Tuesday, December 20, 2005

First Week Birthday

Congratulations to Kerri, Cody and Ansel - we have passed the week mark! What progress they have made. We have been truly blessed. Thanks everyone for your prayers, messages, visits, gifts and support.

Kerri was able to sit in a chair for four hours today. She is actually getting hungry. Antibiotics were stopped in an attempt to clear up her rash which is spreading. Tomorrow we may finally get the private room - leaving the ICU behind. If so, she plans to take the route through the NICU. No change in the kidney situation. Doctors are saying the kidneys will come back with time. Until then, dialysis will happen about three times a week.

Ansel is being succesfully fed. He was awake during our visit, taking peeks out of one eye. There are rumors that he cries, but not everyone has been blessed with his sound. The NICU nurse told us he was giving her the 'what for' during the last diaper change. Perhaps tomorrow he will cry for us. All his vitals look good. When Ansel was born, the Doctor said that the first two weeks was the critical time. We are half way!

On the right side of this page are some information links which currently pertains to our own micro-preemie, Ansel.


Anonymous said...

Sitting is good! Well--at least it is an improvement from lay down and stay which you seemed to have mastered last week.

If you get real bored, you can figure out who the next mia maid president should be. Try for inspiration over drug induced hallucination. On the other hand, can you tell the difference yet? Maybe we should wait so never mind.

I love you and am still praying for you. The blog and the pictures are wonderful. I check it daily so I know what to pray for and how you both are doing. Keep up the great progress.


Anonymous said...

This is Katie (White) Badgett.

My mother just informed me today about what has been going on with your little family. I came straight home and got on the internet and have read everything possible to update myself. I am so very glad to see that you are doing well and that things have progressed as they have. What a wonderful blessing we have that we know we can turn to our Father in Heaven for help and even for comfort. His hands have been in your situation in all accounts. Everyone of you will be in our prayers everyday. I will be checking this blog everyday to see how mom and baby are progessing.



Dale Sneddon said...

Thanks for writing Kaite. You may have noticed that to get the first entries, you have to go into the archives. The first entry is 'December 14, 2005 - Welcome and First Post'.


Anonymous said...

Hi, all! Just a quick note to let you all know that we love you and are thinking of you all everyday, even though we are not there...

Doug and the boys will be in friday, and i have promised to drive to Joplin with them on monday so they can see you all before the go home to tulsa. they we upset that they didn't get to see you last week, and wanted me to tell you that they love you and remember you all in their prayers.
Lawrence is anxious to see Ansel, as he is the only boy in the family shorter then lawrence... hehehe.

Mom and Daddy send their love and are going to try to hitch a ride with Roya & Carlo on saturday.

Until then, keep up the good work. We love you and miss you so very much.


Stacey Ruth (and family)

Cat said...

Kerri, it is good to see that things are looking good with you and the baby! He is so tiny and cute! I just love seeing the photos that Cody's parents put up.

I don't know if you know.. but I moved to Florida about two and a half weeks ago. Anyways I went to the beach the other day and was looking for the most beautiful sea shell for you. Soooo... as soon as I can I will sent it too you!

Hang in there Kerrs!
Love your friend,
cat :)