Today we made an early trip to see the girls. Seth didn't get a chance to see them, so I wanted for him to have as much time as possible - so I got a quick update and stayed with Aubrey in the waiting room. (Side note: When we went into the waiting room Aubrey said - "Cameron?" We can tell that she is really listening to what we say!) Both girls were doing well and so we asked them to continue to do that. I made another quick phone call to the nurses around dinner. Here was our last update.
Reagan - Doing well...nurse says she can still hear the PDA but it is not as loud as it was this weekend. She is done with the medicine for the PDA and is scheduled for an echo tomorrow to see. The nurse said that the doctors were talking today about considering maybe giving her a third dose of medication instead of the surgery but will see what the echo says before making a decision as to which would be best. They decided to start feeding Reagan milk tonight. She was getting ready to start on her first taste of real life baby food...not just food from an IV. They start with a small amount to see if their tummies can tolerate it. Please pray that the echo goes well and that the doctors would have wisdom with their decisions. Also pray that Reagan would do well with the food.
Cameron - Yesterday Cameron's lungs were sounding a little wet. The doctors restricted her some of her fluids. Today her ultrasound or x-ray that they did (not sure which) looked much better than yesterday and her lungs sounded much better. She is continuing on the medicine for her PDA and is scheduled for another ultrasound of her lungs and digestive system and an echo tomorrow. Please pray that the lungs and digestive system scans would come out clear. Also, please continue to pray that Cameron would be receptive to the medication for her PDA.
Obviously our girls have a busy day tomorrow. Many of their tests will actually take place as early as 4 in the morning. Many of you I know will not have read this by then but thank you for keeping our family in your prayers. One praise that we have for today is that we were able to spend a lot of quality time as a family (or at least the part of it that is home). Aubrey has truly been a joy since coming home and God has continued to use her as an encouragement to me. One day at lunch this past week I started to cry a little and she looked at me and said "Stop." Out of the mouths of babes I suppose. What a blessing to have her in our family.