Monday, February 23, 2009

PRAY as hard as you can!

Hey everyone it's Aunt Bethany again.

They checked all the babies for brain bleeds today and Brody and Kylee need our prayers!

Brody has a level 3 and a level 4(the worst) brain bleed and the last thing I was told is that he will not be able handle surgery because his little body is so weak.

They also found a level 4 brain bleed on one side of Kylee's brain. They have not yet said if she can handle the surgery.

Bret and Heather are on their way to the hospital to talk to the doctors.

PLEASE PRAY!! Thank you to those who are and have been praying!

Baxlyn and Korbin are doing great! Praise God!


  1. Hello there! I just happen to stumble upon your blog this morning, and just wanted to pass along our thoughts/prayers. I am the Mom to twins that were born at 27 weeks. And, I just saw that 2 of your babies had grade iii and grade iv bleeds. One of our daughters had a grade iii bleed, and while I was VERY upset and worried (mainly because you really have NO idea what the future holds) I am now the mother of a VERY healthy, talkative, developmentally advanced 4 year old. I know I really enjoyed hearing of NICU success stories while my girls were in the hospital, and I just wanted to let you know that brain bleeds, while VERY scary, are in no way any sort of certainty for their future. Not sure if this will help, but again, even though we don't know you, we will be thinking of your babies and family. Stay strong...The Evans Family

  2. I learned about your little miracles from Daniel at Teen Mania. Just wanted to let you know we are praying as well. Such an amazing story! Blessings on all of you!

  3. Vickie and I continue to pray for the well being of these babies. May the miracle of these lives continue under God's watchful eye and healing powers. We pray that the babies get stronger each day and live their lives to the fullest. We pray for the families strength to endure during disapointments and rejoice with each day as this miracle of life cotinues...Amen
    The Krehmeyer's

  4. Dear Brett& Heather,I continue to pray for your 4 beautiful babies.That they will get thru this difficult period in their young lives, and live long, happy ,& healthy lives.I pray that God gives you the strength to endure thru this trying time. The will of God will never take you where the grace Of God will not protect you. Carol Shore

  5. having been reading about your family for awhile now. will pray for your little ones brain bleeds to improve!!!!
    ((((hugs)))) to the whole family
    Bonnie J.

  6. hi there,
    i too had two boys born prematurely - 26 weekers - they are now 18 months and doing amazing. my one son had a grade iv bleed - at the time - he was too small for surgery - they wanted him to be over 1500 g. waiting for him to grow was painful as he had hydrocepheles - his brain was swelling - we were so scared - he ended up never requiring surgery - after three long extremely stressful weeks - the spinal fluid resolved itself - we were estatic! now 18 months later - as i said, he is doing absolutely amazing - he is reaching his milestones (even though initially we were told he likely wouldn't) - i am praying for your little babies and for you - keep having hope and continue believing - preemies are sooo resilient - it is crazy!!! i look forward to following your journey, cheering you all on from the sidelines and celebrating each small victory!

  7. Heather and Brett,
    I have been following your blog for about a month thru someone else's. First, congratulations on the birth of your quads! Second, my triplets were born at 26 weeks on 7/17/07 and they all had brain bleeds (Annabel - grade IV/III, diagnosed with mild CP - hemiplegia left side, is delayed but the doctors think she eventually will walk and do everything else her siblings do), (Madelyn - grade III bilateral, no CP, just slightly delayed in some areas but will catch up), and (Johnathan - grade I/II-III, no CP, delayed in speed due to hearing aids but does hear and will get there). I know this is a scary time but as another person who commented said, hearing the success stories of those who have been there and done that helped us a lot. Feel free to e-mail me if you want to.


  8. Brett & Heather, We are praying daily for you and your precious babies.....God can do amazing things, as we've all seen !!! We will be thinking about you and continuing to pray for you. Take care of yourselves as well, you're going to need to be in tip top shape to take care of all those precious little ones when they come home...Thinking of you ! Anna & Don Peters
    (Lindsey King's mom & dad) ;)

  9. Praying that God will guide you and your babies' doctors to make the right decisions. Praying for strength, health and healing for all four babies, especially Brody and Kylee.

    I'm glad you've been able to cuddle and care for your little miracles! Please keep us updated so we know specifically what to pray're doing a great job! Just keep hangin' in there!


  10. Bret and Heather-
    Our Prayers and thoughts are with you daily and we wish we could do more. God has a plan for your babies and has to be so proud of you both!
    Craig Family

  11. New here, but I'm sending you a ton of good thoughts for healthy sweet babies.

  12. I got a note on our blog that lead me to your site. Congratulations!! I am so happy to be able to pray along side you as you continue through this journey of the treatment, care and comftoring of your precious quadruplets as they are in the NICU and facing different medical issues. This is a note to give you hope, as I see many before me have offered up as well. I too am a mother of quads. We dealt with a multitude of different medical crisis' after they were born at 26 1/2 weeks. Eveything from grade 4 brain bleeds, trachestomies, heart surgeries, eye surgeries and stomach surgeries. But I will have you know, that all four of the quads are doing very well now. Our boy that had the brain bleed, they told us on Mother's day that he would prob not make it. God had other plans. Then we were told he would never walk, and now he runs. Sure he has his share of differences and struggles (cerebal palsy, and we dont know how his learning will be affected in the future) but he has come SOOO far. He is a miracle! Each one is! The quads are now 3 1/2 and our daughter has been without a trach for over a year! I will not forget you...and will be keeping up with you guys through the wonderful web. I will be sharing your story with my friends and family. The more prayers the better! :)HUGS!

  13. I found my way here through another blog as well. I'm new here, but I had to stop by and leave you a comment. I had twin boys at 28 weeks. They both fell into the 4% of 28 weekers to develop IVHs. Ja.son had bilateral grade III, developed hydrocephalus, and had a shunt placed at 4 weeks old. He is developing normally. My second son, Sh.awn had a grade IV and a grade II. He also developed hydro and had a shunt placed at 4 weeks. He developed a blockage from scar tissue and had a second shunt placed in May. He has mild monoplegia and is delayed in his gross motor skills. He is, however, testing cognitively at his adjusted age of 16 months and is a delightful little flirt!

    I am sending you prayers and strength. This is a scary diagnosis, with the hardest part being that the doctors can't really give you any answers as to what this will mean for your babies. Please remember that the brains of such little ones are so resiliant, so there is always hope, even in seemingly dire situations. If you ever would like to talk to someone who has been there, please email me. You can find my email through my blog.

  14. Oops, I wanted to correct my son's ages. They are actually 16 months and 13 months adjusted.

  15. praying for your little miracles!

  16. I have prayed with you and the family. I hear that things are going much better now, Grandma is very happy I talked with her yesterday.


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