Friday, March 30, 2007

To Strive, To Seek, To Find, And Not To Yield

I have always had an affinity for the Tennyson poem Ulysses, but it has taken on added meaning as we watch our little boys fight for their lives before they really have a chance to begin. All we can hope is that they can strive and not yield.

Our prayers and yours have been answered. Thank you. Pooh and Tigger have sustained another week. Neither showed a significant change in their blood flow resistance. Of course, we were most worried about Pooh, and his blood flow is status quo, no better, no worse. He is still behaving very much like a 27 weeker and there were no decelerations in his heartrate, so we are thankful for that. Tigger's blood flow actually looked a little better. We have never been extremely worried about Tigger; however, we were afraid as the pregnancy progressed that his diastolic flow would worsen as well. So far, it doesn't appear that is happening. Needless to say, we will remain pregnant, at least for now. We are stepping up our perinatalogist visits to twice weekly. We will see him again on Tuesday at the end of the day and then again the following Monday. On the Monday visit, they will take more measurements to track their growth. We are living our lives doctor's visit to doctor's visit.

Post Script- Enjoy the new music and photos we added. Hopefully, everything is working correctly. If you don't enjoy the music, it's very easy to turn off.


JenMom said...

I love all the new pictures--and rejoice with you that EVERY DAY COUNTS!!!

Perri said...

I was always told that every day in mom is 3 less in the NICU, so you've saved yourself quite a bit of time there just in the last week alone!

Praying daily for you guys.

Todd and Randi said...

Thanks for the prayers Perri. JenMom said that's the same things the doctors told her when she was on bedrest.