First, thank you to everyone for praying for Ibrina! She had a pretty rough week last week. She had 2 blood transfusions, a platelet (sp?) transfusion and a catheter inserted. She was also taken completely off of her feedings and put back on zero stimulation. Thankfully her blood tests all came back negative for infection, so they will finish up the round of antibiotics that she's on and she should be better.
This week has been a complete turnaround! She gained some weight, she's a whopping 2lbs. 7ozs.! She is able to be held again. She had her 1st vision screening and her eyes seem to be working normally. All of her levels are up (iron, oxygen, etc.), she's breathing "room air", and she hasn't had any more apnea episodes! Hopefully by early next week they will be able to resume her feeding schedule and she'll start packing on the ounces!
Another praise report...Xavier got offered another job (more money, better benefits and more stability)! Please continue to pray for Ibrina's wellness and for Cathy, Marcus and Xavier as they navigate this new season in their lives. Thank you!!!!