Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Welcome Back...

Oh where do I start? First we have a fully inflated lung again – great news!!! God is great!!!! Thanks to all who said prayers for our little guy. Jenna has been eating pretty much the same, with the occasional good day of eating – more like once a week she will eat her “recommended portions” about 30 oz. Please continue to pray that she will tolerate more feedings, or more at each feeding. We take her back next week to be weighed – so far there has been no increase in her weight. On the positive side there has been no decrease either!

We had a terrific Valentine’s Day; we literally did not do anything or go anywhere!!! We stayed at home in bed all day! Anybody with kids knows that is a feat in itself. We are typically not sedentary people but it felt good to stay put, and only get up when we wanted something, or one of the kids needed something!! We ate pizza in bed for lunch, and pork roast in bed for dinner – it was truly great!!!

Things have started up and we are beginning to run full throttle around here!!! Baseball practice is in full swing the actual season (games) start the end of March, for now we are looking at 2-3 practices a week until then. The boys have never played baseball and aside from playing catch and having a glove on the other hand that was the extent of their experience. They were absolutely amazing last night!! They were able to hit the ball on their first couple of tries, and when the threw the ball it went where they wanted it to. I am a bad mom for having a camera with dead batteries, but we will get pics at the next practice!!

Jenna is very mobile, not quite crawling but dern close, and rolling everywhere, and scooting backward. The funny thing is that it is all done with intention!! She will see something she wants and wiggle and roll until she can reach it!

I am off to finish up all that needs to be done to get ready for the boys birthday party this weekend – just a few loose ends to tie up there and we are good to go!!

Here are some recent pictures of the kiddos, and a video of Jenna rolling over! Honestly, from the video you can't tell she is not eating well, but those a 0-3 month pants and she was about 4 1/2 months at the time.


video

Thursday, February 12, 2009

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!!

Just stopping in real quick to ask for a couple of prayers.

1. AJ has pneumonia in his left lung which has also caused his left lung to collapse. At this point there is not a need for hospitalization. He has not run a fever, and his O2 Sat levels remain between 92-94% (not great, but not too bad considering he is working on one lung!!!) He is under very close supervision with no physical activity - hard enough for him to sit still, but he doesn't even fell sick (minor complaints of chest pain and coughing), so that makes it even harder to get him to sit still!! Please pray that he continues to feel as well as he has and that his body can fight off this infection rather quickly (once the infection is gone, we are hoping that the lung will re-inflate on its own).

2. Jenna has been fighting the bottle; she does not want to have anything to do with it. We have taken the cereal away in hopes that her appetite would increase. This has not happened. She has been closely monitored for the past 6-8 weeks to insure she is not loosing weight. At this point she has not lost any weight, however, she has not gained any either. She is sitting pretty at 14 lbs 12 oz and 25.5 inches long. By no means does she look unhealthy, but she has now dropped down to the 75th percentile for her weight, where as before she was in the 95th percentile. We need her to eat, if she drops any lower we will have to go to the specialist. If she reaches the 70th percentile (this would be too great of a decline on the growth chart based on her birth weight and growth thus far) she would be put into a category of "failure to thrive". As of right now her diagnosis is anorexia - really??? My four month old is anorexic??? Please pray that she continues to eat, and that her appetite increases, and that she does not drop below the 70th percentile.

Thank you so much!!!