Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tonight's Update

Today has been an interesting day for the girls. This morning we were told that Cameron was on a NEC watch - which is watching for a super nasty belly infection (yes, she has been on this before) and they put her on antibiotics and ran blood cultures to be safe. As of tonight at dinner, her belly girth had gone down, her blood cultures were negative so far, and her x-ray was looking better. Her blood work was beautiful and showed no signs of infection as well. So, we are hoping that she is on the mend and her nurse said that she looked more comfortable than last night.

Reagan and Cameron both decided (I think they planned it together) to not use the bathroom today except Cameron couldn't last as long as Reagan. The nurses were watching Reagan's output to be sure that her kidneys were working appropriately. The nurse practitioner said that she has no reason to not be using the bathroom so they were just waiting for her to go. So tonight Mimi (my mom) and I had a talk with her to give her a pep talk. I even tried to use sibling rivalry by telling her that Cameron was going to the bathroom now and Aubrey even used the bathroom in the big girl potty tonight, too. I think maybe that was what did it because she did finally go a little. We are hoping that it will increase overnight. Reagan continues to do well on the cpap. She did have some desats and bradys this morning but they checked her caffeine level, gave her a boost and she has been fine ever since.

We are so incredibly thankful for our girls. It is hard to believe that we are approaching 1 month old. I don't feel like I have month old twins - it is kind of an odd feeling. The girls also have another big test coming up - they are supposed to have head ultrasounds again at 1 month so we are praying that those will continue to come back clean - we do not know when they are scheduled yet but will keep you posted. Our girls and our family have truly been blessed by all of your prayers and outpouring of love. Thank you so much.


  1. Thank you for being so faithful to post often. It really helps us know how to direct our prayers.

  2. Mrs. Carter,
    I have been following the blog for a couple of weeks and cannot believe how inspirational and loving it is. I now know that you, your family, the girls, all have the strength necessary to get home soon, safe, sound and happy. God really has blessed you and it shows.
    We miss you at school, but you are exactly where you need to be.
    Our prayers are constantly with you.
    Miriam Hughes (Jack's Mom)