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.

Tuesday March 24th

Babies Situation:

We get an early morning call at our house - the girls have had a very rough night. Very frequent A's and B's happening and lasting longer than the typical few seconds. Trinity and Kinsley both need lots of stimulation by the nurses now to remember to breath. Before the girls would respond to a little nudge to their feet or body. They stopped responding to the nudges. The Doctors let us know that they need to be Intubated. Essentially they will be put on ventilators. They think it would be best for them in hopes that they could relax and get the oxygen they need. We have been warned that this situation may occur after a few days of birth as they are getting tired. The ventilators will provide breaths at a certain rate similar to the CPAP but the girls do not need to work as hard to breath. They actually decide to use an oscillator which is low pressure/quick breath type of ventilator. The oscillator will do the work for them and is a little easier on their lungs. It is going to be a constant monitoring of their Blood Gas while they are on the ventilator. The Blood Gas helps measure the effectiveness of their breathing. They are adjusting the ventilator settings all day.

Parent's Thoughts:

Going to the hospital today was very difficult. Seeing them on the oscillators was heart wrenching as their little bodies were constantly vibrating. It was very hard to see our little girls have to go through this. We know that it needed to happen and it was best for them so we stayed by their side and let them know that we were there. The good news is that they are resting well even though Mom and Dad are not. Another small set-back but they are still fighting. They have almost made a week and another rough day but a day forward regardless.

Our Daily Encouragement:

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 16:24

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