Growing like a weed!

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Okay, you won't believe this...Matthew is now 1390 grams (3 lbs, 1/2 oz). He had no residuals on all of his 28 ml feeds, so they bumped him up to 30 ml's every 3 hours as of 3:00 today. 30 ml's is equivalent to an ounce or 6 teaspoons every 3 hours. He is now pooping at every diaper change again. Yeah!!

He is still on the ventilator today, but they are talking about extubating him in the morning and trying him on CPAP again. Yeah!!! Pray that he does well and is able to be on CPAP without getting tired. He is no longer getting the mucomist to thin his secretions but they still need to suction him frequently because of the secretions. He will still continue to get his albuterol treatments for a while.

Jason and I should be able to hold him later tonight since he is not as stressed as he was yesterday after his eye exam. He needed to really rest and relax after the exam. Apparently these exams are pretty hard on the little guys and it always stresses them out and they need to be left alone.

Please keep praying for his brain abnormality to go away, for him to keep tolerating the increase in his feeds and for him to keep pooping without getting the NEC infection. Pray that he does not get the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and that his vision gets better not worse. Please also pray that the extubation goes well tomorrow and that he has the strength to stay on CPAP without having to go back on the ventilator.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all so very much for your prayers and support. I don't think we can thank you enough for everything you have done for us.


Praise God - who keeps pouring the blessings on! Matthew has already strengthened and challenged the faith of many in his little life! We all celebrate with each new report! God bless you all!
Much love,

I know that this has been a rollarcoaster ride for you all. It seems like for a long time you were deep in the valley, but now God is bringing you to that mountaintop. He is so faithful; Matthew is a miracle;"Everything that is good comes from our Lord and Savior." PRAISE GOD.
We will continue to pray about these specific issues you have mentioned. Have faith.
We love you,. Seth & Dawn

Matthew is a miracle and we continue to pray for you all! We are sooo thankful of his positive progress and to see God's hand in all of it. Hugs to you and Jason for the strength you need each day for decision-making and faith!Know that we are praying all the time for Matthew's needs.
Love, Jim, Joelle and Baby Bryson

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