Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It has been an incredibly stressful couple of days for us.  Karsie seemed to be doing fine on the formula mix.  Then she started to throw up.  Today she threw up literally every feeding.  All of it. She's not keeping anything down.  She lost a ton of weight and her white blood cell count skyrocketed which could be infection or just a sign of swelling.  So, again the scare of a bowel obstruction is in the picture.  

Tomorrow (today by the time anyone reads this) Karsie will undergo a series of tests.  We're not sure what tests they will run but they will be to determine if she has an obstruction.  The real kicker was when she threw up the final time before they cut her feeds entirely and it smelled awful.  Kevin thought it smelled like sulfur while Michelle and the nurses thought it smelled like poop.  That's a bad sign.  

She's being put on antibiotics again and probably going to get a blood transfusion.  She had an IV put into her head and probably going to get a PICC line (or try to put one in) put in sometime tonight or tomorrow.  This seems to be a much longer stay in the NICU than we anticipated.  We know it sounds redundant, but we are so emotionally beat up right now we're not sure how or what to feel.  It always seems to be something.  


  1. I am so sorry that you are going through this very emotion filled time. you are in so many people's prayers, even in the middle of the night. Even people you have never met before...like me. May the PEACE of our LORD JESUS, fill you to overflowing, may HE surround you with comfort, and clarity. Praying for wisdom and discernment for the doctors. and more miracles for Karsie. God bless you all. - Jana (I went to school in Woodlake with Reva)

  2. Praying right now for your precious little girl. She is a true fighter. My daughter lives in San Diego and is friends with Lori - that's how I've been connected to your blog. Praying for peace for you too.

  3. I just want to pass on a word of encouragement and let you know that many thoughts are with you, Kevin and Karsie.

  4. We love you guys and Karsie. A lot. We're thinking about her and praying for all of you all the time. We only wish there was more we could do.

  5. I'm so sorry for what you all are going through. I don't know what else to say. I am praying the doctors find out what is wrong with her TODAY and get it fixed. And praying for you both right now as well.

  6. I'm still praying for little Karsie. I hate that she is going through all of this. But, you would rather them find out what's going on then getting her home again and something else happening. I think it's great that they let her back in the NICU.

    Try to get some rest and just hold that sweet baby of yours!

    Hugs - Tiffany

  7. I am so sorry. I am praying for all of you and sending you love in bunches.
    I hope they fix the problem very soon.

    Let the tears flow whenever you need to. This is such terrible stress for you all.

    Love, hugs, I wish I could do more.
    Jen x

  8. How diappointing...so sorry. We will continue to keep Karsie, Kevin, Michelle and the doctors and nurses in our prayers. I pray they will find the problem and fix it immediately. Cory

  9. Hugs yet again to you all. I am so sorry. :( Praying that God brings resolution and that He gives wisdom to the doctors and nurses caring for Karsie. Praying also that He comforts Karsie and you all. This just isn't fair. Love you guys!