Emma and Ella

 I’ll post updates here.

GG-ma Peggy

My grandaughter Erin is expecting twins! This was week 16. The twins have had a successful survival through week 31, however they are really wanting to make their debut ASAP.

The docs want to hold off for at least 2 more weeks to give them a better chance at surviving the elements outside the womb.

The family lives in DesMoines where they’ve had the benefit of very fine care. but because of a serious but specialized situation they had to make weekly trips to Minneapolis for a couple of months.

Mom quit her job to keep the babies comfortable and to give them a better chance. Dad is working all the overtime he can get. Big brother is also a special needs child that requires specialized care. The family is in dire straits financially.

I have started a fundraiser to give them a helping hand. I would like to raise about $3000 to help with their expenses. Several have already donated. I am doing this through my website so that the entire donation will go to the twins and not to a 3rd party payer.

If you can participate please msg. me with the amount and your credit card number. 713-906-1215. Or if you don’t trust that your information is safe this way, just call me at the same number and I can put it on your credit card through my dulcimer account.

If you can support them with prayers just email me and I will forward your prayers to Erin. Here’s the email address. SAMFest97@aol.com.

Erin carrying Emma and Ella

Now They’re HERE!!!

Erin was released from the hospital but went back today (9:30 this morning) for some tests. Its a growth scan, biophysical profile (to see how the girls are practice breathing [?] and measure body movement, muscle tone,) as well as a no stress test (watch heart rates and measure contractions). She is still having mild to moderate contractions but not consistent with “active labor.”

I don’t know enough to understand everything, but this just lets me know that the medical team is doing everything possible to give those babies the best chance of a healthy delivery.

If you can support them with prayers just email me and I will forward your prayers to Erin. Here’s the email address. SAMFest97@aol.com.

Emma and Ella update from Daddy

Cody Wheeler is with Lisa Carter Ellsworth and 20 others.

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Well we have been admitted back into the hospital with some more complications. Yesterday Erin was seen at the perinatal clinic and the doctor was concerned about baby B. Baby B has not gained much weight in the last 4-5 weeks (3oz) compared to baby A which has gained 1lb +, so it’s called Fetal growth restriction for baby B. She's at 6th percentile for growth. A is at 17th percentile. Anything under 10 percentile considered fetal growth restriction and warrants close monitoring and probably early delivery/emergency c-section. They also determined that my wife has lost 6 pounds and continues to have severe cramping and contractions, also still has protein in urine. They made the decision this morning to admit back to mercy. Im still a little irritated that the hospital did not solve these problems last time but we are back again and not leaving until they find a solution. I’m just praying to god the he looks after my wife and baby girls. Please send prayers. I will update everyone as we get any info

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GG-ma Peggy
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from Iowa!

Lisa (Grandma) just called...Erin (Mom) just delivered twins by C-section. Ella weighed in at 4.2 and Emma at 3.8.  Send prayer thoughts, or ask for info on fundraiser..... SAMFest97@aol.com.