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.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


So if mom is blogging again, we know it'll be quick...but this one will be VERY quick! Sorry folks...

So, I'm not sure if it's recovering from a terrible eye exam or if Parker is just coming down with something. Today did not reflect a healthy Parker. His CO2 level from the morning blood draw came back at 71% and re-draw at noon was at 65% (not good). When I got to the hospital today Parker's O2 was in the 70's but down to 56% by the time I left. His vent pressures that were turned down yesterday were turned back up today. I just called to get an update and his O2 is up to 80% - eeeek! The nurse gave him an albuterol treatment which should help open up his lungs, so I'm hoping she can turn down his oxygen level quickly. The nurses had to suction him a lot due to his high level of secretions - at least he can breathe better after this is done. Poor little guy! I could feel him breathing hard today - just not a good thing. I hope tomorrow brings better stats.

Tyler was back to normal today - sitting at an O2 of around 45%. His weight is up to 3.13 ounces and we can ALMOST see a fat roll - ha ha! I was able to hold my little cutie for an hour and he seemed very content - as was mommy! He continues to hate the CPAP, but seems to do well as long as he has his passy. Rut ro...so young for an addiction!

I took a few pics today but I think my hand was shaky or something because a lot of them turned out fuzzy. These are the ones I salvaged - still cute (in my opinion)! ;o)

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Believe me, a paci is a good addiction to have. :) Eve wants the boys "off the wagon" with her! Hope Parker perks up and that Tyler stays settled.

Much love,