Thursday, January 24, 2008

a mighty baby

"I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God..." Isaiah 61:10

Great news today....Coy's Echo did NOT show any abscess or "vegetation" on his valve! doctors think it's just "artifact" on the echo....this is really great news...for now, I will cross pedi cardiology off our "to see" list after discharge...

Coy made me laugh so much today...he already has such a unique personality...i know i said this yesterday, but the way he smacks his lips together before he eats is hilarious! He is such a cutie and getting bigger by the minute! (and that's not just my opinion, his nurse practitioner said herself that he was cute!) Coy's friend, Kyle, (a 23 weeker who is 6 weeks older than Coy) took his first bottle today and did awesome! This gives us such hope, we praise God for Kyle & his family..

So, Coy's feedings were decreased to 18cc but the caloric intake was increased to 27 from 24...Coy's sodium level has been low, so this is a way of "fluid restricting" him to try to stabilize his electrolytes...he is still tolerating all his feeds and I'm happy to report that he did not "spit up" today!

His ventilator settings remain low...his blood gas today was good after the vent change yesterday...his oxygen requirement has been btw 40-58% today...he will have another blood gas in the morning...

Please continue to pray for Coy's lungs to mature & grow, for Coy to excrete all "extra" fluid from his body, for Coy to continue tolerating all feeds, for his electrolytes to regulate, for Coy's friend Kyle to take all his bottle feeds, for Coy to remain free of infection, for the spot on his valve to remain nothing at all, for Coy's oxygen requirement to be lowered daily and for his blood gases to be awesome!

Thanks be to God for all his precious gifts!

6 comments:

Reyne said...

It is so wonderful that you got such awesome news today! I love the pictures you have been posting - he is a little doll! We will continue to pray that God will heal him in every way and help him grow. There are so many people across the country praying for Coy and your family. I know God is hearing our prayers and working miracles with your little boy! Take care of yourselves and your precious Coy!
Love,
Reyne and the Ruchti's

Anonymous said...

I don't even know you and you are such a precious family. God is working so many miracles in your life right now and I know sometimes is hard to see that. I look forward to seeing your post everyday. I pray for Coy every day and that God continues to give you the strenght you have already been given. I have experienced the hospital thing (and 17 days was our longest) and I know it is difficult. I always gave God so much praise though just knowing we have the technology that we do to keep our precious babies healthy. Keep up the good work. Love in Christ. Shuana

lori said...

that is great news, we continue to pray for you all, please know that. your boy is getting downright fat (not chris, coy)!! he is so cute, can't wait till he gets older and sees all this that surrounded him when he was born-i have never seen an infant with so many friends :)

love, the hodo family

....pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children...
Lamentations 2:19

Melissa said...

I am so glad to hear that God has given the three of you such great gifts. If only Coy knew how popular he is right now. He has shared with so many people the grace of God. What a lucky angel! You all are in my thoughts and prayers every day and night!
Take care,
Melissa Williams

court garrison said...

Oh Praise God for great reports. We have all been waiting to hear good results and are so glad they are great! Lots of prayers coming for you Coy! And, yes Mom, you are biased and thats okay! But, Coy is SO precious so brag away...he deserves it!

Praying expectantly for great things with your family! Go Coy Go!

Esperanza said...

Yeahhhh Coy... Hurra!... awesome that the thing in his heart is for now nothing... awesome... We are going to keep praying for his feedings, for weaning off the vent.. for no fluids on his lungs... for him to be soon in your beautiful home... we are so happy...
Esperanza Orlando & Liam Penaloza