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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akrange View Post
    3 weeks early. But he was still big at 7lbs 12ozs and 21 inches long.
    At 3 weeks early that is a big boy! Many congrats! Wishing you & Ethan speedy recovery & are home to your happy family real soon!
    Tami - also answer to Sideview, SV, Sideways, Side, T, Sweetie, & Baby

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    A little late, but none the less, the first photo! Kindly sent by Superpowerdave and the technology of Iphone!
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    It's about people and the Land Rovers that own them.
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    Congrats! Glad everyone is healthy!

    And I am going to go out on a limb and say that someone had the due date calculated wrong!
    All sold a while ago

    1995 RRC LWB - LT230, $G Front Bumper


    1960 109" 5 Door Station Wagon w/Deluxe Rolled Bonnet with Spare Recess. Frame off restoration. PO setup 289 Mustang with D60 rear end with chromolly inners. Recently moved to Sacramento awaiting a place to finish the restoration.

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    Quick update - Ethan is still having a hard time breathing. He is
    having to work too hard so they are helping him. Everyone says he will
    be just fine but him coming three weeks early didn't help matters so
    we are helping him catch up.

    He is nursing great, has been prodded and needled and has taken it all
    like a pro. Other than that he is great, beautiful little boy.

    Shawna is doing well. Better than after Emaline's delivery so that is
    good. She is mobile, getting her appetite back and feeling better and
    better.

    Emaline has not been out to the hospital yet but is expected this
    afternoon. She will not be able to hold
    Her brother but maybe when he is out of the ICU. We are very anxius
    for her to meet him.

    We will continue with updates, thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.

    Dave


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    beautiful. and God Bless
    1997 D1 6" lift 33" bumpers, glasspack ,HID's
    comming soon Sliders, toy conversion,35"s

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    Congrats, a small set of hands to reach for lost bolts isn't always easy to come by.
    If you can't fix it with a hammer, then you have an electrical problem.

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    Congradulations!!!!
    Cute kid , and already has more hair than I do.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Best wishes from the Holmquist family
    Eric
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    Another update:

    Ethan is doing ... marginal. His lungs still aren't up to par, the left one in particular. It's a vacuum issue as they think there is a pinhole tear in the lung so when he exhales his lungs aren't working efficiently enough to provide all the oxygen he needs, and as a result he needs to inhale more. The result of this is an almost hyper-ventilation, and this has been happening since about four hours old.

    He's given us some scares, but is making slow progress. From what I can tell from all the PhD-speak is that this tear is allowing a good portion of the oxygen into the rest of his abdomen, so his stomach is distended during inhalation.

    This isn't particularly rare, but it's not exactly common either; in fact we were surprised to learn this happens more often in full-term babies rather than pre-term ones.

    Anyway, they have him on an oxygen hood (think bubble-boy helmet) for now and are still keeping him in ICU. His little body is fighting it right now; he's been breathing like he's running a marathon for quite some time though and the fear is that eventually he'll fatigue too much to keep up. Right now though he's keeping pace. If he tires though invasive surgery will be required, which will consist of a chest tube and some other stuff I'm not smart enough to explain.

    Sounds a lot like a cooling system that needs to be bled properly to me though - air is escape inside, which doesn't allow his respiratory system to function as efficiently as it is designed. The air needs a bleeder valve inserted to assist in the process. From what I understand the lung will heal itself, it just can't do it with the rapid-fire breathing he is doing right now.

    Aside from that, he's great. Stats are normal, blood looks good, color, all that.

    Mom is doing well. She is on the tired side though from all the bedside watching. We're all worried for our own reasons though and are anxious for some fork in the road; a sign his body is overcoming the damage or the decision to fix it with invasive action.

    Either way, we thank you all for the words and thoughts, we appreciate it more than you know.

    Dave and Shawna

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    Dave,

    Sounds like some stress ahead of you, but that the problem is known, and there are procedures in place to help him.

    Best wishes to you and yours,

    Scott
    All sold a while ago

    1995 RRC LWB - LT230, $G Front Bumper


    1960 109" 5 Door Station Wagon w/Deluxe Rolled Bonnet with Spare Recess. Frame off restoration. PO setup 289 Mustang with D60 rear end with chromolly inners. Recently moved to Sacramento awaiting a place to finish the restoration.

  10. #20
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    Thanks for the update. We were wondering how it was going.
    If only the human body was as easy to fix as an automobile.
    We will keep you all in our prayers.
    Take care.

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