The past two weeks our boys were flourishing in the NICU for the most part. Jumping hurdles (figuratively speaking) and surpassing expectations. Just in the past two days the boys have had more problems breathing and have been put back on CPAP. Their more frequent spells (when they stop breathing) have raised suspicion to an infection also. Both of the boys had blood taken and now it is a matter of waiting for the next 48 hours to hear results. Antibiotics have been started just as a preventative measure because infections at their stage are obviously very serious and can be fatal. Things can go hand in hand in these situations so the spells could be explained by the infection, but at this point we don't know that. As soon as I hear I will update you all on their (hopeful) progress. Please keep praying for our boys. Your prayers have been priceless and I know it can help them get through this stage.
We went to church this morning for the first time in three weeks. It was amazing in some ways to be back in such a familiar atmosphere but with such a different outlook on life and my circumstances. The songs and their words shot through me like never before. The sermon spoke to me in very personal ways and every nuance and analogy seemed to make sense. Being in an extreme time of need with the boys where they are and being overwhelmed by the presence of God in the past weeks makes it easier in some ways to hear the voice of God and feel his touch. At the same time it makes it so much harder to just function in those situations. Overall... I am thrilled we made it to church and were able to connect with people again and really feel the support around us. It really does mean so much to Caleb and I and is so encouraging to see our community pull together under Christ to lift others up. Truly awesome!