Teeny Tiny Truman

This page is all about Truman, born Aug. 8, 2006 to Kara and Ben.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Another step back

As of about an hour ago, Truman is back on the high-speed oscillating ventilator. He wasn't blowing off enough CO2 on the conventional ventilator. I guess it's back to the beginning on ventilation.

We still don't have any results on the blood cultures.



Blogger Jen said...

Hang in there mama and dada! You're in for a ride, but please know that we are routing for Truman.

Hugs from a 2X NICU mom (34 weeker and 27 weeker),

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Charlisa said...

Still sending hugs and prayers from Palestine. So sorry about this set back. Hold fast to your faith.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous kwrensmom (i-village) said...

Kara and Ben, I've been following Truman's blog since seeing mention of your little guy on the i-village boards. I am praying for him and for the two of you for strength thru this time. What a little fighter he is!!

3:17 PM  
Blogger cjzben said...

Hang in there, it really is a rollercoaster ride. With our preemie Lyla we also hit a point after a few weeks where we had to go right back to square one again. It just feels awful as a parent but it is part of the preemie road and you guys will get through it. I am thinking of you all.

Claire - i-village preemie board.

3:37 PM  
Blogger JP said...

I will be praying for the little guy. What a rough weekend. Sounds like the doctors and nurses are doing a great job being proactive and explaining things to you all. I know how very scary it is though when they get sick and have setbacks. Stay strong - Turman is a fighter and he'll be back on track in no time. I'm impressed that he lasted so long on CPAP being such a little guy still!

Julie (Halle's mom)

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Mia said...

Hang in there. You said it -- NIC is a roller coaster. Try to keep your spirits up.
~Mia at Chicken Little

3:47 PM  
Blogger christmasfairy said...

He has shocked and surprised us all up til now, he is an extreemly strong ressiliant little boy my thoughts a are with you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

4:01 PM  
Blogger christmasfairy said...

He has shocked and surprised us all up til now , he is a very strong resiliant little boy
My thoughts are with you all xxxxxxxxxxx

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Rose said...

Hang in there mum and dad!

Prayers going up for you three in New Zealand.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kara, Ben and Baby Truman,

I am sending prayers and strength for you guys.

Dec06EC member

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family. It's always one step forward THREE steps back with a preemie. My daughter was born at 26 wks but measured 21wks 4 days. She weighed 495 grams. She was born with a MAJOR heart defect and nasal defect. We had many ups and downs. Due to her birth defects and trach we were in the NICU for 6 months. But she is 3 now and is perfect. She is completely normal except in size. You will make it through this!!!!!!!!!
Austin, TX

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I'm sorry to hear of this last bump in the road. He has done so well and hopefully this break on the ventilator will give him the strength to heal everywhere else. He is such a miracle, and I am still amazed at how far he has come.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there- He is a fighter! You are all in my thoughts and prayers- He surprised everyone by being off the vent for as long as he did- he may be small- but he is a tough little guy- his name fits him well- remember that always- especially on those down dips of that rollercoster ride. Many Blessings- Sara

5:07 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hugs! Sorry about the setback. Prayers going out to all of you.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I am so sorry to read about Truman's setback, I have been following your family after reading about Truman on ivillage. You are all in our prayers.

(mommy to a 29 weeker)

7:30 PM  
Blogger Kitkat said...

I've been following Truman's story on your blog since someone posted about it on the Babycenter birth boards last week.

Just wanted to say you're all in my prayers. Hoping this illness moves on quickly and little Truman continues to grow stronger.

7:48 PM  
Blogger HHH said...

I will be sending many prayers your way during this down time on your roller coaster ride. It wont be long until things are looking up again. He was so small for CPAP, my son was a 25 weeker and was a lot bigger then that when he was moved from vent and he failed his first time too... Hang in there. You have a wonderful set of nurses there. They took care of my twins. Be strong for tiny truman.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im following truman all the time and log in for an update and im always thinking of you all xx

2:21 AM  
Blogger Christine M Plude said...

I am a friend of Debbie Stanback and she has been keeping me posted about Truman since I have 13 yrs. NICU experience. I think that this setback is not all that unusual and the key is to keep thinking positively and letting Truman know you are there. It's so hard since sometimes they don't tolerate much tactile comforting while they're ill. You both are in my thoughts and prayers..Christine

1:27 PM  
Blogger christina said...

I too found your blog through the Babycenter preemie boards. I am praying for strength for little Truman and his parents. He has already proved himself to be a fighter! Hang in there!
Christina - Mom to William (33 weeker)

7:12 PM  

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