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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Prayers Needed Today-Halloween

Today is Briella's first Halloween! She had a rough night & a hard day today so far. She is having a lot of Apnea spells. That is where she stops breathing. It takes my breath away every time her monitor goes to zero. She has only had these happen several times in the month she's been here. Now she's having them several times an hour. They are really cautious with this. They were worried about infection, but her CDC test showed her numbers looked good. They don't think it's a symptom of her heart PDA because they said all of her other respiratory numbers look solid. So they are going to give her a blood transfusion and iv fluids to see if that makes her stronger. If that doesn't, they might do a second transfusion tonight & maybe give her extra caffeine. They have to suspend her feedings, so she won't be gaining weight. When putting the IV in they give her sugar water because they say it helps with pain. It gives her endorphins.
Please pray for Briella's strength. Pray that she overcomes these spells and that we can get back to the steady path of getting bigger with no major hiccups. Continue to pray that her brain bleed goes away & no new ones come, and that her heart PDA closes.


  1. Oh poor angel baby...I will say a prayer right now! (((Hugs))) being sent as well!

  2. Praying for Briella and your family! Hoping she bounces back quickly!

  3. Stacy, I have been keeping up with your blog since you started and I just wanted to tell you that my heart goes out to you and you're sweet little girl. I am sending positive thoughts your way and hoping she continues to get stronger. By the way, I'm from the Jan board on WTE.


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