Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Peace and Quiet

Praise God! We have had a quiet, mostly uneventful day today in the NICU. God must have known that this was exactly what we needed. The girls are both doing well.

Praises for Today:
  • Their blood cultures have continued to come back negative for infection.
  • The berium enema that Cameron had has made her go to the bathroom pretty much all hopefully her ultrasounds will begin to come back normal again. Her belly is measuring well.
  • Reagan is doing fabulous on the vent and is not relying too heavily on it to breathe for her.
  • Neither of the girls had to be given a blood transfusion today and they were able to lower settings for both girls on the vent today.
  • Reagan was given a diuretic today and has subsequently also used the bathroom all day today.
  • Both girls have been back to their active spunky selves today - giving the nurses a run for their money by pulling on tubes.
  • Both girls have been off the Billi lights for a couple of days now.
  • Reagan gained an ounce from yesterday to today (now that may be different now that she is using the bathroom like crazy!). I believe that Reagan now weighs 1 lb. 10 ounces and Cameron is 1 lb. 8 ounces (also may have changed since she too has been using the bathroom.)

Prayer Requests:

  • Reagan's last dose of the medicine for her PDA is today. Please continue to pray that the medication works and she does not need surgery. If it does not close, please pray that she will do well with the surgery and that God would guide the surgeon's hands to keep her safe and sound. She has an echo scheduled for Friday.
  • Cameron has her 2nd dose of medicine for her PDA today. Please pray that her body would be receptive to the medication and that hers would close. She too has an echo scheduled for Friday.
  • Cameron will continue to have belly ultrasounds and x-rays. Pray that things will clear up and that her body would be able to have time to grow and heal.

Thank you again for all your prayers and support. My prayer will also continue to be that things would continue to stay quiet and uneventful - unless they are good events of course!


  1. Brian and I are so excited about your "uneventful" day! We will continue to pray specifically for your girls' needs and for rest and strength for you and Seth. With much love and hugs, Kelly Myers

  2. Glad to hear the good news. An ounce seems so insignificant to us when we measure stuff...but to the girls and to you and Seth...WOW those ounces are huge. Keep growing little ones!!!!

  3. I am so happy to hear the good news! I am praying for a very good eventful day tomorrow! And certainly for Friday as well! Happy New Year! I am praying for us all to have a wonderful, healthy, and full of happiness 2009!

  4. So glad for the uneventfulness of the last day of 2008! Prayerfully, 2009 will bring many great days to come. Hang in there and know that you are being prayed for and thought of continually! Much love to all of you- Leanne

  5. Seth and Leslie, Watched all day yesterday for the good news and I found it this morning. It has been a long time but I am Preston's mom and I claim Deedie as my daughter. You and your precious three little girls remain in my daily thoughts and prayers. I confronted a group of ladies yesterday whom I thought might be connected to a prayer group and one of the four said she was from Holly Springs and her church already had you covered!! Since I live in Cary, if there is any way that I can help you out with Aubrey or anything at all, let me know. Your little girls have wonderful parents. I will be praying for good days every day ahead.

  6. Happy New Year Carter Family!
    Praise the Lord for a good day yesterday!Thank you for the update and specific praises/requests.We will pray for more quiet days.You are doing great!

  7. Leslie & Seth, I have been following your blogs closely and I must say that I have found myself gaining daily strength through the two of you. You are truly amazing and it is so evident that God is using this experience to not only grow you spiritually, but those around you as well!! I am praying for you, the girls and your family each and every day and will continue to do so!! May God Bless You all in this New Year!!! Love lots, Leigh

  8. Greetings Seth and Leslie! Thank you for the praises and the prayer requests. Ya'll are such a blessing and encouragement. I'm continuing to pray as you guide us to pray. I love this blog! Have courage and faith today and may God's peace surround you and give you that extra strength that you need. You are (all) much loved.

  9. Who was your doctor at Duke? Did you have any extra monitoring before going to Duke? We live in Cary and have recently met with a Dr from UNC. We are 12 weeks and 2 days. Up until yesterday we were told we had a singleton (previous ultra sound at 7 weeks). Now we are told we have monoamniotic twins. At the moment they look good. Equal size, 150 and 161 heart rate. I'm sure you know what we are going through.