Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My special day with Momma and her sweet boys!

I went to Austin yesterday to spend the day with Leah and her precious boys. Since Beau had a little set back Curtis asked me not to take pics of him. I could not help myself, he is still precious.
Leah is an amazing woman, watching her love on her sweet boys was amazing. I am so proud of her. She has been so strong.
Here are a few pics of Leah with Beau and a lot of pics of Dax. The boys are both gaining weight and are getting stronger everyday. I know that Beau will be right where his brother is soon.

Beau's little outfit warming up and waiting for him to get back into it!
Easter egg footprints of both the boys little tootsies!

Dax was so content. He did not want momma to let go. I don't think momma wanted to let go either.

After I left today I found out that Beau is now off of the CPAP and little Dax has moved to a crib. The boys are doing awesome. I can't wait to go back in 2 weeks and see them again. Continue to pray for them.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A quick note on Beau

We arrived at the hospital yesterday to chaos. Our nurse Rhonda informed us quickly that Beau was not doing good. He had been having breathing issues all night and most of the morning and they were very concerned. He was having shallow breathes as well as holding his breath some which is a big no no. So the doctor did his exam of him and sat us down to tell us they felt he had some sort of infection. He said they needed to test his blood, urine and do a lumbar puncture to test his spinal fluid. The tears started again...

The tests were done. He was put back on the CPAP and late yesterday afternoon we learned he has a urinary tract infection. He was on antibiotics all day yesterday and will continue to be on them until this clears up. They hope this infection clearing up will help his breathing and get him back to normal. Thanks for the continuous prayers for the little man.

Much Love,

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Prayers are answered again

Leah and I want to thank all of our family and friends for praying for us. God is great and he is listening! Yesterday was probably one of the best days we have had as parents of Beau and Dax. To get the news that he is completely clear of any head issues has really lifted our spirits. Our doctor, Sami, told us that the first head-scan could have been a mistake or Beau along with God and tons of prayer could have worked it out on his own. I choose to believe the power of prayer along with him being a tough little dude got it done. So now that we can breathe again...

They are both continuing to grow. As most of you know, they are now free of the CPAPS and are breathing on their own. Their feedings seem to increase every few days and they are putting on weight. They are both weighing roughly 3.5lbs!!! The doctors continue to tell us they are doing as well as can be expected for their age. We still have a long way to go but we are very excited about bringing them home one day soon. Thanks again for all of the support. We love you.

God Bless,


Friday, March 26, 2010

Beau Update!

Since many of you have been asking I am going ahead and updating the blog for Team G. They just got the answer we were all hoping and praying for. Beau is in the clear! His CT scan came back normal. Either the scan was misread last week or the problem they saw cleared itself up. Either way this is another prayer answered. Please continue to keep The entire Galloway clan in your prayers!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Prayers for Beau

Please be in prayer tomorrow for Beau. He is having a CT scan in the morning. Please pray for good results and healing for him.

Mom, Dad, and boys are doing well!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's been a rollercoaster...

Above: Momma with Beau Below: Little Dax Sleeping in his Isolette

Since this is my first time to blog/post, I will go ahead and apologize in advance for rambling. I promise, over time I will get better at this. Leah and I wanted to take a minute to first thank all of our family and friends for their prayers, love and support. Without God and our friends and family, we would truly be lost. God has answered so many prayers for our family. He has blessed us with two beautiful baby boys. We will never forget the outpouring of love from our family and friends. You are a true blessing to us.

These past few weeks have obviously been quite a shock to Leah and me. We came to Austin to spend the weekend with friends. One minute, I’m playing golf with some friends while Leah is at Old Navy, and the next minute we are both riding in an ambulance to Seton wondering if our boys were going to make it into this world. This has been a head-spinning experience for us both. We never imagined in a million years that our boys would be born 10 weeks early. They obviously knew something we didn’t. They wanted to say they were born in Austin!!! I think the best way to describe these last couple of weeks is to say it has been an emotional rollercoaster. We went from sheer terror with trying to get Leah and the boys stable to thinking we were settling in for awhile before we had them to me coming home from dinner March 9th to be told, “Hey dad, put these scrubs on, it’s go time”.

Now we are just beginning life as parents of preemies. There have been so many ups and downs already and we are only 10 days into this. We are told to expect the boys to be in the NICU until their due date on May 21. That’s 73 days in the NICU. An unreal number of days… So we spend our days now praying that as we enter the NICU each morning and we are greeted by our nurse and doctor that we get a good report. We have most days. The boys are breathing on their own. Their feedings are going great. They seem to be doing better every day. And just as you start to feel like you have some control over the situation, you get dealt some difficult news. The boys had CT scans on their heads yesterday. We found out today that Dax is great but Beau has some issues going on with his little brain. He has a small hemorrhage that they say had a good chance of fixing itself. We were also informed that at some point either before or during or after he was born, there might have been a small part of his brain that was deprived of oxygen and this may have caused a small cyst. I got the doctor speak translated for me by my cousin Forrest last night – he is a NICU nurse in Little Rock. This has obviously rocked Leah and I quite a bit. We continue to pray and ask God to look over the boys and our family.

And so as we approach the end of this week, I am returning to Houston to start back to work Monday. I have never dreaded anything more in my life. The thought of leaving the boys and Leah behind are almost too much for me to take at times. It’s a moment I know has been coming all along and it is tearing me up inside. I won’t be here to hold them for the hour we get a day. I won’t be able to get any Dr. Reports that we get daily and I won’t be here when we learn the results of the next head scan for Beau…

The rollercoaster continues…

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day by Day

Every day brings new challenges and adjustments. Curtis has this last week off of work before heading back to Houston. Leah is out of the hospital and at home with her mom. They are adjusting to their new existence and it is hard. They are getting to hold the babies kangaroo.

Both boys are doing well. They were moved from the lamps to their own isolettes this week. They had CT scans this week. Dax looks great. There are some minor concerns with Beau that we need to be in prayer about. These are common issues and abnormalities in babies that are born as early as he was. Most of the time, they work themselves out on their own. Please pray that is the case with Beau. The little guy is a fighter like his mom and dad I know he will continue to do well.

Mom and Dad are hanging in there best they can. It's hard for us to imagine what its like seeing those boys in the hospital each day. Anxiously waiting on the doctor's reports and for the day they bring them home. Continue to pray for these Galloway miracles!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Support for the Galloways

This blog was created by friends of the Galloways to share photos, provide updates on the boys, and give our love to Team G. The boys are doing great but are looking at a 6 to 8 week stay in the NICU. They have lots of growing to do. The Galloway family will be facing many challenges over the next few months. Curtis is returning to Houston to continue to working while Leah stays behind in Austin with the boys. I know they are both looking forward with anticipation to the day they bring their boys home.

So many people love them and have asked how to help. We are raising support for them to make this easier and provide for them during this emotional time. There are lots of ways to show your love. Please continue to pray for the boys and their development, mom Leah as she stays in the NICU each day with the boys, and Curtis while he travels back and forth to Austin. Please pray for the doctors and the nurses that are caring for the boys.

Gift certificates are great. Restaurant cards will help feed them (which is the greatest form of love..right?) but also give them a chance to go out with each other and take a break together. Gas cards to help with the expense of Curtis's travel. Visa gift cards are always awesome because they can be used anywhere and to pay bills. Please send an email to gallowaymiracles@gmail.com. We will be happy to send you the address in Austin to send them too.

We have also included a PayPal link where you can make a donation to the Galloways to help with the boys and things they need.

If you are in the Houston area and would like to sign up to deliver a meal to Curtis, please email us at gallowaymiracles@gmail.com We are working on a schedule of delivery and can let you know when he will be in town.

But most of all, continue to encourage them. Post on here so they can read your messages. Reach out to them for support.

"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights" James 1: 17

The Miracle of Dax and Beau

This is the story of two of God's tiniest miracles, Dax and Beau Galloway. Mom Leah and Dad Curtis were doing great at 29 weeks. They were getting the nursery ready and preparing for the last 2 months of a beautiful pregnancy. But Dax and Beau had other plans. They decided they wanted to be born in Austin. So on Saturday, March 6th, they let mom know at Old Navy. After several days in the hospital, they were ready to meet the world. On March 9th at 11:25pm, Dax made his debut followed shortly by his brother Beau at 11:29pm both weighing in at 2 lbs 15 ozs. Team G welcomed its 2 newest members!

Dax Galloway

Beau Galloway