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Update On Evan

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi girls!

I apologize for not getting here sooner to update, but I've been almost exclusively staying at a hospitality house close to the hospital so I can be with Evan as much as possible. It breaks my heart to leave my older children, but I pray that they understand that Evan needs Mommy more than they do right now.

As of today, Evan is up to 4 pounds, 4 ounces. He's struggling still with bradycardia/apnea episodes and he's back on oxygen support through a nasal cannula right now. He's maintaining his temperature really well and has been in an open crib for the past 5 days. He's also been able to start practicing eating from a bottle, but again, is struggling some because he just doesn't have the coordination down quite yet. He is 3 weeks old today and I'm praying that he'll get to come home in about 2 weeks. Please continue your prayers for him, especially that he resolves his breathing issues.
post #2 of 21
Glad to hear he's making some progress!
post #3 of 21
Thank you so much for letting us know how you're all doing! I will keep your sweet boy in my thoughts, hopefully he will keep getting stronger and will be home with you very soon!! Hang in there!!
post #4 of 21
I am so glad that he is gaining weight & in the open crib That is wonderful progress. I will keep your family in my prayers.
post #5 of 21
He's been doing so much these last three weeks. What a fighter! Still sending prayers and hope to you and yours. Thanks so much for the update.
post #6 of 21
Thanks for the update. Praying hard for you!!
post #7 of 21
Thanks for the update! Sounds like he is getting stronger everyday!
post #8 of 21
Thanks for the update!! I'm glad he is making progress, and I will continue to pray for all of you.
post #9 of 21
thanks for letting us know how you and little evan are getting on. delighted to hear that he's making progress. i hope you'll have him home soon!
post #10 of 21
Thanks for giving us an update on little Evan, sounds like he's making some great progress! I will continue to pray for him and your family.
post #11 of 21
OOOOOOOOO Evan sounds like he is doing really well I hope that his breathing strightens out soon. that must be so hard too see him go through episodes *hugs*
post #12 of 21
Thank you for keeping us updated, I'm so happy to hear that he is making progress! How are you feeling?
post #13 of 21
So glad to hear that Evan is doing so well. I remember the NICU (Special Care Nursery up here) days only too well and my prayers are with you both for fast and speedy growth and progress. Thank you so much for your update mama!!

Blessings,

Denise
post #14 of 21
An open crib is a GREAT milestone!

How are you doing, mama? Anything you need/want to help pass the time in the NICU? How's the pumping going? (sorry, making assumptions )
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm doing okay. I can feel PPD starting to settle in, plus I truly think I am having some PTSD too. I still don't really feel like Evan is my child yet. It's like you hand over your entire life and soul to the NICU and just pray that someday you'll be given a part of it back. I hate to sound so negative, but this is definitely a challenge that I wish no one had to endure.

The pumping is going very well. My supply is astronomically huge. LOL! I'm filling up the freezer quite well so at least supply is not something I'm having to worry about.

Mini update: Evan's up to 4 lbs, 7 oz and has successfully finished all bottles offered to him in the past 24+ hours! We're getting there, slowly, but surely.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by ella*enchanted View Post
I'm doing okay. I can feel PPD starting to settle in, plus I truly think I am having some PTSD too. I still don't really feel like Evan is my child yet. It's like you hand over your entire life and soul to the NICU and just pray that someday you'll be given a part of it back. I hate to sound so negative, but this is definitely a challenge that I wish no one had to endure.
What a relief to hear Evan is doing well, but so sorry you are going through this.
post #17 of 21
Yey!!!!!!! SO happy to hear he is hitting his marks like a champ

Good job you milk making goddess.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by ella*enchanted View Post
I'm doing okay. I can feel PPD starting to settle in, plus I truly think I am having some PTSD too. I still don't really feel like Evan is my child yet. It's like you hand over your entire life and soul to the NICU and just pray that someday you'll be given a part of it back. I hate to sound so negative, but this is definitely a challenge that I wish no one had to endure.

The pumping is going very well. My supply is astronomically huge. LOL! I'm filling up the freezer quite well so at least supply is not something I'm having to worry about.

Mini update: Evan's up to 4 lbs, 7 oz and has successfully finished all bottles offered to him in the past 24+ hours! We're getting there, slowly, but surely.

I'm so sorry mama, that has to be so hard . Someday this will all be a memory and you have your son in your arms at home. I truely hope that day comes very soon. Hang in there
post #19 of 21
You're in my prayers. I know that he is being made healthy and will be breathing on his own soon.
post #20 of 21
thinking of you all
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