Sunday, May 30, 2010


Natalie continues to need higher levels of oxygenation and vent support. They did find an infection in her blood cultures so she is on an antibiotic. I was hopeful that her recent set backs where caused by the infection and we would see an improvement with the antibiotics but so far that has not been the case.

When we arrived at the hospital Friday night Natalie had a surprise waiting for us-s card with her hand and foot prints. So sweet! Steve also held her for the first time and of course loved every minute of it despite his initial nervousness.

I met Natalie's new neonatologist yesterday. She will be on a 4 week rotation with a 5 day break. I am hoping she has some new insights into Natalie's care.

I am struggling with the stress of all this and trying my best to focus on loving Natalie and not worrying about her numbers. It is so hard.


  1. JT- I am so sorry things are still so out of your control. I cannot imagine! We will continue to pray everyday!!!

  2. I have every one of my praying friends praying for Natalie. I hope that she starts improving soon. Hugs and prayers to all of you!

  3. Still praying for Natalie of course, and your family. I know it's an extremely hard place to be, when everything is completely out of your control. This is hard to do but admitting to yourself and realizing that worrying about numbers, interventions etc etc etc is not going to change anything is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family. Hang in there!

  4. Oh, Jenn-

    We just got back last night, so sorry not to be here for you sooner. I don't think I've ever speed walked so fast through the hospital, just so desperate to get back to Timmy.

    Hoping that the numbers have dropped today. I feel the same way - stupid vent!!! I just want Timmy off of it so badly.

    Hoping, hoping, hoping the new neonatologist has some news insights for you!

    I really do pray for you and Natalie each and every day. Hugs!