Welcome to Tyler and Parker Thompson's Blog

Tyler and Parker Thompson arrived on June 23, 2008 at only 26 weeks and 4 days old, weighing 1 pound 6 ounces (Parker) and 1 pound 10 ounces (Tyler). Parker spent 129 days (home 10/30/08) in the NICU, while brother Tyler spent 143 (home 11/13/08). We are thrilled to have our family complete with both boys home!

This blog was created by John (the daddy) to inform family and friends (and now new acquaintances) of the twins progression. Below is the blog archive dating back to the week Heather (the mommy) was admitted to the hospital. We try to post weekly updates, but on occasion the week gets the best of us.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


July 23 9:45 pm

"Come on......we're going streaking.....up through the quad..."......"who's streaking???"......."everyone's doing it......there's more coming..." ......."Frank, get in the car!!!"
I know, I know, another random movie quote.....but this was a great scene from Old School that I had to open with tonight. It dawned on me today that there is this fascination in American culture with streaking.......more so in the 70's, but it still exists today. Does anyone remember that song from the 70's......."oh yes they call him the streak....boogie-dy boogie-dy" if not you can go to this website to hear it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u87_RT_WPeY it's pretty amusing. Even today the act of streaking rears its naked head once in a while. Every now and then you'll hear of a graduating senior who rips off his/her robe while crossing the stage......maybe not a full streak....maybe more of a flash, but you get the idea. Why was streaking on my mind.....well it's because today marked the first day that I saw my son Parker wearing clothing!! That's right.....he's swimming in them despite the rolled up arms, but he still had on clothes today!!! (see pics below). I have to say it was pretty doggone cute. The new clothes didn't represent much except the fact that he continues to keep helping to maintain his body temp which means he can wear clothes and be swaddled. The overall news for our little Park is very very good. He continues to show progress in many small areas. The steroids are working wonders (no wonder Barry Bonds through away his respectability to dabble in them :)). Parker had his vent settings decreased even further and there is even talk that maybe....just maybe....they may try to switch him off of the oscillator tomorrow and onto the conventional vent. Hopefully the fourth time is the charm. We'll have to see what happens. Overall though he is doing a lot better:) Tyler on the other hand has shown no progress. They tried lasics last night to no avail. The docs spent most of the day trying different vent settings to help him out. None of them made any significant difference. When we left the hospital at 8:15 the decision had been made to start him on steroids as well. Hopefully we will see him do much better in about 48 hours. It will be a welcome site since we saw him desat to the point of needing to be bagged multiple times while we were there today. The poor little guy needs some help. Hopefully by Friday, Parker will be on a conventional vent and we will get to hold him. Tyler should be soon after. Fingers crossed, the day when we are each holding a boy simultaneously may not be far off. See cute pics below:)

1 comment:

Ashley said...

In today's pictures, you can really tell how much bigger both boys have gotten! Keep getting stronger little heros!