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, July 29, 2009

Thompson's Home Nurse Program

So our new daily routine with G-tubes hasn't been estalished and with this sickness, we have yet to figure out what our daily "normal" will be. Syringes, inhalers and G-tubes - oh my!

Here's daddy hand-gavaging (via huge syringe) Pedialite into Parker's feeding tube.

Here's Parker's G-tube site. It was looking a little "goopy" after we were home from the hospital so we started putting ointment on the site.

Both boys are getting a couple doses of Albuterol twice daily because of their new coughs. With their doses of Flow Vent continuing, the boys are less than thrilled to extend their breathing treatment time. Mommy isn't so crazy about the idea either, but what to do? The Pediatrician thinks that Parker's cough is a result of his chronic lungs - asthma kicking in because of the illness.

Here are three of four stool sample vials - nothing but fun for daddy!

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