Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 10

Today is Stephen's 10th day in the NICU, and aside from surgery day, the toughest day yet. Dialysis is progressing, but not as well as we had hoped. He is still putting on weight and isn't losing enough of the swelling in his legs and face. His tummy looks pretty good, but other parts of him are so swollen, they look like the skin could crack any minute. Right now they are changing up his dialysis solution. The stronger solution will hopefully pull off the excess liquid from his extremities faster. It's just extremely hard to see your baby in such a state. And even though there are other good things happening too, I think it's going to be hard from here on out as we make super small baby steps toward recovery and home.

Plus it probably doesn't help that my hormones are going hay wire right now (at least thats what they tell me). Each day that Stephen is in the NICU is also a day post-surgery and postpartum for me as well.


  1. You are amazing, Lindsey! I can't believe how well you are holidng up under all the stress. Please make sure you take care of you. Many, many prayers are for Stephen every day as well as for you and Bill.
    Mary Ellen

  2. Any progression is good and they will find the right solution. I am sure of it. Hopefully tomorrow will be easier x

  3. Dear Lindsey and Bill,
    Steps, however little, are still steps closer to recovery and bringing little Stephen home. With God's hand guiding them, the doctors and nurses will get him through this. Keeping you in our prayers...
    Love, Uncle Dick and Aunt LuAnn

  4. Thinking of you all and praying for Stephen for healing and for your strength and healing as well.

  5. Lindsey and Bill,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during Stephen's recovery time. I hope you know how many people are praying for your entire family during this stressful time. All of your mom's Central York colleagues are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers! Take care of yourself, Lindsey.
    Ken and Barbara Johnston