Thursday, October 28, 2010

moving in the wrong direction

Juliet continues to have more swelling. She is now over 11 lbs. This is 4 1/2 lbs in a week - of fluid. The doctors are trying everything they can think of to stop the swelling. Suprisingly, her lungs seem to be handling it pretty well. My worry is, I don't know how long her body can keep up.

8 comments:

  1. Josh and I have been through this same roller coaster ride, but I do want you to know that Juliet is one very fortunate little girl to have such loving and caring parents. Always remember that you are doing your very best, all the time, for her. And it is certainly OK to cry. I recommend it highly. Sometimes that is the best way to relieve stress and pressure. You are always in my thoughts and I have untold admiration for all of you.

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  2. Jess and Chris,
    Hang in there guys. Juliet will do her best to fight this battle too. Keep the faith and know that we are all praying for that fluid to go away, for her little body to stay strong and for her to recover quickly. You're all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Hurting for you just reading your words Jess. I can't even imagine how difficult it is to watch your sweet girl go through all this. We are continuing to pray for strength for Juliet as well as strength for you guys. Much love and big hugs...

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  4. Naomi (Beckwith) KraenbringOctober 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Praying for you all - what a BEAUTIFUL little girl! I had to really backtrack on FB to figure out what I had missed ... and not sure how I missed it.

    Mark 9:23: "'If you can'? said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."

    ~Naomi~

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  5. hugs and kisses for Juliet. Prayers for all!

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  6. God, I am so sorry Jess. I was so excited and relieved to read that Juliet had pulled through her surgery. I read something once that with preemies it is always two steps forward one step back. You must be so frustrated and scared. Just know that you and Chris are doing everything in your power to help her and that she is getting the best care possible. I know if you could in a heartbeat you would switch places with her and fight for her. What a tough little baby girl--and thank goodness for those strong lungs. I trust that she is going to be okay. E.J. and I send our love.

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  7. Bless your hearts...I will continue to pray for God to help you through this journey with Juliet..She is one strong little girl and I know she if fighting as hard as she can to get over this hurdle...There are so many praying for you and your family...Take care of yourselves! God Bless you all...Becky Hinkle

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  8. Thinking of and praying for you all. Juliet has proven her strength as a fighter!

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