I just wanted to get a post on here for all you faithful warriors that have been holding Max and Wes up in prayer. Both boys are having a brain and heart ultrasound tomorrow morning. We are not sure when the results of those ultrasounds will be available, but we covet your prayers. Max already had one brain ultrasound and we are aware that he has some issues in his brain that the doctors are saying are "concerning" and they will keep track of. The ultrasounds tomorrow will look first at their hearts and see if they have Payton Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), which is when a valve near the heart stays open after birth. This valve is open when in utero to facilitate the flow of blood between mother and baby, but shuts when the baby is born to "redirect" more blood flow to the lungs. The doctors said that 1 in 3 "micro preemies" has PDA. It can be treated with medicines, but if that is not successful, surgery is required to close the valve. They will also do an ultrasound of the brain. This is primarily to look for bleeding on the brain. We know that Max has a stage 1 hemorrhage and we pray that is unchanged or improved. We do not know what to expect with Wes, so our prayer is that he does not have a hemorrhage or any other concerns.
Kate is having a much better day. Thank-you for everyone who prayed for her. We prayed last night that Heaven send its angels to combat the forces of Satan who were planting lies in Kate's head that she should have fought harder or done something different to prevent our boy's predicament. She still struggles seeing the boys with all of their tubes and monitors, but her motherly instincts are really starting to kick in. She is starting to gently remind them about behaving and being nice to the nurses. Speaking of the nurses, they have been absolutely phenomenal. They just love our little boys so much, and love to tell us all the funny things they did when we weren't there. It really takes a special person and a HUGE heart to come in to work everyday and do what they do.
Please check out the pictures of Max and Wes below. We are really proud of them and want everyone to see them even though they live in a little clear box. You can click on the pictures to see them in more detail and see how amazing their tiny little bodies really are. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!