Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Brennan's ROP - UPDATE!

Brennan did great! He didn't go down to surgery until 5pm and came back just before 10pm last night. I should've asked you to START praying at 2:30! You never know how the OR will go! He was inubated (on a venilator) for the procedure, but they were able to extubate to CPAP when they got back up to the NICU. He woke up well from anestesia and even opened his eyes when he heard my voice! I expected him to have patches over his eyes, but they're just a little cloudy. Thank you all for your prayers!

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Prayers for Brennan please! Each of the babies have been getting eye tests periodically and this last one, Brennan's came back as Stage 3 (out of 5) Retinapothy of Prematurity (ROP). The blood vessels in his eyes have grown abnormally and are putting pressure on the retina. We don't want it to detach! He will be having laser therapy surgery at 2:30 tomorrow. Nich will be able to be with him, I'll be working and I'm still fighting a cold so I'll be praying from a distance! I'll update everyone as soon as surgery is over. You'd think we were pro's at handling surgery, but each time I get a little nervous. I know God has my baby in His Hands and will guide the surgeons (and the laser!). Thanks everyone!

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

will definitely be praying. and no matter how many surgeries you go through, they are still nerve-wracking. it's so wonderful to know God holds us in the palm of his hand!!

jag said...

Many prayers for Brennan! I know it must be hard to be away from him through this. Hang in there and know we're thinking of you.

LIL MAMA said...

prayers for the little fighter and for you and the famly as well, i know its hard for everyone.
hugs and prayers!!!

The Paulk's said...

Praying for him (and you both)!

The Denby's said...

Haven't been able to check your site these last few days...I'm so sorry but I'm sure you know my prayers have continued none the less. You Mom said it,"Our God is an Awesome God!"

Rebecca said...

so glad things went well!!

Britt said...

I'm glad you got to be there when he woke up!!