Yesterday we met with the surgeon regarding Noah. He told us that Noah had not passed his meconium plug yet, so basically he has been constipated. He also has area higher up in his small intestine that is narrowed, but the surgeon hopes that this will "decompress" now that he has passed his meconium plug after the enema. He still has the green bile stuff coming out of his stomach, which we are praying will become more clear indicating that his intestines have decompressed. He passed a bunch of yucky stuff this morning so we are thinking that things must be moving through the intestines, but we'll have to wait for this morning's Xray to know if that is case. So, basically, we are waiting for their decision. They have him scheduled for surgery at 5pm today (9/4/07) just in case they decide to do surgery.
Brave Noah - Still basking in the "Sunlight"
The Bile Container that Needs to Turn Clear
Cohen is holding his temp well and eating 1 oz of food now. They are considering moving him to a crib soon.
Proud Papa Feeding Cohen
Sophia is now out of her tanning bed and in an isolette working to maintain her temp. She is no longer on IV fluids, eating breast milk only. Her fuzzy dark hair is so cute. She is known to let the nurses know if she is not happy, but calms down quickly when I rub her head - yes, she already has me wrapped around her finger:)
Miss Sophia - aka "Miss Thang" by the Nurses
Finn is also getting much stronger. He is an isolette right next to little sister. He is trying to maintain his body temp as well and so far is doing great. It is so amazing what God and these little ones can do overnight!
We will update later today on what the plan is for Noah. Keep up the prayers - God hears them all.
We are parents to three rambunctious boys and one even more rambunctious little girl who were all born in the same minute of the same day in August of 2007. This entire journey has allowed us to witness everyday miracles and proves to us that God is very much alive and walking among us. Great challenge has come with the miracles and we are learning to choose to be joyful through the daily tests. This blog is a collection of memories and a look at how we learn to grow more mature in our faith even as our faith is stretched to the max at times. Thank you for walking it with us, your encouragement and prayers are such a blessing to our family.