Saturday, March 1, 2008

Special prayers needed for Caden

Hello All, please say an extra special prayer for baby Cade, from their blogspot today:

Just a short update and I suppose a request for extra prayers. After our visit yesterday we were so relieved to see our beautiful boy very relaxed and stable. Today however, he was a bit unstable with his oxygen going up and down. This might have been due to him lying on his right side, which is apparently his least favourite side to lie on. They also picked up that he has an infection of some sort. He doesn't have any symptoms though, they just picked it up in his blood. This is very dangerous in prem babies because they don't have immune systems yet. They are testing for everything from septisemia (excuse spelling) to menigitus (again excuse spelling). Our beautiful fighter also had a lumber punch today, which broke our hearts, but the nurse says he was very peaceful. He is on anti-biotics already, but they'll wait for the test results to come back, which takes about 48 hours, to identify a specific culture. I phoned the nurse just now and she says he stabilized nicely after all the tests and now he is very peaceful. Please pray extra hard for our little angel, especially that the tests come back showing just minor infection and not one of the big ones like I mentioned. So far we have been very lucky. Like the nurse said, usually it's 2 steps forward and one step back, and this is our first step back. Thank you for all the support so far, we appreciate every comment, sms and e-mail. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the grand parents on both sides. Your support has meant the world to Wes and myself and we couldn't have walked this road without you. Caden is very very lucky to have so many people who love him!

Have a good weekend!

Elriza & Wes

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