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.

Monday, November 10, 2008

ODing Parker

Well we had QUITE a scare today! We found out the Pharmacy mis-marked one of Parker's medicines and instead of giving him a dose twice/day, he was given his med at EVERY feed! Yes, he was receiving this medicine around 8 times/day instead of twice a day - can you BELIEVE it? We JUST about died when we found out what happened and were relieved it wasn't our Pediatrician's fault because we really like him. Luckily the GI Specialist concluded that he was fine and no "permanent" damage was done (at least we hope not)! So my morning was pretty tear-filled as I waited for the doctor to get back to me on the ramifications of our over-dose. What a flippin' nightmare! What if this had been a different medication and more damage had been done? Poor Parker has had terrible abdominal pains lately and we think it may have been due to his over dose. Good grief...we've come too far for THIS!
So, besides today's episode, Parker is doing REALLY well! He's gained a "normal" amount of weight, is making his feeding and diaper quota and is sleeping wonderfully (although not always through the night). He DOES miss his brother and is ready to share the co-sleeper. Look at all of this room!
Each day with Parker is a new adventure. I just love seeing his personality make it's way into the world. He is such a good baby too - we are so grateful! We can't wait to be a complete family when Tyler joins us!

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