So the big news today is that they moved Jimmie. He was in Tulip Lane in a room that had walls and a sliding door since the night of his birth. They needed his room for a very sick baby who needed a very quiet place to be. Since Jimmie is doing the best out of the babies on his row- he got bumped. Rachael is happy to let this very sick baby have Jimmie's room. However to be totally honest the move has really upset and stressed Rachael- in general. She says, "I know this really shouldn't be upsetting me, but it is!" I think the communication to Rachael about the move could have been a little bit better and that might have really helped.
Jimmie is now on Daffodil Lane in a much noisier part of the NICU. His room doesn't really have walls and it has a window. Basically it's the "change" that is freaking her out. And also all of the babies that were around Jimmie she knows and she knows their Mothers and their situations are similar to Jimmie's.(micro-preemies)So they will miss their friends. Mom said lets be excited about who we will meet and what God can do with our new situation. There is a possibility one of the babies in Jimmie's old section (tulip) is going home next week- and then Jimmie may get to at least move back to his section. Rachael wants us to pray that would happen.
The thing is Rachael is just barely hanging on with her emotions and her sanity through this whole thing. Jimmie is doing wonderfully and she is very grateful, but that does not change how incredibly emotional and stressful this entire situation is. So something as small as moving Jimmie to the other side of the NICU has rattled her. It's rattled her security a bit. And now she's not sure if Jimmie's (Rachael's favorite) Nurse Carolyn will be able to take care of him.
This concern carries into an over all concern that is warranted and this is consistency in certain aspects of Jimmie's care. Having just a few nurses who know Jimmie, know Rachael, Justin and the family and know the routine really takes a lot of burden and stress off of Rachael. She knows that the bigger picture is that it just means Jimmie is doing well, but she can't control how she's feeling so please pray for her to be at peace and pray that Carolyn can still be his assigned Nurse when she is working. Pray that her security can rest in Him. That she would be blessed with peace that passes all understanding. Pray for grace and strength for Rachael when she has to work harder to achieve the specific care she wants for Jimmie.
Jimmie has gained 2 ounces! So he is 2 pounds 15 oz. Woooooooohooooo! 3 pounds here we come. (-: However the fortifier that is helping him gain like this is really causing him to be gassy and have reflux. He's just very uncomfortable. So pray for his body to adjust to that.
Update on Jennette- she is being induced right now to have Maddy. Jennette is showing signs of Preeclampsia (high blood pressure and other things). This means it is definitely time for Maddy to be born. Jennette has a blog for Maddy and I am updating it for her. It's linked over on the right titled Maddy's Blog. Check it out for more detailed information. Thank you for praying for her!