We’re so grateful for your prayers. Drew is doing well and has made wonderful progress. He’s still in the NICU, but here’s what’s transpired.
Monday was quiet. Tuesday, Drew became very alert, looking around as if to say, “Hey guys! Why am I here?” I think he’s going to be full of energy (he’ll have to if he’s going to keep up with his big sisters). His bilirubin count was high, so he’s been under special lights to get it taken care of. He has to wear eye gear when the lights are on. Drew is having some episodes of bradycardias, which means the heart rate drops too low. Generally, he auto-corrects. It’s a normal fact of life with preemie babies, and they grow out of it. Abby had it too when she was in the NICU.
Today, Drew took two huge steps: he nursed, and he’s off oxygen!
Our prayer requests would be that the bradys would diminish, Drew would continue nursing, and his lungs would grow stronger.
Melanie is holding up well and is delighted with Drew’s progress. We all praise the Lord for His mercy and grace!
Thank you for faithfully praying!
“Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.”