March for Babies - Huge Success!

Family and Friends,

The March of Dimes was a huge success. Thanks to all of your support, we collectively raised more than $2,500 to help other families. Thank you so much for the continued support.

With lots of Love!
The O'Briens

Please visit our March for Babies personal website at

www.marchforbabies.org/trinityandkinsley.

Friday March 20th

Babies Situation:

We get the results back on their Head Ultrasounds and the Doctor informs us that Trinity has a Grade II Brain bleed. There are 4 grades so it could be worse but it certainly is not a good situation to start the day. Kinsley's results come back looking good. They continue to have Apnea's and sometimes combine forgetting to breath with Brady's (the heart rate drops below 80 beats per minute). The staff calls these Apnea's and Brady's (A's & B's). The nurses administer caffeine to stimulate them and try to help with their breathing. Trinity also has her first blood transfusion. This posed another problem as they needed to put in a new line. Her skin on her right arm was slightly teared when removing the tape. It was a tougher day for Trinity but she continues to fight. Kinsley seemed more comfortable.

Parent's Thoughts:

It is still tough but we are learning how to deal with the sounds of the NICU. We are trying to stay on an even keel. We can't get to high or to low no matter what situation presents itself to these little girls. We also decide that it is important to stay strong in the NICU, to talk to our little ones, let them know we are here for them and that they are not alone. We cannot get to upset or excited about the bad and/or good days. We are learning that this is a process of unknowns and things can change within minutes, hours, or even the next test. We know this is in God's hands and that he has a plan. We pray daily for acceptance and ask for peace, trust, and comfort with the situation. We ask our Lord to keep our babies safe and secure and praise him for every day that he gives us.

Our Daily Encouragement:

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:15

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