Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Three Weeks Old

Friday January 17, 2014

Marcello Waiving Hello
Dr. Wareham stopped by this morning and talked with us about Marcello and Manuel’s progression. So far the entire medical staff is pleased with how they are developing and adjusting to their environment. He asked us what we thought their survival rate was now that they are three weeks of age.  Daddy thought that they had about 30% survival and Mommy thought that they had more like a 60% chance. Dr. Wareham explained that with them now having survived to three weeks today that their chances of survival are actually now at 85% to 90%. Mommy and Daddy were surprised at this survival percentage.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! God is Good! We just cannot believe how far God has brought them along since their 6% survival rate at birth. God truly has worked miracles in them!

Marcello Tucked in for the Night
This in now way means that everything is all uphill from here because they are still considered to be Micro Preemie’s and the worry of contracting Necrotizing Enterocolitis (or NEC) and Bacterial Infection remains high. They will continue to remain hospitalized and will remain in the NICU until at least April 23 (their due date).

As for their updates, Manuel was given a blood transfusion today as his hematocrit level was a little lower than the doctors liked. All his other stats were within normal limits.

Marcello’s heart continues to fluctuate, but his respiratory settings have remained stable. He has been stable with his respiratory long enough that he was removed from the Oscillator Ventilator.  He now remains only on the conventional ventilator (like his brother Manuel) and has had a very positive response to the change.

Manuel Tucked in for the Night
We have recieved and witnessed so much good news today that Mommy and Daddy had to pinch ourselves to make sure it was not a dream. We give thanks to God for all that we have witnessed with them and ask all to continue to keep them in your prayers. We pray for continued healing and growth for both Marcello and Manuel.

1 comment:

  1. God is good!! Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for keeping Marcello & Manuel safe, healthy, happy, & secure and please continue to do so throughout Eternity! Saturate them with the Blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and infuse them with the Love & Warmth of Your Holy Spirit by placing Your hedge of protection around them. We ask this in Jesus' Name, AMEN! :)