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.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What's good for the Goose

August 5 11:30 pm

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. If it wasn't so late and I didn't have to work in the morning I'm sure I could come up with some annoying tangent to introduce this topic......but alas......tonight it's "Just the facts mam..." (Okay Gary and Tony, the first one to call me and identify that movie quote gets Chipotle.....). Anyway, it's true, what's good for one boy is clearly good for the other. First the medical copying.......Even though two other blood tests showed indicators that Parker had an infection, today the docs discontinued his anti-biotics due to the fact that his culture has still yet to produce any infection. Prognosis: he's a preemie (this seems to be a good catch all explanation whenever something is unexplained). Tyler had blood work taken last night to check for an infection as well.....what's good for Parker.....well Tyler's tests came back negative as well. Prognosis of why he was so lethargic yesterday??? He was probably just pooped out......Either way we are happy that neither boy has any infection.....so they are back to the day to day routine of repairing lung tissue while try to grow more. This has been the battle since the beginning. Not only are they trying to finish growing their lung tissue to full maturity, but they are also constantly having to repair damaged tissue as well. Keep battling boys. Now the non-medical copying: Since Tyler got a bath two nights ago Parker demanded fair and equal treatment!!! Okay, by Parker, I really mean Mom and Dad :):) Tonight we got to give Parker a bath.....well, a good wiping down or sponge bath anyways.....being intubated pretty much precludes the dunking of his little body in a tub of water. Either way it produced some pretty cute pics....see below.

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