Day 9 - Friday July 13, 2007

Emotionally, today has been a difficult day. We had to check out of the family room today and hence it will be our first night being away from the boys. It will likely help with the exhaustion factor, as the past week has involved being up to 12 or 1 in the morning and then visiting the NICU twice before 7 am.

I made the mistake this morning of going to a Breast Feeding class. I obviously was living in my own world and assumed that everyone partaking in the class would be in a similar situation. I was shocked to walk in to approximately 10 brand new moms with big beautiful hungry babies in their arms ready to be fed. Needless to say, this class was not for me.

Ciaran weighed in today at 908 grams which is approximately 2 pounds. He is eating 1 ml every six hours which is a drop or two out of a dropper...his stomach is learning to digest his food which is a positive thing. He has completed his last round of treatment for his heart murmur and we await the next steps in the next few days. He was under the lights yesterday to assist with his jaundice. Already he is off, as his levels have stabalized.

Shay weighed in this morning at 1074 grams which is approximately 2 lbs 3 oz. It was an exciting day for Shay as he graduated from his ventilator (down his throat) to a C PAP which provides oxygen through his nose and which is more comfortable for him. Hopefully, he will manage...otherwise, we will have to revert back to the ventilator until he is able to better breathe on his own.

My friend Brendan came to visit today. He is my friend that drove me to the hospital and stuck around for the delivery. It was great to see him and it was awesome that he finally had a chance to finally meet Ciaran and Shay as he did not have a chance to meet them last Thursday.

That is all for now...will touch base again tomorrow. Looking forward to a good night sleep!!! Pictures to come tomorrow...


Liza

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