Thursday, November 15, 2007

Update on the Huggins

Blake had surgery this morning on his little heart, here is an update from Kyle:

Hello Everyone. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to inform all of you to our news, but it has been a very hard day. Blake was stable coming out of surgery, but the first 24 hours are always the toughest. Unfortunately, he has struggled since it was completed. He currently is producing too much acid in the blood, which is complicating matters. He also is having trouble stabilizing his blood pressure. Additionally, there is some internal bleeding that they have to correct. He is currently involved in a second procedure to amend some of these complications and he has been placed on a machine called ECMO, which performs the functions of his heart and lungs for him. To say the least, he is a critically sick young man.

Additionally, we have had some minor complications with Lauren as well. She is having an extremely difficult time regulating her own body heat. The amount of energy exerted trying to maintain her temp is leaving her void of the energy it takes to feed. She also has started to get jaundice, but that is typical for preemies. She has been placed under a billy-lamp to help assist with all of these problems. This has been very hard for Christie b/c Lauren was somewhat of her escape from Blake’s problems.

I would ask that you continue to pray for both Blake and Lauren, but please lift up a few extra prayers for Christie as well. She has had a very difficult time with all of this, not to mention her own physical problems of her major surgery (C-section) just two days ago. We are just leaning on the Lord and all of your prayers at this moment.
Again, thank you for all of your calls, emails, and texts. We love you all and ask that you please be patient with us during this time. We love you all and can’t thank you enough for your concern, but especially your prayers!!!


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