Just a quick update to all our family and friends on Shari and Josiah.
Shari got some blood test results back at the beginning of the week which weren’t favorable – however she did the tests again and the report yesterday came back much better. She’ll see the doctor next week – but she is definitely on the road to recovery PTL.
Josiah – has had his share of ups and downs over his little life – the latest is this – His PDA seems to have closed up. He had the respiratory tube taken out on Saturday, however the little guy did not like the replacement CPAP prongs – and kept on pulling at them until he pulled them straight out – at which point the doctor decided to move up his progress on his breathing to nasal canula oxygen. This is great progress especially considering they were thinking of putting his respiratory tube back in on Sunday.
Yesterday and today Shari held the little guy and this afternoon they started feeding him mother’s milk for the first time (through a tube into his stomach – only 1 ml every 3 hours – but he seems to be taking it well.
The few things that you could agree with us in prayer for are
1) That he would really accept his mother’s milk well and start to grow – he is still extremely small for his age – tonight he was 1lb 12oz – which is still his birth weight – we want him to start packing on the pounds!!
2) Josiah has been experiencing high blood pressure over the last few days – the docs can’t figure out why it is high – and it has come down a little – but we want to see a normal blood pressure.
3) Pray for the little guys development all over – that the bleed on the brain would clear up and that all his internal organs would function well.
Thanks so much for all your prayers and support
I’ve included a link to a few pictures of Josiah – just click on the slide show
Jono, Shari and Josiah