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 22, 2008

Post Op

Here are the docs pushing Parker into the OR. What a tough time for me - he looked so little and innocent.
After he left they removed his crib and placed this accessible warming bed and vent (see on the right hand side) in its place. EEK! Very scary for me to see the vent in the corner and a bed that looks exactly like his original bed from 4 months ago in our room!

Parker the champ came back to the room without a breathing tube and without his voice. Poor little guy lost his voice again from the intubation. His cries were soft but scratchy - as his face was showing "loud and angry"!
He looks like he's laughing in this picture, but believe me this was the middle of a cry.
I breathed such a sigh of relief as the vent was rolled out of the room - no need here!

He finally had some Tylenol and at 9pm had 1/2 of his normal feeding amount and drank it ALL! We held him until we had to leave and that was hard, believe me.
Here's daddy soothing Parky...just too cute!
So it was a long, painful day in the NICU with fabulous results!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

This brings back such memories! Agh, makes me so teary eyed! Parker is SO STRONG!! came back with no vent, he is more than amazing, that makes the process of coming home that much closer!! Are you getting nervous? Those happy butterflies at the thought he is going to be home soooo sooon???