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.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Poor Little Guy

August 1 midnight

A couple of hours ago I finished my blog for the day. It was short and sweet.....probably the shortest so far. I should've known. Our phone call tonight just before midnight was not a good one. The set backs we were hoping to avoid have set themselves upon Parker. He is struggling....a lot. In the short span of under 45 minutes he had four major episodes. He was desatting very low as well as going bradycardic (low blood pressure). His last episode had his oxygen at 7.....yes 7 while his heart rate dipped all the way down to 50. The nurse said that as she was bagging him she could not see his chest rising and falling at all.......then he threw up while she was bagging him. The probability is high that he aspirated some of the throw up ( inhaled it into his lungs). They suctioned out his lungs as best they could and emptied his stomach.....they have DC'd (discontinued) all of his feedings and had to put in an IV to give him fluids with electrolytes. He is currently stable, but the docs are debating on whether or not to re-intibate him (put the breathing tube back down his throat. The thought is that he has contracted another infection. They took an x-ray and are running multiple labs to determine exactly why he is struggling so much. It was good while it lasted, but Parker's set backs are in full effect. Hopefully he'll remain stable over night. Day by day......

1 comment:

moosemom said...

We are keeping both boys in our prayers, and Mom and Dad too. Keep up the great work (and I know it IS work)!