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, October 23, 2008

Little Steps

Just a lot of little steps today!

Here are a couple pics of mommy and Tyler. Ty loves looking out - he's VERY visual! Last night the nurse said Tyler wouldn't settle down - she changed diaper, gave him paci, he ate, etc. but just wasn't settled. She happened to turn on the light to look for something and he immediately quieted down, watched his mobile a minute and fell asleep.

Today daddy talked the docs into putting Tyler on Zantac for his acid reflux. Ty just hasn't been taking his bottles lately and our talks with him about finished bottles being his "ticket home" haven't worked. He's been very irritated when drinking and has coughing and reflux spells that have gotten increasingly worse. Well, after his first dose of Zantac, Tyler gulped down almost all of his bottle for mommy! He hasn't done that in a long time. We're hoping this will be the transition to our journey home!

This pic of Tyler is so funny because he's just staring out at daddy. Notice the double chins?

Parker update: Today Parky needed time to recover and couldn't get all of his feeds down. Luckily instead of putting his ng tube back in the docs put him on "feeds on demand". So as long as Parker drinks 200mls per shift, he can eat when he wants. If this works then his trip home is sooner than later! Besides a few doses of Tylenol, Parker's surgery is a faint memory - to him, not to US of course! ;o)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tyler just needed something to count himself to sleep by. It is the math gene he inherited.

We all talked about the boys at work again yesterday. How darling they are. How wonderful they look. How great to see their progress. We don't know what we are going to do if you ever close the blog!! :0