Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Big day for the Twins!!!!!!!
This mornings report from mom came with great surprises.
When we were visiting last night, we had a chance to talk with Dr. Su about the upcomming changes.
He said that he thought Jenna was ready to make the move to canula, but he was being a lil chicken and was hesitant to make the move. Not really because he was afraid of her failing, but just cause he's very invested in these lil ones and he wants the absolute best for them. The other hinderance to that is that they are going to get their eyes checked today or tomorrow. Thats pretty tiring for them as it's a thurough exam and they have to have eyedrops for the exam.
As reported earlier, Blake is off his rate (breathes per min) and Dr. Su is ready to continue to wean him off the pressure. There are only two more settings before he's at the lowest that machine can do, then it's off to Canula.
Soooooo, this morning mom decided to make an early trip up to the hospital.
She told me that when she walked in the bay, the nurses had their hands in the issolette's and were performing their normal care on the twins. She said that Jenna's incubator just didn't look quite right and for a breife moment, she wondered if they had moved Jenna out of the bay (kids move around all the time, but they try to keep multiples together). As she got closer she gasped when she realized that Jenna was now on Canula!!!!!!!! She seemed to be doing great and looked beautiful (the St. Patty's day outfit didn't hurt either). She immediately emailed me a pic of Jenna. That was the perfect way to start my day off at work. I even got all misty.
The next big surprise is that Blake is moving from his isolette to a CRIB!!!!!
He's been maintaining his own body heat so well that his isolette has been on the lowest heat setting and he's still been hot. So they haven't been able to put clothes on him and have to keep him loosely swaddled to keep him from overheating.
Dr. Su said that they would like to get Jenna to share the crib with him in the next day or two!
I can't tell you how proud I am of them at this moment. We've been looking forward to and dreaming of thes moments for a long time.
I do have to temper my excitement a bit with the reality that Jenna may not take to canula perfectly and she may need to go back on CPAP. While that would be a bit of a bummer, it would not be unexpected at all. The fact that she was able to move to canula is an indicator that they are healthy and getting strong.
Jenna weighed in at 3lb 13 oz last night; 14.2 inches long.
Blake weighed in at 4lb 2oz; 16.1 inches long.
Last night Janice noticed that Blake had a bit of a blister or soar on his neck. As a precaution they put an IV in him so they could give him some antibiotics.
Sigh..... Well, somehow I've got to muster up some motivation to do some work so I can roll outa here and go visit my growing babies!