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

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Monday May 4th

Babies Situation:

Today was another good day. Our friends Annie and Justin met the babies for the first time. It was a very nice visit and we really enjoyed their company.

Trinity had some positive changes today. She is now getting fed 18 cc’s over 1 hour and then has 2 hours off. If she handles it well, she will then be fed all at once every 3 hours. Dr. Untalan reduced her pressure from 8 to 7. If she has no issues tonight, she might be moved to cannula tomorrow. Kinsley’s only change today was adding more fortifier to her 9cc's/hr.

They both got a visit by the occupational therapist today. I wasn’t there for Trinity’s assessment but was able to watch Kinsley’s. Kinsley’s feet aren’t positioned properly due to how she was in the womb. The therapist feels that they will correct themselves by the time she is putting pressure on them but she gave us some exercises to do when she is not swaddled.

I got to hold both Girls again today and they did great!! Both took a nice nap on my chest and no bradies-YEAH!! Holding your baby when she has a brady is definitely terrifying.

Parent's Thoughts:

When we arrived we were told that our babies might be moving to another bay (since we were very close to graduating to the next level in their development). According to the charge nurse, we are next on the list to move so I’m sure we’ll show up one of these days and the babies won’t be in their usual spot. Today, the NICU was over capacity at 70 babies. Please pray for the 70 babies in the NICU along with all the nurses and doctors trying to take care of all these babies. When the NICU is over capacity, they have to turn away babies. They will transport them to other hospitals but can’t accept them there unless they were born at that hospital. A lot of the nurses, respiratory therapists, and doctors are working over time to ensure everyone gets the help they need (Thank you for all of your efforts).

Our Daily Encouragement:

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

Psalm 46:1

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