Friday, October 17, 2008


Thanks be to God Emily's VSD (ventricular septal defect) is getting smaller. She had a heart untrasound today and the cardiologist said the is smaller than it was. Pray with us that God will heal it completely so that she won't have to have surgery. (We are praying the same for Claire's ASD.)

Emily is getting closer to taking all feedings by mouth. She is getting quicker with the bottle feeds but has to work long and hard to get a full feed from the breast even with the supplementer.

More good news... the breast milk no longer has Staph bacteria in it so Emily is receiving more of my breast milk. They are tapering off the formula slowly to see if she can still gain weight with less calories. (She has been getting formula that is 27 calories per ounce and breast milk is approx. 20 calories per ounce. They mix in a fortifier which adds 2 calories per ounce.)

Emily also passed her hearing screening today.

There are new photos on Flikr.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We rejoice and give thanks with you for Emily's progress, particularly the improvement in her heart condition!! Thanks for the new photos too. What a dear family you are!! Much love and continued prayers, Mom