Another day to celebrate...the boys are three weeks old today! It is crazy how fast the past three weeks have gone by. The hours put in the hospital are catching up with us - we are both exhausted. I did not go to the hospital until 2:00 ish today. Even though this was extremely hard for me to do - I believe it did me a world of good to get some extra sleep and relaxation time!
Nothing overly eventful today. Both boys continue to sleep a significant amount of the day away - which is helping them grow bigger and stronger every day.
Shay is up to full feeds and tolerating his food well. He is becoming a bit more feisty lately (he can't have his brother getting all of the attention :) He has pulled out his intubation tube twice in the last few days. He does this by trying to lift his head up and turn it - he is surprisingly strong already. The nurses have placed weight pillows around his head to keep his head stable and secure. He is looking good - it is so nice to see the Pic line out of his arm...as he looks so much more comfortable! They are weaning him off his ventilator - we are hoping that he may graduate to the CPap in the next week ..
We had good news today re: Ciaran. He had a heart echo done (heart ultra sound to check out his murmur as it was getting louder and they were concerned he might have the valve litagated (tied). Thank goodness the murmur will not need this surgical procedure - they are going to try to close the valve with one more round of medication - keep your fingers crossed! He has been stable for the past few days...continues to be much calmer and sleepy - the nurses assure me that this is because he is feeling less agitated and likely is in less pain than he was in the early days of his life...so reassuring to hear!
Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers and positive vibes...by looking at the boys progress - they are benefiting from these prayers and positive affirmations!
love to all!
cris, liza, ciaran and shay