Monday, October 6, 2008

Short post tonight as Travis and I are both dying from sinus infections (or at least that is what we are praying it is) and we are heading to bed very soon.

Morgan Kate is still under the oxygen hood. Last night her oxygen was anywhere from 28%-35%, which was great and a good improvement. Today her needs have increased some and late this afternoon she was up to 40%. It's not exactly what we like to see, but we know that she is tiny and young and that her lungs just need time to mature. While she is under the oxygen hood we cannot hold her, which is killing both of us. 

Prepare yourself - at first sight the "cookie jar" looks very uncomfortable. However, it's not as bad as it looks and Morgan Kate is actually very content. The first picture is of Morgan Kate on her back. While she is on her back the nurses use tiny pink bean bags to keep her head in the correct position. The second picture is of Morgan Kate on her tummy. I told you it looked like a cookie jar, didn't I?

She is continuing to tolerate her feeds and is up to 29ccs -just one cc short of an ounce. She weighed in tonight at three pounds and two ounces. Wow!

Prayer Requests:
-Please pray for Morgan Kate's lungs to mature and her oxygen needs to go down.
-Please pray for her growth.
-Please pray for Kaky's surgery which is this Wednesday.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heather & Travis,

Just wanted to let you know we are continuing to pray for the two of you and Morgan Kate. Also, don't worry about Kaky, her "buddies" will be there to take care of her, there may also be a list or two, just don't tell Gator!

Seriously, ya'll are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Remember your favorite scripture---Joshua 1:9 He will not fail you and He will be your constant companion and provide the strength you need for this journey.

Jackie

THE SPIVEY"S said...

Hey there. I have not talked to you in a while, but I just can't believe how much she is growing. I wanted to let you know that you, Travis, and Morgan Kate are constantly in our prayers. I can't wait for her to meet Christian Bailey. Keep that strength going and take care of yourself. Hope you feel better.

Anonymous said...

Heather,

Morgan Kate gets prettier every day. She has filled out so much! We are praying hat your sinus feel better soon. Take care of yourself! We love you! Aunt Terry

Trenholm said...

I cant believe how much Morgan Kate is growing! She is beautiful but we already knew that! I am praying for both Morgan Kate and Kaky! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help out! I love ya'll!

Anonymous said...

How exciting, 3lbs and 9 oz. i was also excited to see the lungs working better. She is a real cute little baby, I know how bad you guys must want to take her home!! Will continue the prayers and if I can help out in any way just let me know. Blessings Bobbie