Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wrapped Around Daddy's Finger

Emma Claire already has her Daddy wrapped around her finger!

Emma Claire had a GREAT night and is having a GREAT day! The doctor saw her this morning and her blood gas came back really good, so they are going to lower her vent rate down to 30 this morning. Her weight gain was still 1 lb 10 ounces, but she is up to 750 grams (up 10 grams from yesterday). PRAISE GOD!! She is still getting 12 cc every 3 hours and they have only had to suction her a couple of times last night and once today during her breathing treatment. Her mucous secretions are not as much as she was having yesterday and her sputum sample has not grown anything in the first 24 hours, GLORY to GOD!

My milk supply is getting better everyday which is an answered prayer. I have started to take the Fenugreek (natural herb) to help increase my production which I started yesterday morning and I can already tell a difference each time I pump. Thanks for everyone's words of encourgement, they kept me pressing forward.

Emma's PDA is still open, but she continues to gain weight and it is causing her no issues at this point. They will evaluate the PDA if they cannot get her off the ventilator and determine if she will need to take a trip over to Vanderbilt to have the ligation and then come back to Baptist. Please continue to pray for healing of her PDA.

Overall, Matt and I are doing well. We went back to church last Sunday and it was nice to be back with our church family. Our schedule is working out GREAT and it is good to be home relaxing and running errands during the day and then going to meet Matt in the afternoons and not spending the entire day in the NICU. I feel better and more rested and I know Boomer appreciates me being home with him during the day (our sweet dachshund). I call in the mornings and check in on Emma Claire and make sure she is doing well and had a good night and that works out so good for me. Again, thanks for all of y'all's kind thoughts and words and keep them coming!

Matthew 11:28-29 ~ Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ~


  1. Glad to hear all of the good news. I have NO clue what my blood type is but if I need to I will have it checked for little Emma. YAY on the milk supply! Keep up the good work! Emily you are a great mom!

  2. What a great bible of my favorites. I found your link on another blog I follow. My son was in the NICU for 33 days so I know how exhausting and overwhelming it can be. Just take one day at a time. Sounds like y'all are handling things well.

    Prayers from Texas!

  3. Emily and Mat, Ijust got your link from Ronnie S.uncle wesley and me have had all of you in our prayers sience sweet little EMMA was born. if there was ever a more loved baby i don't where it would be. we will not be far away in though even if it is in miles. our prayers go out every day. god will see youall through.our love to each of the family. mary and wesley

  4. I am reading a book called,"30 Things I need To Tell My Son." I want to say this to my son and daughter-in-law. One of the 30 references is on perseverance. Warren Wiersbe wrote, "You cannot persevere unless there is a trial in your life. There can be no victories w/o battles; peaks w/o valleys." Mom says, "we cannot fully know the grace of God until we wait upon HIM to show us HIS glory." Nana June

  5. I had to print out this day's sweet picture and have it sitting on my desk now. Reminds me throughout the day to say a little prayer for Emma Claire. Isn't God awesome?!
    ~Gerry G.

  6. I'm so glad to hear she is doing better. We are still praying for you, Matt and Emma. God is great.-Rhonda