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

Surgery Day

Today was a VERY long day! First, let me start by saying that everything turned out GREAT! Really, Parker's surgery couldn't have been better. He had two hernias fixed, one on either side. The surgery went smoothly and believe it or not, Parker came back to our room extubated! Yes, he was on his cannula with pure oxygen! We were MORE than thrilled to see this! What a rock star!

So here are highlights from the day...

Because the nurses had a hard time getting a good vein in Parker's foot or hand for the IV, he ended up having it in his head. Not pretty, but effective.
When I arrived the poor little guy was very sad because they stopped feeding him at 5am. He was supposed to have surgery at 10am, but was bumped to 3pm! I sat with him the entire day and tried to keep him calm, what a tough time for mom!

He was transported to the OR via a life support transport, or as the nurses called it, his "chariot"!

He was almost too big for the transport. As he cried his way down to the OR, his feet were kicking the sides of the plexiglass. I was trying to calm him, but I couldn't really walk next to him without tripping over people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for His hand in little Parker's surgery! This is my first comment, but I have been checking this blog often and keeping you all in my prayers. I just had to comment today, because those pictures are just so cute. Parker's getting some real baby chub on him. I'm so thrilled for you guys ... that soon you'll get your guys home and get the feel for how it is to care for them on your own terms.
-Trish Brandow
(a friend of Bob and Kristin's)