When Emily's pediatrician called with abnormal blood results (very high liver enzymes, low electrolytes, high sodium, high potassium, etc.) Eli and I just kind of stood in our tracks for a minute. I just kept thinking that God had blessed us this far with Emily's good progress and we had much for which to offer thanks and praise. However, in the back of my mind I was terrified. I'm not quite sure how we survived the NICU for so long, but I know we don't want to ever go back.
So we asked for a second opinion from the gastrointestinal doctor--a specialist in the metabolic process. Not only did he tell us that these results could be common in preemies and not to worry, but he also allowed for Emily to cut out one of her medications. Apparently being on this med made her feel like she had just consumed 15 cups of coffee--no wonder she was so irritable and couldn't sleep!
Once again we can praise our Lord for carrying His sweet little Emily in His hand. We thank all of your prayers and continue to ask for love and support during this wonderful time.