Our little Miracle

Our little Miracle
"And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him." ~Luke 2:40

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Bump in the road

Yesterday Austin did his nasal cannula windowed period twice.  At 5pm and 5am.  He did great at his 5pm session, not so great at his 5am session.  He had many desats, resulting in stopping the session after 30 minutes.  As soon as he went back to the CPAP he did great, requiring only 25% oxygen.  This morning he's been between 25% and 28%.  And then the BUMP.  Austin has been having acid reflux.  This morning his reflux caused him to clamp up (natural reaction of the body to keep from allowing the flow into his lungs), however, he didn't recover on his own and needed to be "bagged" and stimulated.  His face and body grew pale/purple as each of the other times.  He is doing well recovering, not needing higher oxygen,(still at 28%)... but because of this episode, they'd prefer (as would I) to allow Austin a day of relaxation and rest before trying to window him again.  His little body can only handle so much work in one day.

Although I have high hopes and am very confident, this really threw me for a loop this morning.  I really thought we were past these episodes.  Even though the doctors say "its the bodies natural reaction"... what happens if he does that when he's home.  I cant imagine how terrifying trying to give my baby CPR and smacking him around just to get his heart pumping and him to take a gasp of air.  TERRIFYING.  I have so many emotions going through me today.  Not only because of Austins episode...

Please continue to pray for our little baby boy!  He is such an amazing little man!  I love him so much!  I took a lot of really great pictures yesterday.  Here is one to make you smile!!!! Enjoy.... and

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Here's to a wonderful 2012!


  1. Debbie Fannin1/1/12, 5:02 PM

    He is such a cutie!!!! Hang in there MOM!!!! U r amazing!!!!

  2. Don't get discouraged, Momma! He is such a miracle and will come through it one day at a time. Thinking of you!

    Feb. 2012 GO

  3. Hang in there, mama! You are doing great. Your baby is adorable, and he will be home soon -- in God's time. Take good care of yourself.

    Another preemie mama from Feb 2012.

  4. thinking of you.... hope things continue to be awesome in this upcoming.