Saturday, April 25, 2009


Sorry it's been 2 days since I've posted. There have been good changes and concerns so let me update you.

GREAT NEWS! Ryan weighed a whopping 4 lbs. 1 oz. the night of April 24th (although he had just eaten and had a full belly)! But it's wonderful that he has made it to the 4 lb. mark. Ryan has been moved from the high flow nasal cannula to the low flow nasal cannula today. They will see how he does breathing more on his own.

NOT SO GREAT NEWS! There are some concerns about Ryan's lungs. He has been breathing fast. He may have fluid on the lungs which they can give him medicine to treat. Or he may have a condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia which is a lung condition that affects premature babies (babies born more than 10 weeks early, under 2 2/1 lbs., and having breathing problems). It is a form of lung disease and can be caused by the pressure of mechanical ventilation i.e. the oxygen machines Ryan has been on to keep him breathing.

We don't know Ryan has this condition yet, but please say an extra prayer for him and continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

MORE GREAT NEWS! Ryan's head ultrasound came back normal!!

Thank you to all of you have been so supportive, loving, and caring!

Lisa, Joey, Alec and Ryan

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