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.

Sunday March 22nd

The evening/morning seem to meld together. Sunday is here. We know we are truly blessed that our little precious babies are now through their first 4 days but the recent activity of problems has gotten to us a bit. An early Sunday morning TV Church Service in Room 379 on channel 5 (I think) was exactly the breakfast and nourishment we needed. We start the day right. It was the most encouraging and timely sermon we could hear.

We wanted to share the high level points of his message with you:

We all should make the most of each day and accept the things we cannot change. Don't waste time focusing on the negative. Give it all up to God each night. Do not think or dwell upon set-backs but think about what doors he is about to open. Give thanks. Disappointments are inevitable, misery is optional so when you wake up each day learn to accept what God has given you.

Babies Situation:

We get some great news about Trinity's brain bleed. It seems to be resolving itself but they will continue to monitor it. Trinity may start feeding soon which is a great step for her development. At this point though, they are both still getting their nourishment through IV's. When they do feed it will still be through tubes but it is much better to get their mom's nutrients and should help them grow. Kinsley is still taking the Indocin so she will be delayed on her feeds or at least until the heart duct issue is dealt with. The good news for Kinsley - early indications show her duct closing and the medicine working. Our Doctor decides to continue the same treatment one more time - every 12 hours for 3 treatments in hopes that it will completely shut the duct. However, Kinsley seems pretty pale and they are concerned about possible infections. She gets a culture and they decide to start giving her antibiotics just in case. Culture results typically take 48 hours or longer so giving her antibiotics is more precautionary for her. Lots going on but overall this is a good day for them.

Parent's Thoughts:

Praise, praise, praise... It has been a good day for us. The babies seem to be taking positive strides. Trena gets discharged today as well. She still has a long way to go to recover but getting to come home should certainly help. We had some ups and downs during the day knowing that the babies will have to stay there without us. Fortunately, we already knew one way or another that we were going to be at the hospital regardless for the next 3-4 months. The situation may be a little different than we hoped but they are getting the best care.

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