Very exciting day today!!! The boys have graduated to the Level Two nursery (we are no longer in intensive care)!!!! The Level Two nursery is considered a transitional care unit where babies who are more stable go. I can't believe that both boys were sent upstairs at the same time. The feeling is one of both excitement and trepidation as change is both exciting and scary!
The level two nursery is much quieter than level three. Alarms continue to go off - but nothing like they do downstairs. Also, there are no ventilators on the fourth floor which makes a huge difference in noise level.
The level two nursery is much more parent oriented. We now will need to bath the boys, work on breast feeding, and become more responsible for their care. Basically, they are starting to train us for bringing the boys home.
We will be staying at Women's College Hospital for the duration of Ciaran and Shay's hospitalization because Ciaran is still being monitored by the Specialists at Sick Kids. Most times, at this point, the family would be transferred to a level two hospital closer to home. In our case - that would be Oakville Trafalgar or Credit Valley. To be honest, we are good with staying put. Bev, our nurse will continue to be Ciaran and Shay's primary caregiver which is gold....and we are comfortable here - we have had unbelievable support - the staff knows us well and we know what to expect....we couldn't ask for better care!!!
That is all to report for today! We are so impressed with the growth of the boys in the past two weeks. The human body is truly an amazing and complex thing!
A sincere thanks for your continued positive thoughts and prayers - clearly they are payin off!