is improvement.
Noah is already in an isolette. They were able to remove his CPAP (continuous passive airway pressure) this morning and replace it with a regular nasal cannula, just to give him a boost of oxygen. Both Noah and Cohen are receiving momma's milk via a feeding tube every 3 hours!
Sophia continues to struggle a little with breathing. She uses a CPAP as well to help her breath, and she needs less and less oxygen each day. She always looks so comfortable in the strangest positions.
Finn is also struggling to breathe. He did not cry at birth and has had the most difficulty breathing. He initially required a breathing tube but was able to switch to the CPAP late yesterday. The main concern is he has bouts of apnea where he forgets to breathe and needs a little stimulation to get it going. We had a scare tonight where he stopped breathing for what seemed like forever. Mari was right there with him and just fell to the chair and prayed. As she started to pray, her parents walked in to comfort her and answered her prayer. The doctor was called in to put the breathing tube back in and place him on a ventilator to stabilize him.
Unfortunately, this scare reminded us that the babies are not out of the woods yet and their health is still very fragile, and that we still need all the prayers to continue.
We had lots of visitors today showering us and the babies with love. Because the babies, especially Finn, are so fragile right now, we are going to try to limit the number of visitors to the NICU.
Please continue to pray for these amazing babies. Finn really needs strength to breathe better and he needs all the prayers we can lift up.
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