Friday, January 30, 2009

Cain's Status is Stable

Brad here...Sorry for the delay for the posts but things have been pretty hectic since Cain's arrival. We actually had zero sleep for approximately 39 hours and finally got some rest last night. Thank you all for your calls and text messages, we greatly appreciate the support. We will try to get back in touch with all of you as time permits. Catherine is doing well....just tired and a little sore. Cain is super cool and is currently tucked away in the NICU where he will spend the next 7 days. His is currently stable and doing well. The only concern so far has been his O2 intake. They have placed him on nitrogen to mix with his air intake which will lower his oxygen saturation. This prevents too much O2 in the lungs (The excess O2 causes the lungs to dilate farther and may actually allow too much blood flow into the lungs causing various problems). Surgery #1 is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 4th at 9:00. I am sure Catherine will blog a more in depth description and provide pictures as soon as she finds time (she hopes to later today/tonight). Talk to you all soon! - Brad

7 comments:

Hitchcock Family said...

Thank you for the update! I'm so glad to hear that Cain is stable...that is such great news! Hope you guys are able to get a little more rest today. I know it is tough, especially when you have to make that 2 mile walk over to the NICU! Please call me if you need anything!

Dupont said...

Congatulations from the Dupont Family! We've been waiting to here some good news... whew (big sigh of relief). You are all three in our thoughts and prayers every day! We're looking forward to reading the next update and seeing some pictures of Cain.

Ashton wants you to tell Cain he said what up and be cool.

3 "A's" and a "B" said...

We are still praying for you all. glad to hear good news. Can't wait to see that precious little one.

Marty and Amy Hale said...

Congratulations!!!!! We are so thankful to hear Cain is stable and Catherine is doing well. We will continue to pray for all three of you. Thanks for the update and we are soooo anxious to see pictures of the new Mr. Clinkscales.

Amber said...

This is Kathy Link's daughter. God is good!! I am so happy to hear Cain is stable. We will continue to pray as you travel this journey.

Chrissy B said...

Ohhhh, look at him! Cain is so precious and looks like such a strong boy! We have been praying for him and for all of you...and will be praying harder in the upcoming days. Thanks for taking the time to keep everyone updated!

Kathy said...

Catherine, Brad & Cain,
We are ever prayerful for good news and good health.

I haven't come by because I'm not feeling well and didn't want to take a chance on exposing any of you to illness. Catherine, take good care of yourself. You need to be strong for Cain's sake. Let me know what I can do for you, personally and at work.

I will continue to watch for updates here.