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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hospital Cribs and G-Tube Bolus Feeds

When John or I were in the room by ourselves we'd make sure the boys were protected by putting down the plastic "window" covering so neither could escape. I doubt he could get out, but Tyler would pull himself up and put his feet against the bar as if trying to climb out. If anyone could figure out how to escape, it'd be Tyler!

Parker: "Help me!"

Tyler getting a bolus feeding via his G-tube for the first time. Here's daddy holding the huge syringe up to help gravity take effect.

The gavage is "helped" along with the plunger to get it going!

Tyler: "Um, excuse me...this is a private matter - do you mind?"

1 comment:

Mrs. Thompson said...

oh my gosh...oh my gosh...SAME "plunger" I used! Watch out for "shoot back!" :-)