Day 11 - Sunday July 15, 2007

We missed the rounds today for only the second time. We don't like to miss them as they are an opportunity to ask all of the doctors, respiratory techs, dieticians, etc a question and have it answered. But we had a good excuse. We decided to go to Church and do a little extra praying for the kids...I think it's working so please everyone KEEP PRAYING and thinking of Ciaran and Shay. All the good vibes are helping them out a lot!

We arrived today around 12:30pm and went to see them. Ciaran is back under the light, still has a bit of trouble with his tummy (they think) but he is honestly looking better every day! he is eating like a bird still but that's ok, they are just being cautious so he doesn't have any more setbacks. Shay is still steady as he has been to this point. He is not eating 100% of the food they are feeding him so they are just going to back him off a bit until his tummy and gut gets used to digesting. Both are doing well in terms of being on the ventilation and Ciaran will get his 'pick' line today hopefully. This is the 'permanent' IV that helps reduce risk of infection, etc and it is more difficult for him to pull on. They are surprising strong for such little guys! The doctor on staff today is Irish from Dublin so it was definitely interesting to hear her accent.

Not much else to say at this post... the ships are sailing on a steady course and that is always a good thing.

Thanks for the comments on the last post, please keep them coming as we love to hear from you all.


ps Cris will get pictures on site by tomorrow - if he doesn't, he will be in big trouble!


Anna Santini said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers daily... can't wait to see both beautiful boys soon!

Jodi O'Reilly said...

Shay and I went to church today and the twins were mentioned during the intentions. We prayed for them. And for you too. thank you for setting this up. we're thinking of you.

Allyson said...

Hi Guys-we are all thinking of you and those 2 little guys! Glad to hear that today was a good day! It comes as no surprise that Liza's kids would be fighers and spirited little guys~stay well-Allyson

Anonymous said...

Cris and Liza - it was great to see you at Neil's yesterday. Doyle and I are thrilled for you guys and know the boys will continue to fight with each new day! This blog is great and I can't wait to follow Ciaran and Shay's progress. If you need anything please do not hesitate to call us!

Heather and Doyle

Andrew said...

Hi Liza, Cris, Shay, and Ciaran, its Andrew here from Dublin, just wanted to let you know we're all thinking about you every day and wish you the best.
p.s. watch your valuables around that doctor from Dublin, you know what Dubs are like ;) said...

Hi Cris and Lisa,Thank's for hooking us up on the blog what a great idea,very happy to hear the boys are making good progress Thank God!!!!!We pray for them all the time as well as the parents and grandparents.When you get a chance give them both a kiss for us.
All our love and prayers Uncle Liam and Aunt Bridie!!!

diana thomas said...

I've been thinking about you a lot. I've been praying for you and the boys. I'm glad to hear you had a good day. I know the road ahead is long but I also know that it's worth every precious second. Take care of yourselves too. Best wishes!

ciara said...

Hi Liza & Cris, it's your cousin Ciara here from Dublin. Big congratulations on the birth of the boys. We're all thinking of you and remember the stubborn Sneyds put up one hell of a fight!!
Can't wait to see the pictures Cxx

Anonymous said...

Where are the pictures? I want to show them to the people at work. Call me when there up.


Anonymous said...

Hi Liza and Chris, thank you for taking the time to put together this great blog. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of Ciaran and Shay!
Steve and Sue

Nancy Daniels said...

Hi Liza, Chris and the boys,
We've been thinking about you and praying for you. It's so nice to be able to read about how you are all doing. I know the boys will be just fine - look who their mother is!!
Take care and God Bless,
Nancy and Family

PixelJunk said...

Hi Liza and Cris,
We are so relieved the boys are progressing well and we think of you and pray for you regularly. You are already extraordinary parents!
Lianne, Brandon and Evan