Saturday, March 07, 2009

Pray for Autumn


So if you think of it this week please be praying for Autumn. We had quite a scare this week because her breathing monitor alarm went off twice. (Clint's mom gave us one for Noah, and the alarm never went off, it sounds within 20 seconds if your baby stops breathing and I just happened to start using it with Autumn this week). Well, the monitor went off once on Monday and once on Wednesday night. The first time the alarm on the monitor woke her up, and the second time at 4am I woke up to the alarm going off and I slightly shook her to wake her up. Pretty scary. So we took her to the pediatrician yesterday and he said it could be infant sleep apnea which they outgrow. Basically it means they sleep so deeply they stop breathing, and they need to be woken up. He said it could be that she's so little and breaths so shallowly that the alarm went off, so the next time it happens we need to check her color to make sure she's not pale/blue. If she is pale, then we'll admit her to the hospital for further testing.

So for now he said to keep her on a monitor every time she sleeps. It's quite scary, but if she's on a monitor then we can just wake her up and she'll be fine. We know that the Lord is sovereign and that He planned that this would happen with a monitor on, because both times it happened late at night or early in the morning when I wouldn't have observed her color changing or that she had stopped breathing at all, and it could have been fatal. God is in control of each breath we take, and each breath that little Autumn takes. We're just praying that she'll remember to breathe while she sleeps :)

4 comments:

4HMom said...

praying and trusting with you

Heather said...

praying for you guys!

amber said...

will be praying. she's so sweet!

Emily Ban said...

Oh WOW! That is so scary. I will definitely be praying for little Autumn.We have the same type of monitor and it would go off in the middle of the night -- totally freaking me out!I think they were false alarms though because he was older and had moved too far away from the alarm pad.It was so hard to sleep at night, worrying about my little guy.It's so scary!