Thursday, March 19, 2009

Good morning update 33 Weeks!!!

Well, Anna & April are watching the kids today. As always, they just seem to respond great to those two. Wonder if they are interested in being a nanny. I'm sure Jenna & Blake would love to have their nurses with them for a long time. ;)

Anyways.... I digress.

They hit 33 WEEKS TODAY!!!!!! We've been doing a lot of reflection lately and it always seems sooo hard to believe that we've made it this far. It's often times very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even though we may not be able to see it, we keep telling ourselves that it's there and will see it soon. It's been an amazing journey so far, and we are only half way through our NICU experience. It's been filled with some pretty stressful times, but it's also brought us some amazing joys. We've been able to see & experience some things that most parents will never have the opportunity to experience with their children. Admittedly that is a good and bad thing. But.... the main thing is that it hasn't been all bad.

Jenna did very good through the night. She had 3 A&B's last night, two of which where super short (10sec or less) and didn't require Dawn to stimulate her or anything. So, as long as they are very short and not too frequent, they aren't too worried and consider it normal after making a big change (canula).
Only down side is that they will most likely wait another day or so to move Jenna into Blake's crib as she's still a bit cool. They would like to see her slightly more warm before they move her to open air. If she's anything like her mamma, then she won't like the cold. That reminds me of something Kim told me when we first got together. She laid it out and said "I hate the cold, so we are never moving farther North than Dallas".... So there ya go.

Blake has been doing fantastic. He had one little heart rate drop during the night, but he recovered on his own. He's currently on room air (21% O2), which is awesome. They will most likely drop his CPAP pressure to 7 today. As you may remember; 7 is the lowest pressure setting an is the last stop before they make the jump to Canula. Cmon Blake..... You can do it!

Only neg thing with him right now is that he had a crazy blister on his neck Monday night.
We were up visiting the kids until about 10:30 that night, held them, weighed them and changed diapers and the blister was not present. Janice was just starting her midnight assessment when she noticed this rather large blister on Blake neck. This must have popped up within the hour as we were just there, and Janice had never seen anything like it. I don't think Dr. Su had seem something similar either. Dr. Su lanced it and they got it all cleaned up, then sent some blood samples off to get checked. He also ordered an IV and antibiotics for lil Blakers. He said he didn't want to take any chances with an infection and wanted to be proactive. We are all for that!
So, long story short, it was a weird occurrence, the blood cultures came back negative, and he's doing great and healin up quick like.
It's nothing short of amazing how strong and resilient these lil fire crackers are. They are setting the pace on strength and we are just trying to keep up.

Hope I wasn't too long winded. Seems like things just pour out when I go to update the blog.
Hope everyone is having a great day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

happy 33rd week bday Jenna and Blake!! Dear Jenna....thank you for my beautiful card:)