What a night!

04 Mar

  It is hard to believe that we got here 36 hours ago.  Levi is in stable condition in the special care unit of Akron General.  It is actually run by Akron Children’s Hospital; so, he is technically a patient of theirs.  It was about an hour before we heard any report.  He is not free and clear yet, but things look good.

  They were unable to get him to breathe.  It took several minutes and they had to place him on oxygen (now he is breathing fine on his own).    There are also a few other problems.  He did not have a great deal of muscle tone, but that has gotten better; his jaw is underdeveloped (it kinda makes him look like he has an overbite), and they are worried about the movement in his eyes.

  Tomorrow the neonatologist (I’m not sure if that’s how you spell it) will examine him and a neurologist.  They said we will just take one day at a time.  As of now, he will stay in the special care unit, but upon evaluation, they may move him to the campus of Akron Children’s or let him stay with us.  The nurse said that Amy would most likely be discharged on Monday morning, but it looks like Levi could be here a little longer.

  After our long wait, we were able to go see him, and he was actually able to nurse!  God was very good in this.  We are sitting in the room now ready to crash.  We are in room #2422 and the phone # is 330-344-2724.  We will continue to keep you updated as we know things, but as of now we are going to try and rest.  Thank you for all you prayers, God was with us the entire time, and your prayers girded us.  A special thanks to Beth Sidel who sat with us all night.  She was a great encourager and prayer warrior.  We love you.


Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Family Life


9 responses to “What a night!

  1. LINDA

    March 4, 2011 at 10:49 am

    glad to hear that levi finally made it . prayin his test go well. love n hug to u all.

  2. Tina

    March 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

    What wonderful news! So glad that you had some time to bond with him and Amy could nurse–that’s so special! You both are such a testimony to God’s love and to what having faith is all about. We love you and will keep praying for you in the days ahead! Please tell Amy to get some rest so she can recover nice and fast. Baby Levi has a great set of parents–it’s a whole new world for him now!

  3. Aunt Lana

    March 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your new son! I can’t wait to meet my new great nephew. We are still praying for you all. Much love, Aunt Lana

  4. rachel carter

    March 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Praise the Lord. Enjoy the rest and we will continue to pray for all your strength.

  5. ashley jordan

    March 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Congratulations! Happy Birthday

  6. Billie Jean Knight

    March 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    You have been in both your Papa’s and my prayers. So thankful Levi is here and we pray that the reports will be good. We love you.

  7. Sarah Beck

    March 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    God is good! Love you guys.

  8. Diana Hicks

    March 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Praise God that Levi finally arrived to greet his loving parents! My prayers will continue for improved health for him and for quick recovery for Amy. Keep the updates coming.

  9. Katrina Dodson

    March 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Wonderful!Rest well, Amy. We will continue prayers for your family.


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