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.