Sunday, September 23, 2007

April 14th, 2007

We are cautiously optimistic. Since the twins have been holding steady for the most part the last couple of days, we have been able to get more sleep.

Today they discovered that Carver has a collapsed lung. They had backed off his breathing machine some, so that he can become less dependent on it. Apparently one of the doctors adjusted it too much, which is frustrating.

Tthey started feeding both of the babies. This often brings on another set of problems for premature babies, since their digestive systems are underdeveloped. Their intestinal walls are very thin and one of the concerns is not wanting to cause holes in the intestinal walls. If that were to occur, it could require surgery. Pray that their bodies are able to handle the feedings.

Carver and Kinnick have both made it past the 2 week hurdle. Carver continues to struggle more than Kinnick. Statistically, babies born when they are only 23.4 weeks along, like the twins were, only have about a 25% chance of survival. We all hope and pray that Carver and Kinnick will both continue to beat the odds.

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