Thursday, May 19, 2011

Update #2

Now, here is an update for our little Annabelle!
A few weeks ago, she was doing great with her
feeding and growing steadily, and then very
suddenly, she developed a condition called
NEC, which has 3 stages to it.  She had an
infection in her intestine, which has the
ability to develop into a more serious condition. 
She never progressed past the first stage, 
but the doctors in Bend didn't want to gamble with her 
health, so they made the decision to airlife her to Eugene.
Bend doesn't have a pediatric surgeon and they
wanted to make sure that if she needed surgery,
she would be in the right place.  Jim and I
drove straight over and met her at the hospital.
She was stable, and has stayed that way for the
past 2 weeks, but she sure scared us!
I have been spending most of my time in Eugene
and Jim has been staying with Evelyn in Bend.
We can not wait to have our whole family back

Here's our sweet little girl!  Despite her little
speed bump, she has been growing steadily!

She even has a room with a view in Eugene!

She wasn't allowed to eat until recently
because of her tummy issue, but she sure wanted to.
She loves sucking on her binkie!

Yesterday, Annabelle breastfed for the first time!!
She was only supposed to get a little to get the hang of
it, but she took over the amount of food that she was
supposed to eat total!!  She also sucks down her bottles
with ease!!

She is now weighing in at a whopping 5 pounds!!!

She was so tired after eating, she crashed!!

She curls up like a little frog on my chest:)

Here she is with her grandma Kiki!  She melts us all!

Wide awake, very alert, which they tell me is a good
sign of progress!

Thank you all for your prayers!! Keep them coming
so we can get these two girls out of the hospital and
home with us!! We are so ready for that day.


Grant, Amy, and Caleb said...

Wow, Brea... thanks so much for the updates. Let us know what we can do for you. We'd love to bring you a meal. We'll be praying for your little pumpkins!

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

What a adventure it's been already... praying for quick improvments.