Friday, October 3, 2008

Update on the Girls!

**Monday-UPDATE**
Yesterday Ibrina got taken off of the billi lights, tolerated her 3rd blood transfusion and her ventilator got reduced (she's breathing more on her own now)! Praise God & Keep the prayers coming please!!
Carrie got to come home from the hospital yesterday, unfortunately Lailah did not. They have discovered that she does have acid reflux, but she also has apnea (she stops breathing for brief periods of time). So, she has to be "episode free" for 5 days in a row in order to come home. Please pray that her lungs would mature and that she would be healthy enough to come home soon!
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I have twin sisters, Cathy and Carrie who are 28 years old. However, they are about as polar opposite as any two people that I know! Until recently...
They both became pregnant again this year (they both have sons, Marcus 12 & Tristan 10 respectively). Carrie was due October 21st and Cathy was due December 29th. Carrie got diagnosed with Placenta Previa very early on and so after months of bed rest she was scheduled for a C-section on October 1st at 9am. Cathy had a very uneventful pregnancy. Until Tuesday night...
Cathy began bleeding severely. I was called to the hospital a little after 11pm and it was decided that Cathy was suffering from a Placental Abruption (her placenta had separated from her uterus). She had to have an emergency C-section at 12:36am...October 1st. Ibrina Noel Lopez was born weighing 2lbs. and was 13.5 inches long. She has had 2 blood transfusions, is on a ventilator and under the billi lights. She will be in the NICU for several months, but she is doing awesome for a 27 weeker! Prayers are coveted!!








Carrie was at the hospital for Cathy's C-section, but then returned home to sleep for a couple of hours (she had to be back at 7am for her surgery). Lailah Reese Hill was born weighing 6lbs 1oz and was 18 inches long at 9:42am...October 1st. She had an "episode" where she turned blue, (they are pretty confident that it was a fluke due to severe acid reflux), so she is in the NICU and expected to come home on Sunday.
SO...the twins are 3 rooms apart in the same hospital and the babies are in the same NICU. At least they made visitation easy on all of us! With our mom gone I am Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Sister, Voice of Reason (when the pain meds wear off), and friend. It's been a long week...we all agree on that!
I ask for PRAYER for my sisters, the babies, my nephews and the babies fathers. They are believers, but are living a somewhat worldly life. I pray that God will draw them close through this and make them realize that HE is the ONLY way. And give Him the glory and praise! I also pray that Mario & I are prayerful and obedient during this time. THANK YOU!!!!

6 comments:

jackie said...

How cute are they!!! and how cute is that tiny diaper!

Heather said...

Well congratulations to all of you on the addition of new family members. It's always fun when there are new people to meet. Your sisters and nieces will be in my prayers.

tonya said...

I cant wait to meet those precious baby girls!! I cant get over the cute lil diaper!! you & your family are truly blessed!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! How precious. We will continue to pray for two strong healthy baby girls!

Kara said...

Crystal- so good to hear an update. I pray for strength for these sweet lifes that have been given. My prayer is that they will draw near to God.

Sarah said...

How are the sweet babies (and mommas) doing?