Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lumin's Current Status

Lumin Elise Windsong was born on Fri. April 1. See her birth announcement here.

She is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital Central.
She was been here since about 12:20 AM on the morning of Saturday, April 2.
When she was admitted she had multiple system failure including respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, kidney failure, liver dysfunction, and unconsciousness.

Over the next several days, her lungs were treated and she was kept on a ventilator called an oscillator. As of Wednesday she was changed to a less intense ventilator called an 840. Her heart hypertension was treated with drugs and has subsided. Her kidneys and liver were treated and are now functioning much better.
Her brain was put on a cooling system called the "Olympic Cool Cap" for 72 hours to minimize brain damage. Since it was taken off, she has had seizures regularly. Currently, she is on four medications to treat the seizures, and they have slowed down but are still continuing. This morning she has had a brain ultrasound, EEG and MRI.

Thank you for your support and prayers. Please envision Lumin's head filled with light.

If you wish to help us out, we have a meal train set up. We would also appreciate gift cards to restaurants that are near the hospital.
Or, you can look at our baby registry.
If you still need something more to do, you can contact Grandma Rachel for more ideas.

-Ben and Monica


  1. Much love and light to you, Lumin. Stay strong and we are all waiting for you to make a positive and complete recovery, sweet baby girl.

  2. Sending prayers and thoughts of healing and light for Lumin.

  3. We're thinking about you all and hoping for better days ahead. Give our love to Baby Lumin.

    - Jon and Hethyr

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you two as you stay strong for each other and for your beautiful daughter,
    and with Lumin as she continues to improve.
    Judy Harris