Day 77 - September 19, 2007

Today was bath day which also means weigh in day! Both boys have again made significant gains in weight since Sunday. Shay weighed in today at 7lbs 1 1/2 ozs and Ciaran weighed in at 7 lbs 9 1/2 ozs. It looks like I will be bringing home two chunky monkies!

Good news today! Ciaran and Shay had their eye tests done today and both boys have shown significant improvements in their eye development. Shay's eyes showed the most improvement - and have fully vascularized which is the goal. Ciaran is close behind Shay - he has shown improvements and we are moving in the right direction. Both boys have moved from being tested once a week to being tested two weeks from now as a result of their improvements.

Funny how our attention has now flipped back to Shay since a little bit of pressure was relieved when we heard that Ciaran was likely not requiring a shunt. Shay has developed reflux which is quite common in newborns. However, in preemies, the baby often has a hard time recovering from reflux which results in breathing spells. It is a step backwards - as neither of the boys have had spells for a few weeks now. They put Shay on medication today which hopefully will kick in, in the next day or two so that we can continue with taking the steps forward that we need to take in order to get us home!

That is all the news today. Both boys look great and we continue to be pleased with their progress! Thanks for checking in!

cris, liza, ciaran and shay


Anonymous said...

You both are amazing parents. Your babies have developed and come as far along as they have because of your love for each of them.

Phyl said...

Hi Liza Cris Ciaran Shay.

We are so pleased the boys are doing so well Its wonderful how far they come Its a miracle you and Cris have been truly tested.You both will truley be fab parents. Our love to you all.

Phyl Fran xxxx