Sunday, April 26, 2009


We wanted to update you on Ryan's breathing and fluid issue. This morning the doctor said they are going to put him on a diuretic for 3 days to see if they can reduce the fluid. If that doesn't work they will try another medicine for a longer length of time. We aren't getting too worried yet about Ryan having Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia because they wouldn't diagnose it in his case unless he was 36 weeks gestational and he still wasn't breathing on his own.

Otherwise, Ryan is still doing well. His breathing is good and they changed him from a high flow nasal cannula to a low flow nasal cannula yesterday. Lisa did Kangaroo Care with him last night and he did very well! He is still gaining weight and eating well. He is having some trouble with eating from the bottle, but that is not unusual for his gestational age (34 weeks).

He is going to have a physical therapist look at him on Monday. He has an external rotation of his legs. It looks like "frog legs". We have noticed that Ryan does hold his legs in this position most of the time. It is very common for preemie's and there are exercises that can be done to fix it.

Please continue to pray for Ryan and our family. This experience has been and continues to be very difficult emotionally, mentally and physically and is starting to take its toll. There are so many ups and downs in just one day with Ryan, that some days it just drains us.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

Lisa, Joey and Alec

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