Monday, December 10, 2007

what a week

Today Coy is one week old! We are so grateful for this.
Just one week ago, we were told our little man was dead; that he wouldn't be born alive..
that even if he was born alive, he would not survive the first 24 hours...
that even if he did survive the first 24 hours, he would not survive the next...
that these babies have a "honeymoon" period so any "good" in the beginning will quickly be followed by a downhill slide...
that babies born at 23 weeks "just don't survive."
well, so far, this has not happened to Coy; and all we can say is PRAISE THE LORD!

He is still holding strong; kicking his legs, waving his arms, pulling on his tubes Our litte man is mighty! He is fighting everyday to prove these doctors wrong! Today he continued to take his feedings---all but 1, which is good...please pray that this continues!
Believe it or not, a one pounder can have high triglycerides---he is receiving "lipids" through hisIV line; this is used until he can take in enough
nourishment on his own through the breastmilk---we hadto hold the lipids for a few hours today until his triglyceride level came down

Daddy got to practice his diaper changing skills again--we are now down to 2 diapers per change--he'll be a pro before too long

Please say a prayer for a family who lost their angel today, he like Coy was born at 23 weeks; our hearts go out to this family, we didn't have words for them today; just pray that God will take their angel into heaven and comfort them during this difficult time

We are so grateful to you all for your continued support and prayers! It means so much to us & Coy!


The Van Fam said...

Amen sister!! 1 week, what a miracle. We will continue our prayers for Coy and for both you and Chris. Y'all are so special and God has such an amazing plan laid out for the three of you.

Love, Stephanie

Joan said...

Chris and Ann Marie - we are so excited for each day Coy is with you. We're anxious to meet him when he's ready to come home.
MUCH LOVE to you all~~~joanie d.

DannetBB said...

Hey Chris & Ann Marie,
We're thinking about your new family daily. Although we are hanging back from all the activity, please know that Charlie and I are both watching and waiting with you.
Love and support,
Charlie & Dannet

DJ said...

Hey little man...keep fighting. As we like to say in around here "Too easy!"

"But you are a shield around me O Lord, you bestow glory on me and lift up my head."

Chris and Ann, keep the faith guys. You got prayers coming from Korea. All my support,

katie said...

Chris and Ann Marie,
We admire your strength and Coy's. Josh and I continue to pray for you. We check the updates daily and thank God for each of his miracles. Coy is precious, and I know he is tough coming from our family. Know that we are here for you and we love you. We are coming up on Saturday and would love to stop by.

Katie and Josh

Renee Miller said...
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Renee Miller said...

The picture of Chris changing Coy's diaper is priceless. So cute. May God bless you and Chris has he has been and may Coy's keep being such a strong and brave baby. Love ya!!!