Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

Liberty Pearl Hoksbergen
Liberty on her way to
St. Mary's
Thoughts and Prayers go out to Katy Wise, Alex Hoksbergen and their beautiful daughter Liberty. Liberty was brought into this world on August 21st, 2012, 15 weeks early and only weighs 1lb 6.9oz. They both were airlifted to St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, MN early this morning not to long after Liberty's birth. So far they are both stable and doing well. Katy and Alex are both in the armed forces so I know that they have the strength and courage but a little extra from people wouldn't be such a bad thing. So everyone please keep this wonderful family in your prayers.

Update's will be posted when I find out more.

Update 8/23/2012
Liberty's diapers. They have
be folded in half to fit her tiny
little baby bottom.
Liberty 2 days old
 Liberty is getting stronger everyday. They have her under the UV light. Here she is holding Katy's engagement ring. Even with all the hoses and tubes she is one precious little girl. The 1133rd family is glad to have her with us. You can also keep updated yourself by making a caringbridge account and follow Liberty's progress here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/libertypearl/mystory.

Alex and Katy getting to touch
there daughter for the first time
Katy's first time seeing Liberty since
she was born.
Katy was able to see her daughter for the first time today. What an amazing feeling it must be for Katy to be able to get up and see her daughter.

Update 8/24/2012
Liberty looses her breathing tube today at noon!!! hooray!She will still need to be given oxygen through her nose, but all in all she is a strong little girl! and a huge fighter. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers and she grows healthier and stronger.

Update 8/27/2012
No new pictures as of yet. on the 23rd the nurses at the Hospital said that Liberty is very stable and doing fabulous for her age and size. Also they started to put some of Katy's milk on the insides of her cheeks and is taking well to that. On the 24th she went for a brain ultrasound to check for brain bleeds and found nothing so that is a really good sign.  Also on the 24th after the brain scan came back normal they noticed some bleeding near Liberty's lungs but caught it in time for them to administer medication to stop the bleeding. Today they up the main medication that they have Liberty on and reduced her oxygen from the tube that they had to re-administer down to 39%. also she is getting less restless and is starting to sleep on her belly. On Sunday Katy and Alex where able to move to the Ronald McDonald house near the hospital instead of having to stay in a hotel all the way across town. If you wish to send greeting or prayers to them here is the information. Katy Wise and/or Alex Hoksbergen - Room 314, 850 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN  55902-2938.

Update 8/28/2012
Katy and Alex got to hold there daughter today! To bad that since they have to do the skin on skin thing since Liberty is a premature. Liberty had to have another brain ultrasound today that showed there is some minor bleeding on the brain, but the doctors assured Katy and Alex it is normal and will give little miss Liberty another scan in two weeks so see if the bleeding has stopped. She also still has some bleeding by her lungs but is making great progress otherwise besides these too set backs. please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Update 8/30/2012
Liberty got taken off the Ventilator yesterday and they are hoping she will be able to stay off of it now, she is now on a CPAP machine. She grows stronger with each passing day. She also make a huge mile stone in the Preme world by making to a week old on Tuesday the 28th. I forgot to mention it earlier.

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