Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you so much for all your support and prayers- Evangeline is finally past the worst of it, and recovering from the NEC. She got off the ventilator today, and they were able to remove many of her tubes and IVs. They think we are now past the "danger zone" (the time period where the bowel is at risk for perforation) and so we have avoided that surgery. There is a possibility for surgery weeks down the road if her bowels do not heal up exactly right... Her labs and x-rays are improving, and she is behaving like she feels better.

In terms of the second infection, they are still not exactly sure what to make of it. There is a hard inflamed area on her neck, that has remained unchanged for the past several days with antibiotics. They are not sure if it is a gland issue or an abscess, etc.  A surgeon is going to come in and take a look tonight.  Hopefully, it can just be drained, and will not prove to be a major problem...

From here, we kindof start from the beginning again. After 10 days of antibiotics and holding feeds, we will slowing start re-feeding again and take it one feeding at a time, one poop at a time, one day at a time, and hopefully she will be able to take off and come home so that her momma and daddy can have her all to themselves- no needles/tubes/wires allowed!!




Meanwhile, we do have another child...she's big stuff; wearing big girl clothes, in an open crib, taking bottles, and weighs 4 1/2lbs.

Please join us in thanking God that Evangeline has crossed this hurdle and protected Audrey! Thank you so much for your prayers, I truly believe you all carried us through this. I have prayed that God would bless each of you. 

Thank you for loving us, especially all of the people following our story that we don't know-we're so touched by you! We still have a long road ahead with Evangeline, but must rejoice when we're able. Please continue to pray for us as you think of it. Much love to you! xo.


20 comments:

  1. Britton and Elizabeth WoodMay 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    they are just beautiful! we will keep praying for continued strength and growth for both girls. I know it was so good to be able to hold Evangeline again!

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  2. oh my goodness, Laura! Those little girls are so yummy. So thankful for Evangeline's improvement...will continue to pray for ya'll. much love.

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  3. so wonderful to hear! So many people praying for you all.

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  4. Continued prayers -- of thanks and continued healing are being sent for you and your precious baby girls.

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  5. WONDERFUL news!!! SO thankful!!! I will continue to pray. The girls are just beautiful! Praying that you will have them home and healthy as soon as possible!

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  6. Praying and so thankful for great news.

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  7. Glendra ThompsonMay 15, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Precious pictures! Praying for your special family and continued great news.

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  8. So glad for good news.

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  9. Have been following you & the girls through the blog & through Mimi. Reading this and looking at the picutes tonight brought tears of joy to my eyes! May God continue to watch over your new family and bring you more good news. Love & blessings. Penny Cauble

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  10. Praying, praying, praying for your sweet girls.

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  11. I'm glad to hear the good news. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  12. So happy to hear! Have been following your blog from Canada. Came across it while researching Dr. Moise.
    All the best to you and your beautiful family.

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  13. We are so happy to hear this news and see the beautiful photos! We continue to pray for you all, and especially little Evangeline. Much love from Anne Jump & Ed Rossier.

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  14. wonderful, wonderful!! continuing to pray and SO very grateful for the good report. love you guys!!

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  15. This so wonderful!! I will pray for healthy poop!! Only parents do that :) And look how cute Audrey looks in the big girl crib :)

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  16. We marvel at God's grace and we continue to lift you all up in prayer. They sure are precious little girls!!!

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  17. Wow!!! So much good news! So happy and inspired by the fight of God and Evangeline. Watch out! She will probably be one strong willed little girl but praise God for that! She is fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Will continue to pray for health and development of the girlies.

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  18. What a great report. How great she is looking. Her big sister is looking good ,also. We continue to pray that each day brings improving health for both girls and peace for Mom and Dad. Our love th all four of you. Aunt virginia and Uncle Troy

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  19. So grateful that Evangeline is over this hurdle! We'll continue to pray for all of you. Can't wait to tell the kids in the morning of God's goodness and that their prayers matter!

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  20. Laura,
    I am just now tuning in to this amazing, beautiful, hard story. John and I are praying praying praying for you, Ryan, Audrey, and sweet Evangeline. Your expressions of faith in this difficult time are beautiful, and we are praying that the Lord will honor you.
    With love,
    Libby Scrofano

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