Week One

Thursday April 11, 2013

  • Born 17 weeks early
  • Weighed 1.5lbs 
  • Her heart stopped upon delivery and needed resuscitation 
  • Right lung appeared collapsed 
  • Esophagus was undeveloped, ending in a blind sack 
  • Blood pressure was extremely low
  • Airlifted from Riverside to Anaheim
  • She’s placed on an oscillator which supports her lungs and breathing


Friday April 12, 2013

  • Gained 1/2 pound
  • Ultrasound revealed level one bleeding on the brian. 
  • Discovered she has Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) which is condition in all 24 week babies where the one of the heart vessels does not close
  • Blood pressure remained low
  • Oxygen levels in blood irregular 
  • Received one blood transfusion
  • Blood found in lungs

photo copy 4

Saturday April 13, 2013 

  • Her body is extremely swollen and bruised do to fragile state of her skin 
  • They placed her under a UV light to address bruises and jaundice
  • Blood pressure beginning to stabilize
  • Received second blood transfusion 
  • Oxygen levels in blood still very irregular 
  • Functioning on 100% oxygen (goal is 21%) 
  • Doctor gives her Surfactant to help keep the lungs expanded  
  • Blood found in urine
  • Blood sugar is abnormally high
  • Received transfusion of clotting factors to prevent further bleeding

Sunday April 14, 2013

  • IMG_5026 2Second ultrasound reveals level four bleed in brain.
    This type of brain bleed is consistent with 
    severe mental retardation and cerebral palsy. 
  • Doctor gives three options: 1) Maintain same level of care, 2) Maintain same level of care but do not resuscitate, 3) Remove all support and hold her while she dies.
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Line is inserted into right arm
  • Functioning on 76.3% oxygen (goal is 21%) 
  • The church comes to hospital and prays!

Monday April 15, 2013

  • photo copy 2First stable night for Emilie since Thursday
  • Blood pressure stabilizes
  • Oxygen levels in blood stabilize
  • Functioning on 55% oxygen (goal is 21%)  
  • Holly discharged from hospital

Tuesday April 16, 2013

  • Levels remain consistent! 
  • Blood Oxygen levels improve 
  • Functioning on 39% oxygen (goal is 21%) 
  • Doctor informs us that on Wednesday they will perform 3rd ultrasound on brain… #praychurch 

61 thoughts on “Week One

  1. I know from experience, that God is a healer, because I, myself am a preemie saviour, you little Emilie, is a precious gift who has much to give in life. Everyone I’ve told has promised to say a special healing pray for her. We are also praying for you and Holly, for renewed faith and strength.

  2. May the good and faithful God be with you your wife and your entire family at this trying period. He is the God that woke up lazzarus from the dead; and also the God that changes impossibilities to possibilities. He will forever direct your path in any decision concerning this precious jewel. I will be praying for her and the entire family. God bless.

  3. Dear Seth and Holly, our God is a God of miracles. My family and I will pray for little Emilie. May He keep you positive and strengthen you at this time. God bless.

  4. Holly and Pastor Seth I know God will perform a Miracle! The sky is a limit. I see the invisible. I expect the impossible. Just believe and receive it God will Perform it. God will make way out of no way!

  5. Holly, I see God’s hand in the life of your precious Emilie Grace! What a testimony she will be! I look forward to following her story! May God truly bless you and your family!

  6. Thank you Lord for allowing us to come together for Emilie Grace Yelorda! There is no Greater Love with the healing power!

  7. I was just informed of your amazing journey with your lil angel Emilie and after viewing the website I have one thing to say and that is “With God ALL things are possible” May God continue to do great things in your life and the life of your precious angel. What a testimony!!! The scrpture says “The prayer of a righteous man availeth much” Seth and Holly I am so amazed and humbled by your faith and strength in God so keep the faith and trust and God will do the rest. God bless and keep you and your little angel always!!

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