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.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

another step back

August 24 11:30 pm

It was the tale of two boys today. Tyler, at least for the moment seems to be doing well. Although his CO2 levels remain around 50 he is able to still remain on the high flow cannula and off of the the CPAP. I got to hold him today for about two hours. He tolerated it well and we had a great cuddle. We gave him a bath, which he seemed to tolerate as well. Parker, unfortunately has taken a step backwards. He just wasn't progressing and seemed to be getting worse, so the docs increased his vent settings. Most of the progress he had been making in small incremental steps were all but erased today as they had to increase them all back up. Heather did get a chance to hold him today, but he just doesn't seem to be doing very well. The docs are still keeping him on the wait and grow theme. It doesn't seem to be working, but what else is there? It's getting a bit frustrating. They will be 36 weeks gestational age this week and Parker is still on the vent. I'm waiting and hoping for his turnaround.........

1 comment:

katie garland said...

hey thompson gang! my mom sent to the link so i can keep up even from chico. wanted to say hi and give you all my love, especially those cute babies...given them both a kiss from their future babysitter.

much love,
katie g