Monday, February 26, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Well, Esmé had her echo cardiogram today. The doctor says that the blood that was regurgitating in her abnormal valve has become less and the pressure going into the lungs has also reduced. She will be seen by the cardiologist again in three weeks for the same exam. Basically it appears to be a waiting game for her heart to function properly and Esmé will be monitored until things are normal. Her weight today was 7.10. Please continue to pray that God will make all things well.
Seeing the ECG is quite amazing. It is incredible to view such a tiny heart at work. It really displays the handiwork of the Creator. What an awesome God! Who can deny His power!?
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Day 2- Sisters get to see her all decked out in hospital gowns.
Day 3-showing some temper...she is quite feisty and the night nurses are generally not impressed with her from about 11:00-3:00. This also corresponds with the time of her activity in utero! Hopefully this pattern changes by the time she comes home. :0)
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Esmé is in St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital being monitored. She has an abnormal valve and it is causing old blood to mix with new blood. Also the 'new' blood in not oxygenated enough and in turn causes blueness and discoloration when she is active. So for now she is on oxygen and is tube feed. Time will tell if the valve will begin to function better, the prediction for that is hopeful.
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Friday, February 02, 2007
Esme´ Margaret Elizabeth
Was born at 4:08am this morning
Esmé has a heart murmur, so she is being admitted to London Hospital for further testing (since St. Thomas has limited equipment) Mel will not be admitted to London, but her and Dan will be able to visit Esmé in London.
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” - Psalm 139: 13-14
Thursday, February 01, 2007
"The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's "own" or "real" life. The truth is, of course, that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life ~ the life God is sending one day by day; what one calls one's "real" life is a phantom of one's own imagination. This is at least what I see at moments of insight, but it's hard to remember it all the time." (The letters of C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves ~ 20th December 1943)