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, October 8, 2008

Good Day for Parker!

Today was a QUITE the day! Parker was taken off the high flow cannula and put on low flow, 100% oxygen, needing only 1/8 liter. This is what babies go home on - 1/4 or 1/8 liter oxygen. What a thrill! As you can see in this poorly lit picture I took, Parker's feeding tube is in his nose. This is because he's starting to nipple feed! I tried breastfeeding today and had a little bit of success. Tomorrow he will be evaluated and probably started on a low flow bottle. The docs are also talking more seriously about his hernia surgery! They said he'd probably have surgery 5-7 days prior to going home...could this be a turning point? The thought of having him come home is just beyond belief!
Tyler...hum, same place, same cannula flow. We're hoping he'll take a hint from brother and get a move on! GOOD DAY TODAY!

Aunt Deannie came for a visit!

Here's Auntie Teresa with Tyler. Now how did Tyler end up getting his pic taken with BOTH aunties? Sly guy...ha ha!


Anne E. said...

Exciting developments! I still have one nostril bigger than the other from a tube that was in my nose when I was a wee one. I'm sure everyone at work really needed to read that about me, but that's okay! ;-) Mom also says that the boys are now both bigger and older than I was when I came home from the hospital. So hopefully it's not too much longer for our little heroes. Much love and continued good wishes!

Anonymous said...

It is a thrill to see the boys develop and Tyler will be on his way soon, I am sure. They will be home soon and what a joy that will be. New adventures on the horizon for the Thompson family!

Hang in there Mom and Dad...there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Continued best wishes and prayers for all...Denise & Glen Thomson