The past 2 weeks have had some very hard trials where moment by moment has required complete reliance on Gods strength. He has been so gracious with us and sustained us. He has also blessed us incredibly through others. It is amazing how God orchestrated the timing of my parents coming in and my birth. My parents got here 4 hours after Gabric was born and my mom ( who is also the best midwife in the world) took one look at him and said we needed to take him to the hospital. Not five minutes later we were out the door. For the next five days I didn't leave the hospital. My parents loved on my babies, fed them, played with, took them on hikes, and my mama even slept with Hadassah to keep her leg braces on. While I was an emotional wreck wanting to be with my littles, I never had a single worry about them and knew they were blissful.
While we were at the hospital our church family came and prayed over Gabric, brought us food and supported us. Through the worries and unknowns they shared wisdom they had gained through their own difficult times. While we were in the hospital Gabric stopped breathing three different times and turned blue. It was very scary. It made it hard for me to go down the hall to take a nap in our room. I had to remember that is was God in control and protecting him. Our room was another huge blessing. When we got to the hospital (remember I had just had a baby), the hospital had a room in labor and delivery that had broken moniters - they let us stay in it and then actually let us keep the room the whole 5 days which is apparently unheard of. Isn't God amazing! I unfortunately had three migraines while in the hospital and I was able to stumble down the hall crawl into bed and sleep for a few hours while I gained my bearings so I could go back. The nurses were great and so supportive and we had a great pediatrician. The doctor was good enough for me to consider switching my kids over and I am SUPER picky about pediatricians.
At one point they were going to let us take Gabric home and then he failed a car seat test. We prayed while they were setting up us going home that God would prevent it if wasn't the right time and that we would be able to go home despite hospital red tape if we were supposed to go home. Well when he failed the carseat test I was feeling a little frustrated because the doctor was saying to give us a waiver and the hospital policies were keeping them from releasing us. God was just answering our prayers because just a couple hours later Gabric stopped breathing. If we had been home he could have died because the nurses had to bag him to get him breathing again. He had a Cat-scan the next day because of that incident and they found that he has nodules (like cysts) that are in both of his nasal passages. It is very rare and usually resolves itself but makes it difficult to impossible for a baby to breathe. The doctors are hoping that they will absorb by themselves which is likely. Right now he has steroid drops every 12 hours put in his nose to make everything shrink and open his passageways. Thank you so much for everyone that is praying for us!
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