Saturday, June 14, 2008

She's Here!!

I'm sorry I haven't had the moment to let everyone know what is going on. Tuesday we went to the hospital and had our little girl, Ally Claire. She is 8lbs 4 oz and 20 inches. She was born with wet lungs, so she went to the NICU (which by the way, Huntsville hosp. has the best NICU. I hope none of you ever need it!) Anyway, because she had so much fluid in her lungs, she used up all of her surfactant. (that is basically like detergent in your lungs that keeps your air sacs from sticking together and keeping your lungs from collapsing.) She went under the oxygen hood for a little bit and then they ended up needing to put her on the ventilator for a few days and giving her a synthetic form or surfactant. her worst day was thursday. friday, she looked really good and they were able to start weaning her off of the ventilator. the doctors allowed her to "self extubate" (which she quickly did b/c she is a big girl) and this morning at 1230 or so they put her under the oxygen hood. she is at 31% oxygen (room air is 21%) and doing good. she is taking her paci really well. the other goals we need to meet are for her to be without oxygen, be without her IV, be in an open bed and take her feedings. as of now, she is doing really well. we will go back to see her this afternoon. we haven't gotten to hold her yet, but i'm hoping we will get to tomorrow. if you would keep ally claire in your prayers, we would be forever greatful!!

"...little ones to Him belong...they are weak but HE is STRONG!"

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