Thursday, April 30, 2009


Big boy had to be put on oxygen today. His oxygen levels kept dipping down and they decided it was best to give him some help. They believe it's because his stomach is getting filled out and it's taking up breathing space.
Caleb now has the pleasure of getting fed through his nose! Yesterday he yanked out his feeding tube that WAS going through his a normal person's would. I guess he thought it would be more fun to have the tube stuck through his nose...hope it's not a sign of things to come.
If everything goes well with the oxygen they will take him off the i.v. and everything he needs will be coming from mommy's milk via the feeding tube.
We are very blessed by a great staff of nurses at Baylor. Praise God for how they care for and love our little boy.
Praise report: Val had an appointment today to get her incision checked out and everything looked really good. No sign of infection!
2:14 verse of the day:
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.
2 Corinthians 2:14

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Caleb is fighting but he needs help

Caleb had a rough night Tuesday night. He had a couple of episodes as we call them (he forgets to breathe and his heart rate drops). Also his Oxygen levels dropped a few times throughout the day, below where they like to see them. They did an x-ray to make sure everything was ok and it was, so that was good. They also did blood work to see if there is any type of infection but we will not know the full results from that for about 48 hours. The prelim results of the blood work looked fine. Pray for little Caleb.

Good news Caleb gets his I.V. out tomorrow!

Bad news because of the swine flu outbreak children 12 and under are not allowed to go into the NICU. Jayce and Kallie were very bummed.

Please pray for Valerie that infection will stay away and she will be fully healed.

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthinthians 2:14

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Caleb is starting to fill his skin!

What an awesome day!

Caleb was moved into the part of NICU for stable babies! He has graduated!

Today they moved his feedings to 17 cc's and he weighed...drum roll please...3lbs 5oz! WOW!

Since he is doing so well they will increase the amount of mommas milk he is fed through the feeding tube and they will decrease what they are administering through the I.V.

Please pray against these apnea episodes where he forgets to breath and his heart rate drops. He does it a couple of times a day and he always recovers from it himself. We pray that God would heal him completely of that.

Really big news for Jayce and Kallie today, they were able to hold their little brother for the first time. They loved it.

Bonus Chisum family news, Kallie lost her first tooth today! In an attempt to knock it loose she shot it with Jayce's nerf gun and by golly it worked. We are praying that God will use our strong willed prayer princess for his glory. She doesn't mess around.

Today Jayce and I were riding in the truck together and Jayce had the idea to look up verses in the bible that corresponded with Caleb's birth weight 2lbs 14 oz...example Luke 2:14, Ephesians 2:14, you get the idea. So we wanted to share a few of those because we thought they were pretty cool.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests

Luke 2:14

A Very Blessed Man,


p.s. We are trying to get updated photos soon to document all the current goings on! Thank you for your love and your prayers.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Plumping up

Keep up those prayers for plumpness! Caleb weighs 3 lbs 2 oz! I will probably post more pictures tomorrow since my photographer is going to take me to the hospital!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Update on Caleb

First of all we want to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers, meals, rides to the hospital, encouraging words and most of all your love for our family. We are so blessed and God is so good.

Caleb is doing awesome. We prayed for a miracle so we shouldn't be surprised but he amazes us everyday.

Some pictures show Caleb under the lights because of the jaundice but he is done with that already!

Caleb came into the world breathing on his own and that hasn't changed. He still has not had any type of breathing assistance (miracle! considering he was born at 28 weeks)

He is already eating momma's milk from a feeding tube. Another fast advancement, he started at 3 cc's and is already up to 11.

At this point we are anticipating 6 weeks in the hospital. Please continue to pray for Caleb's growth and development (he needs some fat!), pray for our family as we go 20 different directions, please pray for his Mom as she deals with not having her baby boy at home.