How the girls are doing

Just a quick update to let you all know how the girls are doing. We know so many of you have lifted them and us up in prayer, and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate it. God has done amazing works through our daughters already, and I’m blown away by how many people have invested in them, whether it be doctors, nurses, family, friends, friends of friends, etc. So here’s the latest: both girls are doing just great. Honestly, both Kevin and I thought that their lives would be hanging in the balance on a daily basis, and that’s just not the case. That’s not to say something bad couldn’t happen; it certainly could. But technology and medicine have advanced so greatly that really the hardest battle we are having to fight is patience. After holding both of my daughters for the first time I was ready to take them home. But three months is a blip in the grand scheme of things, so we will just have to take our lesson as it comes. 🙂

So far we have had really only one scare. A few days ago one of the doctors from the NICU sat down with us and told us the platelet count for Eva had dropped by half, and she wasn’t sure why. Her top suspicion was that Eva was experiencing a brain hemorrhage, and if this was the case there was nothing that could be done. They would ultrasound her head in the morning to get an answer. We were shaken, and we went back up to our hospital room to pray and try to get some sleep, but it was difficult. I had to go over all the things that God had already promised us many times and just trust that whatever the case may be that He was in control and knew best. We woke up early the next morning and went down to see Eva, and they told us that the ultrasound revealed no bleeding. Praise God! They thought that maybe her count ended up being low due to drawing too much blood for tests. Eva had to get a blood transfusion to restore her blood count level and now she is doing fine. She has a slight heart murmur (called PDA) that is getting treated with medicine, and if it doesn’t resolve then she may need surgery, but it’s very safe and it looks like it is in fact resolving. Abigail, of course, is passing through with flying colors. Everyone is amazed with how well she is doing because she is noticeably smaller than her sister. One would think she would have more problems being the smaller girl but she is just doing great. Holding both of them was such a treat, and I can’t wait until we can bring them home.

Another great thing that God has done with the birth of these girls has been the restoration of relationships. I won’t go into too much detail, but people are coming back into our lives that we haven’t seen in YEARS, as well as some other things that have occurred. It’s been wonderful, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us next! Thank you again everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I can’t tell you how much they mean to both Kevin and I.


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