This is Marlo, Kathryn's sister-in-law updating for Kathryn as she is very preoccupied tonight.
Kathryn updated earlier this morning with some details that Maddie was put back on oxygen. This afternoon around 3:50, things began to worsen and she had an episode where she stopped breathing and had to be stimulated to start again. These episodes of apnea continued and she was transferred to Mother Frances Hospital's NICU around 5:30 p.m. because she needed more than they could provide at ETMC. Her chest x-ray looked worse and other tests had not improved. She has been put on a ventilator to breathe for her for now so that her little body can rest. The concern now is what is causing the apnea episodes. They have done numerous tests and have not pinpointed a cause for the apnea yet. All major functions (heart, brain, etc. look good). The neonatologist has changed her antibiotics and started some other preventive medications just to be on the safe side. They have her stable there and are just waiting to find out more. Kathryn and Luke could use your prayers now more than ever! They are so worried about their sweet angel...just as we all are! We will do our best to keep everyone posted...just keep praying for this sweet baby girl!!!
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