Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22nd

Sorry I haven't written in a couple of days. This week has been a whirlwind of activities for us. If I had written yesterday, I would have said it was Cohen's best day yet. He was doing absolutely phenomenal!Justin even got to hold him! It was a wonderful moment.
What a difference a day can make.
About 5 a.m Cohen had a serious "spell". He completely stopped breathing and his heartrate dropped to almost 0. They had to "bag" him to resuscitate. They have not had to do this since his first night in the hospital. He has been having spells all day since this. The later ones have not been quite as bad, but still pretty serious.
The doctor is not sure why he has suffered this setback. We all thought he had really turned a corner this week. Hopefully with growth and maturity he will outgrow this..and soon! We have been nervous all day. Justin and I are staying in Nashville tonight so we can spend extra time with Cohen...and mostly to ease our fears.

He is continuing his weight gain trend, which is good news. He is 3 lbs 6 ounces as of tonight. They are checking his blood levels to see if he needs another transfusion. The nurse thought the sudden spells could be an indication of low red blood cells, a common preemie problem.
Please continue to pray for Cohen and his progress. We know better days are ahead.

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