NICU Timeline

  • Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:23 PM, CDT
    Our little Evelyn has made her appearance, but unfortunately has been sent to a NICU in Des Moines with breathing problems. Ty was able to accompany her right away and Megan is joining them shortly. Please be praying for our little girl. She seems to be doing well and is quite a fighter, but isn’t out of the woods yet.
  • Sunday, May 8, 2011 9:05 PM, CDT
    All together in DSM now. Evelyn is struggling with a few different issues and we are trying to get her stable enough to deal with some of the bigger things. It’ll be a few days before we know anymore. She’s definitely a little fighter and seems to be improving well. Just can’t wait to hold her.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:30 PM, CDT
    Evie is doing well and off of most of her support systems. She has been diagnosed with choanal atresia, which means she has blocked nasal passages. The blockage is 4mm thick on both sides and means she will need surgery to correct. Waiting for recommendation from specialist for time frame to complete surgery. Thanks for all the support and prayers through all of this!
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:31 PM, CDT
    Surgery has been scheduled for next Friday morning. The doctor wants to give her one more week of growth. She’ll be in the NICU for at least another couple weeks, but we are praising God that her nose is fixable! After they remove a few lines, we’ll hopefully get to finally hold her tomorrow or Friday!
  • Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:33 PM, CDT
    Got to hold Evelyn for the first time this morning. She seemed to enjoy it as much as I did! They just removed her breathing tube and made a special pacifier that will keep her mouth open so she can breathe. She seems to like it much better than the breathing tube down her throat. Please pray this continues to work!
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:21 PM, CDT
    Official stats: Evelyn Jane Louise. Born 12:28am Sunday, May 8th, 2011. 6 lbs 14 oz. 19 inches.
  • Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:57 PM, CDT
    Surgery 8am (central time) tomorrow morning. Please pray.
  • Friday, May 20, 2011 5:52 PM, CDT
    Praise the Lord! Surgery was a success! Started late, took longer, and was much harder than the surgeon expected, but went well! Little Evelyn is now just recovering and resting. Please pray as tomorrow she will come off the breathing tube and start breathing thru her nose for the first time.
  • Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:56 PM, CDT
    Evie is officially breathing thru her nose! Still not out of the woods yet though. They’ll be watching her closely, as well as considering a blood transfusion to get her hemoglobin levels up. Thank you for all your prayers. They are being felt.
  • Sunday, May 22, 2011 9:06 AM, CDT
    Blood transfusion in process but hopefully this will help get her hemoglobin levels up enough where she won’t need a second one later.
  • Sunday, May 22, 2011 8:53 PM, CDT
    Got to hold my baby girl today for the first time since surgery. Felt so good. And loved seeing her close her mouth and continue to breathe!Monday, May 23, 2011 5:28 PM, CDT
  • Monday, May 23, 2011 5:28 PM, CDT
    Surgeon says little Evie’s nose is healing up great! So thankful. It will still be quite a bit of work to keep it irrigated and clear, but it’s a great start. Next step is hopefully replacing the feeding tube with bottling and nursing!
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2011 8:45 AM, CDT
    Please pray for our little Evelyn as she has two more surgeries scheduled for tomorrow to help with some feeding and reflux issues.
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:39 PM, CDT
    Surgery is being postponed due to some other suspected issues. Better safe than sorry when it comes to surgery.
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:22 PM, CDT
    Unfortunately Evie is still struggling with breathing and we’re just not sure why at this point. Tomorrow morning at 7:30am they will be putting her under anesthesia to take a better look at her airway. Please pray they can find the problem and that it is immediately and easily fixable.
  • Thursday, June 9, 2011 3:11 PM, CDT
    Evie’s surgery went well this morning. Scar tissue had built up at the site of the original blockage in her nose, but the surgeon was able to remove it. She is already breathing better! Please pray it heals up well this time!
  • Friday, June 10, 2011 10:35 AM, CDT
    Evelyn is struggling more today as she is exhausted from the healing process. Please pray for her. We expect to be here at least another three to four weeks as she heals and we address a few other issues.
  • Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:54 PM, CDT
    As Evie’s nose is healing, there are a ton of secretions that are making it very difficult for her to breathe. It has been decided that a tracheotomy will be the best option for her. The surgery should be happening tomorrow sometime.
  • Monday, June 13, 2011 8:38 AM, CDT
    The OR would not allow an after-hours surgery (our surgeon was already booked up for the day) so her tracheotomy will be tomorrow at 7am. Please pray Evelyn remains comfortable and calm today.
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:47 AM, CDT
    Tracheotomy went well this morning. Evelyn is resting comfortably. Pray that it heals up quickly so she can breathe without pain.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:17 PM, CDT
    Great day with Evie today! She is breathing so much better with the trach! Praise God!
  • Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:01 PM, CDT
    Two surgeries tomorrow morning for reflux and feeding issues. Please pray they go smoothly and she heals quickly over the next week.
  • Monday, June 20, 2011 11:30 AM, CDT
    Surgeries went smoothly and Evelyn is recovering well. Thank you for the prayers.
  • Saturday, June 25, 2011 7:33 PM, CDT
    Evie is doing great! She is healing very well and we hope to have her home in the next few weeks!
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