Some good news to report — Kaitlin and Jordi Vilasuso have shared an update on their baby girl’s condition and while little Lucy is still in the hospital, the infant is improving. “Jordi and I are so thankful for you all covering us in prayer and love, yet again,” Kaitlin wrote in a joint Instagram post. “I know it sounds crazy, but we literally feel it, and our family has gained so much strength from your encouragement.
“Our little Lucy is proving to be quite the little fighter,” she continued. “The biggest praise report is the x-ray of her lungs looked significantly better than the one they took the night she was transferred to the NICU — praise God.”
Vilasuso — who soap fans have watched as Rey on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Dario on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Griffin on ALL MY CHILDREN, and Tony on GUIDING LIGHT — and his wife announced early in January that their third child had been born prematurely. Then, just weeks later, they reported that Lucy had RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and had been admitted to the hospital where she was soon moved to the NICU with a partially collapsed right lung. So we’re glad to hear that her condition is improving.
“We still have a lot of big prayers to pray for her, though, and would be so grateful if you join us in continuing to lift her up,” Kaitlin confided. “She is still on the CPAP machine, but we are praying that as they try to wean her off of it, her pulse ox and respiratory rate stay strong and the CO2 in her blood continues to decrease.
“Once she is able to be weaned off of the CPAP, they’ll move her to regular oxygen without pressure and (providing vitals are good) will be able to remove the feeding tube,” she added. “It is crazy how much I miss holding her and feeding her and being able to comfort her in that way, so we are praying big prayers that there aren’t any setbacks as her little body navigates these next steps, however long they may take.”
Please join us in continuing to send love to the entire Vilasuso family and we look forward to more positive updates in the near future.