Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Update

Hi. It's Karen. Jacob has headed in a new direction. He spiked a fever of 102.1 (which is high for him since his temp is usually about 96 or 97). His respiratory rate and heart rate increased which gave him less frequent apnea spells but we fear him tiring out....he was breathing with lots of effort. We wiped him down with a wash cloth (meds are not an option and he should not be submerged to avoid chilling him) and this dropped his temp to 98.6 which is great. Pray he maintains that. He is now resting comfortably, his heart rate is normal for him and his apnea spells are still happening but he is alert to snap himself out of it. His belly is distended which leads me to believe his higher calorie formula could be giving him tummy trouble. He is currently on plain breastmilk again and his next feed we will give him one dose of pedialyte and then back to breastmilk to avoid bloating like last weeks episode. So, that is where we are at. THANK YOU for all your prayers and support. Please pray for wisdom and guidance and a strong, fighting baby boy.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you all. I don't know much, but i can tell that God loves you, and that you love God and in that may you all find strength and guidance and wisdom.
love a. linda

Kelly said...

Jacob, you will have all 6 of us praying for you. Your Anna will likely be praying most of all. Make sure your mommy or daddy gives us updates and lets all your fans know if there is anything we can do to help them. We love you, little one!

wkb626 said...

We have been and of course will continue to pray. take care.

Keith & Diane

Julie said...

Karen, I'm praying for your sweet little guy, and for your whole family.

The VW's said...

Keep fighting Jacob! We are praying hard for you and your wonderful family! You are all such an inspiration! God Bless You!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

We're praying for you all. Sending lots of love from Cardiff, UK. XXX

Cathy said...

Thank you, thank you sweet Jesus! Praying that God will bless you will many more days and that Jacob will stay restful. Praying in Texas. Cathy & Annabel

Emily said...

Thank you for the update. Sweet Jacob has been on my heart so much. I am praying for the Lord to keep all of you safe in the palm of His mighty hand, to fill you with peace, and to carry you through every moment. Prayers will not cease.

Laurie said...

Praying for all of you Karen as this time must be so hard on your hearts. I am praying for wisdom and God to continue to guide you here. You all are so loved by so many and most of all by God, who holds Jacob's little life in His loving hands. Asking for peace and strength for you right now.

Love and Prayers, Laurie in Ca.
PS. I love you Jacob, stay strong little man.

Anonymous said...

We are continuing to pray for you Jacob stay strong we think of you throughout the day.
Cathy in Arizona

Anonymous said...

I pray that God's wisdom and strength be most evident to you today. I continue to pray for your sweet Jacob, Joshua, Jonathan and the rest of your family.

Blessing to you - Lynne B.

Kenzie said...

Karen-

Continuing to pray for you guys and sweet Jacob! I'm so sorry for the scary afternoon and now so thankful that things seem to be much better. We know the Lord has amazing plans for this tiny little guy of yours and I pray that He allows Jacob to continue to be strong and fight for this beautiful life you have given him. PLEASE let me/us know if there is anything that we can do to help in this time... we are praying!

God's love and peace,
Kenzie Stanfield

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Still praying....

boltefamily said...

Please know we are praying!

Tarsha said...

Your in my prayers Little Man!

Brad and Fran Hoagland said...

Last night, my 5 year old said a special prayer for Jacob (as well as myself). Today, I showed him pictures of Jacob. And he fell in love with him. Rest assured, the prayers will continue.

Amy said...

Praying for a very peaceful day today. One that you both may rest and gain your strength back! My God give you everything you need each moment of the day.

Praying
Amy

siscaboo said...

Praying.

Anonymous said...

Your blog was the first thing I checked this morning and I praised God for keeping Jacob strong all night. I will continue to pray for your family and for Jacob's strength.

Ashley Webb said...

Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our prayers!

Erin said...

Lots of thoughts and prayers for baby Jacob. Please know my entire family is thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

We are praying and love you very much Jacob! You are such a strong, fighting baby boy with the heart of a warrior for God!
Love,
The Booth family

Pauline said...

My heart goes out to you and all involved with Jacob. Jacob, you are an amazing little guy! Keep fighting.
Hugs and Prayers
Pauline

Dawn said...

Praying for you and your family!

asplashofsunshine said...

Our hearts are extended to all of you. Sending love and prayers to you too.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I'm praying for you Jacob and your family. I don't know what to say during times like this. It is very hard but you are amazing and will continue to be.

Love,
Jenn in CA

Kerri said...

Karen~
We've been reading your blog for the last couple of days. We found out about Jacab through Jessica and Alex (newkindofnormal). We just wanted you guys to know that we are praying for you.
Love, the Sewells

Jessi said...

I read everyday but don't usually comment. My heart is saddened to hear that precious Jacob is struggling. I have been praying for you every night since I found your blog a few months. I'm saying extray prayers for Jacob and your family.
God bless.