On July 25, Holly's doctor performed several tests, and sent her home on bed rest because of HELLP and preeclampsia. After the results came back dangerously high, they rushed Holly to the hospital. Sure enough, in the early morning hours of July 26 baby girl Brynlee was born at 3lbs 6oz- two months early!
Brynlee was transferred to a different hospital due to the NICU being full. She has needed assistance breathing and has a feeding tube.
Holly is still in the hospital being treated for preeclampsia. It is a miracle that she didn't have a stroke and they are keeping a close eye on her in hopes that she doesn't have a seizure. Her numbers are looking better every day!
The road for this sweet family has just begun and no one knows what lies ahead for them, but we do know that it won't be as easy as we all hoped.
At this time, we are hoping to help financially as the medical bills for Baby Brynlee's long stay will be significant.
Please send your donations, big or small, to help our sweet friends.
Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers for Baby Brynlee and her sweet parents! They are all champs, and we know that God is working mightily for them.
Update 1 from Daddy 7/26/14
"So turns out Holly s blood pressure was so high 210 over something even more ridiculous before delivery we are extremely blessed she didn't have a stroke. Baby was doing great today no events she has slept through the night and we had a milestone together Brynlee farted pooped and peed on me while I was changing her diaper for the first time lol too funny she is definitely my daughter. I teared up when I saw her open her eyes as well.
Update 2 from Daddy 7/26/14
"Final update for Brynlee's birthday it was an amazing celebration that has shown how glorious and magnificent our loving God can be. May I be the first to thank him and praise him for bestowing the most beautiful gift in the world who knew that 3 lbs and 6 oz could bring this 200 plus lb guy to his humble knees. God is good great and sovereign in all things. Today has been bitter sweet. As a husband I feel caught in a feeling of helplessness. I can not take my daughter home or make her bigger I can not make my wife feel better and bring her closer to her baby. I can thank God for a loving family community and wonderful people in my life who love God and who don't love God. The true beauty of all this is seeing Him move throughout all of it.
Tonight ended in a feeling of blah but looking back if I lose sight of the big picture and take the focus off me I miss all of these beautiful things falling in place. As I left my bride on my way to see my baby I was excited to share a video of Holly s voice seeing Brynlee react to the sound of her mom was truly wonderful. I tear up in joy and hope that she will continue to fight and show progress. Sitting and soaking in moments with such a beautiful baby has been probably one of my favorite things. I just wish mom could be here too. Holly is doing better and can't wait to see baby. I pray and hope Monday will be a magical day.
As a father I can truly say I am blessed she is the most magical inspirational thing in my life I like to think that she was too excited to wait to meet mommy and daddy and all of you.
Just a couple of "episodes" today but all and all she is gonna be one little heart breaker. I love you all and have a great night."
Update from Daddy 7/27/14
"They are taking Brynlee off her breathing tube and going to start feeding her through a tube in her nose. Still trying to get mommy to pump milk but probably going to use donor milk until mommy is ready. Super pumped about this news pun intended for u mommies out there. They keep giving her caffeine like shots due to her forgetting to breath but she is breathing on her own when she remembers. #teamBrynlee #gobabygo yup hash tag in Facebook status
Also Holly's blood pressure is down can't wait to take her home and to go see baby! Holly is a champ."
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