Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A few more details

I have a few more details about last night and this morning. When their blood pressure dropped, both babies had to have transfusions, and they had Jayde on three different medications to try to fix her blood pressure. They have been able to reduce her medicine today. The chest tube was to drain fluid from her lungs, but the bleeding in her lungs has now stopped. They were going to do an ultrasound on their heads sometime late this morning to check for bleeding in their brains, and I'm not sure if that has happened yet, but they should have results from that sometime this afternoon. The bleeding isn't from trauma of delivery, but just because their little blood vessels are extremely fragile and can break spontaneously at any time.
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The doctor says that they are stable for now, but he also says these are still very sick babies. Normally they say that the first 72 hours are crucial, which would end at midnight tonight, but since they have had so many complications already, he would probably extend that crucial time until Friday. So please pray extra hard for the next couple of days. The doctor has also said that these are very tough babies, and we attribute that to God's grace and to your prayers.

19 comments:

Jodi said...

Of course we are still praying like crazy for all of you guys, the doctors, and the nurses! I hate it that they keep having a hard time, but thanks be to God that they keep pulling through! Stay strong little ones! We love you!

campers said...

I am so glad I found a way to stay up to date with your new little ones! Please know you are being lifted in prayer! God is faithful! Love ~ thompson

Anonymous said...

Praying for your precious little babies!
--Catherine Millett

Mindi said...

Jaymie & Kory,

You know that there is not a second that you, Jayde and Kanyon are not in my thoughts and on my heart. They are already your miracle babies and it's obvious that God is holding their frail little bodies in his hands. Y'all are constantly being lifted up to the Father. Love you and am here for anything you need.
-Mindi

Lindsey said...

Thank you for providing us with specific names of doctors and nurses - that will help with the prayers! Thank you also for the details on the babies health - will be praying much more specifically today!

Eldon & Marilyn said...

Kory & Jaymie.......we are praying so very hard for you and for your babies. God has blessed you with each other and has blessed you with these tiny lives. We know what strong fighters the Phillips' are and we know how gracious our God is. We send you our hearts full of love and concern. Eldon and Marilyn

PS Wes and Susan ..... Know that everything is going well here....we are getting wonderful spring moisture......Eldon says there will be hay to cut this summer.

Sonia Rajaji said...

I'm a friend of Jodi's and actually had my baby girl at 25 1/2 weeks. Maya is now 2 1/2 years old but I still remember the day she was born like it was just a few hours ago. She is doing great now but the 3 1/2 months she was in the NICU was definitely a scary time. Maya was 1 pound 10 oz and 13.75 inches long when she was born. She couldn't breathe on her own and we didn't get to hold her for a few weeks. And she had PDA surgery on her heart when she was only 5 days old.

We got through it only because of the strength that God provided and because of our church family. We had so many people praying all the time and Maya was protected through those prayers. Also, knowing that God knew that Maya was going to be born when she was and that He already had a plan for her life gave us comfort. We cried a lot but knew that God's will would be done. Jodi has my number and email so please contact me at any time of day or night with any questions or just so you can talk to someone who has gone through this already.

And, by the way, Maya is now a healthy 2 1/2 year old who is talking up a storm!

JENNY said...

We're praying, too.

Chris and Jenny (Fullerton) Thompson

Martha said...

Last peek at your blog says you have had 2300 visitors--all praying for you! Multiply that by the number of people in the family of the blogger who are also praying, and that's lots of prayers! God's throne room must smell so sweet with all that incense (our prayers) filling the place. We are adding to it with requests for your peace and comfort, and strength for the babies. Love you so much.....

Anonymous said...

I can't begin to tell you how many people are in prayer for your family - especially Jayde and Kanyon! They are so precious! God is so good and will get you through this! We love you!
The McCarter family

Angela said...

We are praying for you and these precious babies!

Josh and Angela Faris

Kenli Shea said...

Praying for you like crazy and cannot wait to hold those little kiddos. Love you guys tons.
Kenli

Robyn said...

I can't hardly look at the blog without letting y'all know you're in our prayers so many times a day. Mary Nan is right here and wants you to know she is praying that "Miss Jaymie's babies will be healthy." We love y'all and look forward to meeting these precious little ones!

Ronnie said...

Kory (Duece) and Jaymie - Just a note to let you know how thankful we are for the improvement in your little ones and that we will continue to lift all of you up in our prayers.

Ronnie & Janis Fritz

Paige said...
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Paige said...

Sweet baby cousins, quit scaring us like that! We are praying for you, your lungs, your blood vessels, your doctors and nurses, your strong mommy and daddy, and your grandparents! We love you!

Cheryl Hawthorne said...

Jaymie and Kory,
My family and I are praying for you and for your precious little ones. God holds them in His hand, and He knows the plans He has for them. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cheryl

Courtney said...

Rachel - Thank you so much for keeping all of us updated. There are so many visits to this site, and that's a small number compared to all the prayers that are being said.

We continue to pray for God to lay His hands on these two beautiful young lives as well as for the blessed work of the doctors and nurses caring for all of you.

Courtney & Brandon Foster (and Brady)

Kasey said...

We are praying for you.
Kasey (Lane) and Casey McCollum