Saturday, August 2, 2008


I just received a call from the NICU that our little Kilun has taken a few steps backwards instead of forward like we had hoped. On this morning's x-rays they found that he has a pneumo-thorax, which means there's a little hole in his lungs and the air is leaking out into the tissue around them. They also found that the lack of surfactant is becoming an issue. Surfactant is a substance that our bodies naturally produce that helps our lungs to stay open and not stick together. With Kilun's lack, his little air sacks are sticking together. So, he's having to breathe faster and harder to get the oxygen that he needs.

They're going in this morning to do the procedure for all this. He will have to be intubated so he'll be on a breathing tube for most of the day, but hopefully we'll be able to get it out by tomorrow morning.

We could really use some extra prayers throughout the day. We've been through all of this before with Xadun, but we weren't prepared to go through it this time. If this had been 2 weeks ago I probably would have been able to handle it a little better. I'll try to post some pictures later.

**If anyone local has a breast pump that they'd let me borrow for a few weeks, it would be greatly appreciated**


Erin said...

Oh goodness Melissa!!!! I am so sorry you are having all of these complications with both yourself and Kilun...You will be in my prayers! I wish I could be there to help out!

sarahbclark! said...

melissa, i'm so glad you're keeping us updated on everything. i've said some prayers for you guys and will continue to do so! i wish there was more i could do.