Thursday, January 3, 2008

1 Month Down!

"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted the Lord is good." 1 Peter 2:2-3

Coy is 1 month old! Today he had another positive day. They were able to increase his feeds of breast milk from 1cc to 2cc's. We are told that getting him to tolerate his feedings and being able to increase the amount of milk is the next big hurdle. Please pray that Coy will love his mama's milk and his gut will remain free of infection.
Ann Marie got to have kangaroo time again today for 2 hours. Hopefully tomorrow daddy might get a chance to kangaroo, that is if mommy lets him.

I was asked today by a co-worker "when will we be able to relax and breathe easier about Coy's health." Unfortunately, doctors tell us that we can't rest easy until the day we get to bring our little man home. That is what makes this journey ultra challenging especially when we are told that the earliest we can expect to go home is our original due date, March 28th. We want to celebrate the good days but are afraid to get too excited because we've seen just how quickly things can change. Life in the NICU is full of surprises. We are doing our best to stay faithful and accompany that faith with action. When others are responsible for the care of your son it is somewhat difficult to know what action you can take. Right now our action is asking for your prayers, going to the hospital every day, pumping milk, kangarooing, questioning doctors about the gameplan, and monitoring the level of care he is receiving. We are open to any other suggestions!

So tonight we give thanks for Coy's continued improvement and pray for a streak of good days to come.

Specific prayer requests:

  • That Coy will digest his milk and crave more
  • That his stomach will remain infection free
  • That his lungs, heart, eyes, brain, and kidney's will continue to mature
  • That his urine output will stabalize
  • That his cultures will remain negative
  • That he will be able to come off the ventilator soon with minimal lung scar tissue
  • That in the near future Coy will tolerate enough milk that he will no longer need his IV fluids

6 comments:

sj said...

praying for Coy and you both today in Lexington KY

Ann Glowacki said...

Chris and Ann Marie,

I am so happy to hear he continues to do well! Happy 1-month birthday, Coy! On Jaxson's 1-month b-day, I brought him a birthday cake to the NICU which he got to taste indirectly. The nurses loved it!

There's nothing like hearing good news in the NICU... I would get so excited when they increased Jaxson's feeds (by .5cc usually) and he tolerated it. It's the little things that keep you going! I love the pictures of you kangarooing, he is just such a punkin. We'll keep praying for more good news!

Ann, Shawn, and Jaxson

esperanza said...

Happy birthday Baby Coy.
You are in our daily prayers. Hang in there guys, you got all the help from above. Just hang in there. Tell Ann Marie trying to pump imagining that she is nursing directly into coy's mouth and that when she opens her eyes there were pictures of Coys all around her so she would keep her eyes closed again imagining Coy on her chest. That helped me when I was tired of pumping at work so my milk would not stop flowing. We hope everything keeps getting better.
Orlando, Esperanza & Liam (the neighbors).

Muggle Mom said...

happy 1 month old bday coy!!!! prayers will continue! :)

nicole

Katie & Jason Whorrall said...

Happy Birthday Coy. Praying for a wonderful, healthy New Year for you and your family.

Allison said...

It is wondeful to celebrate milestones, big and small. Happy one month Coy! Your family continually touches my life and I know the lives of many others. We continue to pray for Coy daily.