No More IV!

Today is a big day.  Charlie and Anna Claire are going to have their PICC lines removed.  This is a peripherally inserted central catheter.  They have had them in their little arms for 21 days now.  Anna Claire is doing well – still breathing room air on her own, eating well, etc.  Charlie is now off of his nasal cannula and breathing room air on his own.  He is eating well also.  However, yesterday was kind of a rough day for Charlie.  He was crying and just seemed miserable (very uncommon for him).  His nurse discovered something when she was changing his diaper.  After an xray and ultrasound, the doctors concluded he has an inguinal hernia (in the groin area).  A part of his intestines had pushed through it which was very painful for him.  The doctor at first could not push it back in.  They called the surgeon to look at it and he finally pushed it back in.  The good thing about this is that they didn’t have to do immediate surgery.  The unfortunate thing is that before Charlie comes home, he is going to have to have surgery to repair it.  Please pray that the intestines won’t keep pushing through the hernia and that Charlie won’t be in pain.  It is so hard to see your child hurt and not be able to do anything about it!  Other than that, they are both absolutely wonderful and such a joy!  Here are a few pictures.  The first two are our sweet Charlie (before the nasal cannula came out and then after).  The second two are Anna Claire just being cute!2009_0401twins02402009_0401twins02452009_0401twins02372009_0401twins0244

Published in: on April 2, 2009 at 12:29 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Boohooed like a baby…they are precious and just looking more and more healthy everyday!! Praying so much for both of their health and Charle’s little tummy feeling better 🙂 We can’t wait to see them again soon!!

  2. I am so happy that they had their PICC lines removed! I know that is a HUGE stepping stone for them. Definitly praying that Charlie’s hernia is fixed now, and that he does not required surgery. Both Anna Claire and Charlie are fighters with the Lord protecting them through all of this.
    Enjoying the updates and pictures. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for the two of you. Yall are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Poor little Charlie! Glad to hear other than that they are moving along! They are so cute! They look so snuggley!

  4. We will be praying for Charlie (and for you guys). They are such cuties! 🙂

  5. They are SO cute! Those two look so much alike that I would have never known they weren’t identical! 🙂

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