As I talked about yesterday, Judah had his breathing tube removed and began breathing on his own. Things got a little bumpy last night around 11PM. They were considering putting the tube back in because he was breathing pretty hard and wasn’t settling down. With this news Liz and I decided to spend some time praying over Judah and believing for God to change the path we were headed down. Soon after they checked his blood gas levels, (which was the deciding factor) and they came back good! Thankfully he began to settle down and had a good night.
Today we made a few attempts at nursing, but Judah didn’t seem too interested. We intend to convince him otherwise. They did put a feeding tube in through his nose and began giving him milk that we’ve frozen and he is digesting that very well.
Our prayer needs are the same as stated in yesterday’s post with the addition of extra grace for Liz and I. With Judah being weaned off a lot of his meds he is much more awake, but also unhappy and crying most of the time. We know babies cry. But it’s especially hard because we don’t know if it’s caused by pain in his body or because he’s only 16 days old. It’s also difficult because we can’t just pick him up; we need a nurse to help move him, and we have to stay in a chair while holding him because of all the wires and tubes connected.
We just learned of a friend who is about 22 weeks pregnant and having surgery tomorrow morning at 10:30AM. Her baby was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and she is having prenatal surgery to try and correct this. Please pray for them tomorrow. For more info, click here: Baby Seggio Blog.
We praise God for what He has done and how He as kept us during this time. We also want to again thank you for all the prayers and support over the last two weeks.
Nick & Liz