Sunday, September 23, 2007

April 19th, 2007

Carver and Kinnick turned 3 weeks old Today!

They've both been doing pretty well the last few days.

Carver has lost nearly all of his excess fluid, and isn't nearly as swollen as he had been, which is good. He now weighs 1 lb. 11 oz.

Late on Wednesday he started eating a little bit, and hasn't shown any signs of problems with that yet.

His ventilator pipe keeps getting plugged with mucus, which is scary because the ventilator stops working.

Carver's brain scan on Tuesday came back a little better. There has been some debate as to whether it is a grade 3 or grade 4 hemmorhage.

Kinnick is up to 1 1b. 13 oz., so she now weighs more than Carver.

They've temporarily stopped Kinnick's feedings. They thought it was maybe causing problems, but aren't sure. So they might try to feed her some more on Friday.

She has had a lot seizures, and they're not really sure why. Some of that is normal for premature babies. They just watch for it and give her drugs to prevent more. A neurologist visits Kinnick every day.

It continues to be quite a roller coaster. I wish the babies were ready to go home, but that is likely at least several months away. The next hurdle is the babies making it to one month. We're told if they make it a month, they're doing really well.

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