Saturday, March 2, 2013

Update: Why We Love\Hate the NICU

After a great prognosis Thursday night, Moses started having breathing incidents and low blood sugar levels. He went from nursing, to supplemental bottle feedings, to a feeding tube. Friday morning we were still hopeful that Shadrach could join us over on the "the good side" but he too began to struggle to control his sugars. The reality is, they are still premature. Premature babies just aren't ready to monitor every little thing on their own, including breathing and saving energy between feedings!

So we are back into that familiar routine (established with Jericho) of visits to the NICU. It is a place full of the most wonderful nurses but also very sick babies, much sicker than our own. Even as we gripe about the inconvenience, we're reminded how blessed we are.

Last night, after dashing home to put coat #2 of poly on Jericho's yet unfinished room, I found Laura in the NICU holding both the boys. A super sweet thing about twins is that there is one cute baby for each parent. Kangaroo care!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the update. I was so hoping they wouldn't have to go to the NICU, but it's a blessing they are getting such good care. I never thought of that before that seeing so many babies much sicker puts things in perspective. Lord willing you'll be able to bring them home with a clean bill of health and confidence SOON! Praying! Love that sweet picture of Laura and baby. -Adriel