Thursday, September 23, 2004

Another Milestone Behind Us

Great news this morning...Holland weighs 2 pounds!!!! Eden is up to 2 pounds 4 ounces, chubby little thing. John and I had a really nice visit with our babes last night and left the hospital in good spirits.

Holland has been having some ups and downs with her breathing and CO2 levels and her doctors have been putting their heads together trying to generate new ideas. They have thrown around the idea of putting her back on the ventilator for a little while to give her a break. That might help her to gain weight and get rid of some of the air in her belly from the CPAP, but it is not as good for her lungs in the long run. As of now, we are just in the "wait and see" mode. So everyone say extra prayers for Holland over the next few days that she will rally (once again) to get past this hurdle so we can move on and get her off the CPAP for good! Those CPAP's are such a pain! I can't wait to see their little heads again.


Anonymous said...

Dear John and Billie

You don't want to ask, we don't know what to offer. Please put your needs on the web site so everyone has a chance to help. Whether it's to bring you a home cooked meal, clean your house, shop for you, etc.

Ask us so we know where to begin, we want to help.

Love Aunt Karen and Judy

Anonymous said...

Dear John and Billie:
I was so happy to see that Holland is now two pounds! Yay!!!! I will keep both girls in my prayers, as usual, and especially Holland's breathing situation.
I agree with the others that you should post what you need help with...I would be happy to help with whatever I can....
Lot of love to you all.

Anonymous said...

Dear John and Billie,
We are happy to know that the girls are doing better, its nice to see that we can see the babies when ever we want through this website. I hope you two are also doing good, if you ever need anything please dont hesitate to contact us. We love you!!!!

Love Uncle Jim and Jamie

Anonymous said...

Billie, it's a tough road for you, but hang in there. These days will be behind you soon.

Anonymous said...

Billie and John,
This has been such a rollercoaster ride. I'm exhausted from 3000 miles away. Times like these either make you stronger, or maybe they just help us to narrow our focus down to the few things that really matter in life (Family, Love, etc.)..
I could see "personality" in the girls for the first time in the photos you posted on the 13th. Eden reminds me of Matt for some reason. I hope to meet them both soon.

Uncle Keith