Thursday, August 07, 2008

Afternoon Update 08-07-08

After Magdalena was born yesterday morning, the doctors did a battery of x-rays, tests and blood work to find out what issues were present and unknown at that point. One concern that was present during a very early ultrasound was a hole in her heart. It was during this ultrasound that the determination was made to send Julie to have an amniocentesis done leading to the diagnosis of Trisomy 18. The x-rays taken yesterday show that that hole DOES NOT exist anymore. A definate PRAISE!! We are still waiting for more results from the rest of the tests.

Julie and Noah have spent a good amount of time this afternoon with Magdalena in the NICU. Julie is up and walking and made it all the way from her room to the NICU!!! She is in some pain after making that trip but is still in good spirits.

Please continue to pray that Magdalena continues to take her bottle. She did not do as well during her feeding this afternoon.

More to Come!!!



  1. I was so pleased to see the pictures of such a precious baby girl. Thanks for sharing. Please let them know we are praying for her and her Adoring family. Let Skip and Dalma know our prayers are with them. May God lift you all up, giving you the strength and grace you need and deserve. Much Love & Prayer, Paul and Sandra Merritt

  2. Praise the Lord! What great news about her beautiful heart!! We will continue to pray!

  3. Anonymous6:23 PM

    julie and Noah
    we are praying for you and celebrating every miracle that God is working for you.

  4. Praise God that there is no hole. Praying that she will do well on her next feed. Cathy & Annabel

  5. Anonymous7:32 PM

    We are praising God for the miracle we are seeing in this precious little bundle of joy! We will continue to pray for Magdalena to grow and become healthy and strong! We are also praying for you, Julie and Noah,and for grandparents and entire family!

    We love you!

    Stan and Fran

  6. Jennifer (Hurt) Williams7:51 PM

    We have those same awesome pictures of Samantha from her NICU days. WOW...little Magdalena is a fighter. Girls are very determined. God IS in control. She's in our every thought.

  7. I shrieked out loud when I read about the hole in her heart being healed!:) Still praying! Will be praying about the bottle.

  8. Anonymous10:13 PM

    What a strong little girl Magdalena is! I hope you recover quickly from the section. Your family is in our prayers.

    Jennifer and Kevin Rutledge

  9. Anonymous11:09 PM

    Dear Noah, Julie, and Magdalena~

    We were so happy to hear the wonderful news about your precious heart! Our favorite New Mommy and New Daddy advice: rest when she rests & nap when she naps :-)
    Warm regards,
    James, Brenda and Logan

  10. Oh I am soooo happy and thankful for what I am reading - I was praying for y'all as I was driving to Louisian to my husband's grandmother's funeral that morning and was thinking of how as one life ended, God was allowing a new precious one to begin with Magdelena....continued prayers.... Michelle Sullivan


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