Saturday, February 10, 2007

Daily Update - 10 February 2007

Well, today was eventful. The doctor drained 20cc's of fluid from each of the Twinjas. Masinja's color was straw-like, while Madelinja's color was chocolate. That's good for him, but not too great for her. We don't know what effects this will have on both of them, so we'll have to wait and see what happens. They both have similar movements and expressions, so we're not overly worried, just don't know what to expect. Nevertheless, it's nerve-wracking.

Masinja's lungs have seemed to become an issue. He had to be removed from his ventilator and be placed on an oscillator. It's a different type of air flow that's more gentle on the lungs. His right lung was filled with fluid, so they placed him on his side so it would drain. We don't know how this will unfold, but we'll see. On a positive note, his stomach drain was removed today, so he has that going for him.

Other than her brain drain, Madelinja is doing ok today. Her ostomies looked good, and she was resting pretty peacefully. She had her eyes open, and we played peek-a-boo with her for a minute.

Finally, I've updated the picture site. The link is here for the folks who might not have gotten it yet:

That's all for now.



Beck said...

Just keep your spirits up guys! We are all pulling for those little miracle babies. Also don't forget to take care of yourselves too!

Amy said...

Hey Guys! I am thinking about you and praying for you!! Hang in there. Thanks for the update and the pics! Call me if you need anything! Love you guys!