Day 50 - August 23

Apologies for not posting for the last two days. Things have been very busy and Cris and I are completely exhausted. For this reason, I am going to be brief today!

We are glad to say that we have more to celebrate today!

Shay has been off all breathing support for 18 hours. He has done absolutely amazing - no spells and looking strong. Often, the babies tucker out with this transition and have to go back on low flow - but the progress he has made to this point is unbelievable! He is a trooper. He is also becoming a chubby monkey - he is definitely catching up with Ciaran when it comes to weight - he is 4 lbs 8 oz at the moment - he is working on a triple chin and some arm and leg rolls - too cute!

Ciaran has also had an exciting day! He has been on staight low flow with the smallest amount of oxygen for the past 24 hours. He is totally cruising - he is not having any spells (a few dips). He looks great and looks like he is loving the freedom of the low flow machine - he too was starting to hate the CPap machine.

Speaking of machines - both boys had all breathing machines rolled away from their incubators tonight - the Respiratory therapists feel that they are on their way at this point - we are keeping our fingers crossed - although we di recognize that it is possible that we make take a few steps back as the boys continue to develop the strength and stamina to breathe on their own.

We had contact with the Specialists at Sick Kids today who continue to monitor Ciaran. They are happy with how things are going at this point. We have an appointment book mid September to figure out exactly what the next steps will be - it already has been a long waiting game and we will continue to wait - the fact that he has gone seven weeks with no intervention is amazing - he is a true fighter!

That is all for today! Love days like today...really makes us realize that the boys are really growing up!


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