Friday, April 24, 2009

Specific Prayer Requests

We just met with one of the NICU doctors. Gaines weighs 3 lbs 2 oz which is awesome. It is still very early and we don't know much. The NICU team is currently running several tests. We'll know more from those later.

At this time, we do know that he is on a ventilator because his lungs are still immature...even a little immature for a 29 weeker. We were told this is probably due to the lack of fluid for him to "practice" with. They are giving him surfactant which is something term babies already make. This will help to keep his lungs open. Please specifically pray for Gaines lungs to develop and for other tests to come back normal.

I so much want a healthy baby. We should be able to see him in about 30 minutes.

Brittany

26 comments:

Karen said...

Still praying, especially for Gaines' lungs.

The Foster Home said...

praying!!

Theresa said...

Praying for your family and for Gaines' lungs to improve. My sister delivered my nephew at 29 weeks under very similar circumstances. He is 19 months old now and thriving!

Theresa

Thomas and Jamie said...

So appreciating these updates and SO praying for you all!

IAmDenise said...

Praying hard for Gaine!

Kim said...

I will be praying for all of you and sending a few extra prayers over to Gaine! Congratulations on the newest addition to your family!

Laura M. said...

Beau we went to highschool together. I am Laura Goldman Mielke. I graduated with E. Crum. Been following your story through Footprints. Last May I delivered 27 week twin girls, Harper 1.12 ounds and Lily 2.5, spent two months in nicu. Today they are almost one year, 16 pounds and thriving well. Have patience and keep the faith. This experience will change your faith and outlook on life tremendously as i am sure it already has. Just know I am praying and i cannot wait to see your new baby boy. ├žongrats and rejoice!

Erica said...

Praise God that he was crying when he came out! God will take care of him and develop those little lungs. My preemie was on a vent for a few days and also had several doses of surfactant. He's a healthy 1-year-old now. Gaines will do GREAT!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Wendi said...

Praying for your new baby boy and his lungs!

Jared and Kate said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy! As the mom of a preemie (born after a antepartum stay too!), I know how difficult this journey is. Stay strong--the NICU is a place of miracles. Praying for your family and Gaines!

Hokie Grandma said...

Thank you Lord for guiding them through the delivery. I ask that you continue to make your self known to those working with Gaines. You are the great physician and we praise your Holy name. Amen

Lori said...

I will continue to be praying for Gaines, you and Beau. I will also be praying for the hospital staff, doctors, testers and all those that will be involved. You guys are amazing at keeping us informend. We really do care and want to be updated.

. said...

Praying for Gaines! Congrats:)

MOBACH'S said...

my thoughts and prayers are with your little family today... God knew what he was doing when He choose today to be Gaines birthday... isn't it amazing we serve a God like that!!
congrats on the birth of your second son!! Your house is going to be busy!

Reba76 said...

Congratulations to the new addition to your family. Said a prayer for you and also called my church family for them to pray for you today. Gaines just doesn't know yet how special he has become to everyone, but you will be able to share these stories with him when he is old enough to understand. God just bless you and we wait for the good news that you will have for us.

Reba

Della said...

Hey, I just wanted to tell you I'm praying for Gaines. I was born six weeks early at home and weighed four lbs. I'm one of 7 kids. I am now 5' 7", and a junior in highschool.

Praying for your family!

Della Hethcox
dellahethcox.blogspot.com

The Rathmell Family said...

I am praying for you, Gaines! I hope you can come home to Alabama very soon!

Susan Reneau Rathmell

Ruthie said...

Congratulations and welcome Gaines!!! Praying all day for Gaines, Brittany, you and Reed!!! I know this second half of the journey must seem overwhelming, but our God is a Big God and I know He's working in all the details, even now. Have fun getting to know your new sweet boy!

Ruthie, in Ohio

ninesandquines said...

Congratulations! And praying here in Michigan for Gaines' health!!!

Jennifer and Mark Kiel said...

Praying for Gaines and the entire family. I am 32 weeks now but was also experiencing complications at 24 weeks....thinking of you. I am a friend of Greg and Kelly's in Birmingham. Keep your head up - lots of thoughts and prayers coming your way!

Jennifer Kiel

Amy said...

Congratulations!
We will continue to pray!!

christicave said...

PRAYING! I have commented back early in your "adventure" and told you this but I will tell you again b/c I am sure you don't remember with all of the chaos swarming.....

My little boy - that is now 8 years old - was born at 29 weeks! The first few weeks were WILD and CRAZY but boy does he have a testimony!!!

Gaines - and you guys - will be able to share Gods love and grace for years to come!!!!!

Prayers going in Mississippi!

mommylicious said...

Still praying! We all want him to be healthy! Congratulations to you both, I am sure he is beautiful!

stephanie.thurow said...

Ok, you just had a baby and two hours later posting a blog update. You are awesome! We can see where Gaines gets his strength from :) I'm glad you are doing well and we'll continue to pray for Gaines!
Congratulations!

Nic said...

That's a big preemie! Still praying for his lungs and development. Congratulations on the birth of your boy.

Nancy Williams said...

Aunt Sherry called me first thing this morning to see if I had read your blog. I was just getting to work and had not. Miss Wilma called Aunt Sherry while she was taking to me to tell her Gaines was here. How awesome that he weighs so much! I am praying so hard for his lungs to develope quickly and for him to gain weight. And for his precious family...