December 26, 2006

Update


Things have been really quiet over the past few days. Gabbie had an air leak in one of her lungs today similar to the type that Niklas had, but she is recovering from that very nicely as well. All three babies made small amounts of progress on their oxygen requirements as well. Lukas is down to "room air" on his ventilator setting, which means that he requires no more oxygen than is in the air.

All 3 babies have PDAs as well (no I am not buying them tech gadgets already). This is a passageway in the heart that remains open in utero, but closes after birth. Since our babies are 28 weekers, that valve is still open. They were given medication today to stimulate the heart valve to close. Tomorrow, the babies should be stable enough that we should be able to touch and interact with them a little bit more.

9 comments:

Kevin Currie said...

You guys are very strong. You seem to be taking everything in stride. All of you remain in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.

Angie Hart said...

Congratulations! The triplets are in our thoughts and prayers. Please do not hestitate to call with anything that you need.

chris said...

The five of you are at the top of Keri's and my thoughts. All the best and obviously let us know when you need anything.

Eddie J said...

Great picture! baby feet are so cute!.. Great to hear about the progress. Before long, everyone will be home!

Please let us know what we can do to help you two out right now. Don't forget that you two need support as well. Call any time. Eddie and Olga

Andy Grush said...

Very glad to hear about the new additions to your family.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Chris Buatti said...

Congratulations on the birth. That is awesome. I can't wait to see them. Just to let you know my brother and his wife had triplets at 28 weeks gestation and similar birth weights. The children are 2.5 years now and progressing well. Feel free to call them, they would love to talk to you. Talk to you soon.
Chris

Anonymous said...

Well, I widh I could write it in Lithuanian! You guys have been on our minds and in our hearts. All the best wishes for all of you! What a great New Year's present!
Carol Blotter

Gintaras said...

Valio!
Daug laimes ir dziaugsmu Jums!
Gintaras

Lisa Davis said...

The pictures are beautiful! Such tiny feet. We are so glad to hear the good news about the ventilator. I call my mom and read her all of your updates when I get them. You and the babies are in our prayers every day.