Conor (my nephew) created a card for me yesterday entitled Baby Magic...being only 8 years old...he sure did get it right. Ciaran and Shay are truly magic!
Both boys continue to make steady gains. Yesterday as a result was a good day. The boys are looking stronger and healthier as each day passes. Both of them are continuing to develop their tiny little lungs and hence are requiring less and less oxygen. This being said, they still require significant support with their breathing, however, we have decided to celebrate every small thing - and we believe the improvements in this area is something to celebrate.
We got the results back this morning of one of the big tests that I had mentioned earlier in the week. The cardiologist came in and did echos on both boys' hearts to see how their murmurs (duct opening on the heart) were doing. Another celebration - both boys still have slight murmurs - but nothing that requires further intervention at this point. The results of this test are a huge relief...and definitely a couple of steps forward!
Still some bigger tests to be done...anticipation and worry accompany the days prior to these tests...but in the meantime, it is very clear that we have much to be thankful for! Hopefully, we will be able to continue to take small steps forward in the upcoming days.
At this point, they are going to become a bit more aggressive with the boys' feeding - as we are starting to prepare for some weight gain in the next few weeks.
Thanks for all of your prayers and thoughts...we truly think that our prayers are being heard!
lots of love to everyone,
cris, liza, ciaran and shay