Thursday, January 17, 2008

44 days old!

I am happy to report that Coy had another wonderful day....he is now 44 days old! Hard to believe, huh?
I was able to hold him for most of the afternoon; this is our favorite time together. We're really starting to bond so well during our afternoon naps...

Here's a quick update on Coy from today...

  • He will have a repeat Echo done next week sometime...the infectious disease doctors want to look at the "spot" on his heart again; they want to make sure it's not artifact on the sonogram...
  • He will continue on the antibiotics for 42 days regardless of what is found
  • He will have a PICC line placed sometime tonight; please pray this procedure goes well!
  • Coy continues to urinate adequately...please continue to pray for daily urine output; pray for normal kidney function!
  • They have been able to wean down Coy's ventilator for the past few days! He is now on 30 bpm with a pressure of 22/6; his oxygen requirement was around 30-50% today!
  • His feedings were increased to 11 cc every 3 hours which he tolerated...if he continues to tolerate his feeds throughout the night, he will be increased to full feeds tomorrow...
  • We now have Immunology doctors consulting on Coy; his IgG antibodies are low...this is most likely due to him being premature...(like every other complication, right?)...he may receive IV IgG therapy...we'll find more out tomorrow...
  • Coy's chest x-ray looked better today!
  • So far, there has been no growth in Coy's blood cultures...

Please continue to pray for Coy! Pray for complete and total healing! Pray against infection, pray for Coy's lungs to clear; pray for him to breathe without laboring; pray for his neighbor, Michael, who will be having heart surgery tomorrow; pray for all the sweet, innocent babies in the NICU...

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for loving us,
help us to love each other.
Please bless Baby Coy in the hospital. Help him get strong so he can come home with his Mommy and Daddy.

Luke Hawryluk (12-03-03)

sherrillfamily said...

So glad to hear that things seem on the up.
That is encouraging. We are cheering Coy on!

john and kelly

Amanda said...

I will go to bed so happy tonight having read this. Praise God!

Knox said...

My prayers and thoughts are with Coy and you two. Cant wait to hear or read more positive things.

Melissa said...

After reading your blog everyday, watching you and your family go through this journey with Coy, it is so obvious that God has shown so much to you. He is using you and your baby as a way to strengthen the faith of so many people. It may be harder to see from the inside looking out, but from the outside looking in, I think it is amazing! This is what life is really about. God must be smiling down on you right now. You have truly taken hold of His plan. I will continue to pray for more "ups," peace in your heart, strength and no fear, and Coy's health.
God Bless!
Melissa Williams

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with every word Melissa said! It is an amazing journey to watch. I pray each day and night for Coy and you and Chris. You are constantly in my thoughts. I have sent your blog to every person I can think of and have recruited as many prayer warriors as I can.

Love,
Ashley (Hayes) Farrell

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that Coy has a wonderful mommy and daddy! Stay Strong!!!

esperanza said...

It make me so happy to know that he is doing so well with the feedings... I would like so see more pictures... Please...I bet he has gained weight... Your family is in our prayers every day... Keep it up...
A big big huge..
Esperanza Orlando & Liam Penaloza

amy <> said...

I find comfort in these verses:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:2-5

Praying for Coy and you two all the time.
Amy (Bromley) Owen