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, July 16, 2009

Day Before Surgery

Well, surgery is tomorrow and we've now talked to the registrant (she pre-registered us), assisting nurse (answered questions we had about the surgery), Anesthesiologist (NPO to 6 hours rather than 8 because they were micro-premature), and attending nurse (called tonight and asked if we had any follow up questions before tomorrow). So we actually feel WAY more prepared than we did yesterday. John and I were feeling a bit anxious about what to bring, what to expect, where we'd end up, what the process will be after check in, etc. The attending nurse answered a lot of extraneous questions and assured us that they have these types of surgeries ALL of the time and are prepared for very active babies. What a relief - John and I feel much more calm about the schedule now.

Wish us luck, pray all will be well and we will chat with you later! I posted a TON of pics tonight so that should keep everyone happy for at least a week, right? ;o)

Parker looking cute!
Tyler looking cute!

The LAST NG-tube placement! Here's daddy checking for placement...for the last time! Mommy pushed the NG-tube through his little nasal passage and taped the tube down...for the last time!

Here is daddy shutting the ports on the new tube...for the LAST TIME!

Here's Tyler's sweet face with his newly placed and taped NG-tube...for the LAAAAAST TIME!

I'm not sure...can you tell I'm excited?

1 comment:

Mrs. Thompson said...

Okay - looks like everyone is ready to go! We will be praying for ALL of you - and the doctors, too! Keep your heads up, and we'll talk to you soon!
Love, Bob & Kristin