We wanted to give a quick update ....Kira's doing well following the c-section, but Jacob has a lot of unexpected complications. Most importantly, he cannot breathe on his own. It appears this is partly because his lungs are underdeveloped and possibly because his brain stem is too underdeveloped to regulate normal body function. Whenever they take him off the ventilator, he doesn't appear to make any effort to breathe on his own.
There is still a lot of testing and time required to know the situation better, but unfortunately the doctors are concerned about his survivability. We'll know more over the next few days. ....On top of these primary concerns, Jacob also has many other secondary abnormalities that are either pieces of a larger syndrome or a result of the hydrocephalus (low set ears, clenched fists/jaw, club feet, etc).
It's been a trying day, but we are hanging in there. Your prayers have meant so much to us!