Sunday, September 23, 2007

May 1st, 2007

The twins are doing pretty well. It continues to be a roller coaster. One day they'll do well, then the next day, not as well.

They think Carver might have some sort of an infection, but they don't know for sure at this point. His complete blood count today showed that something wasn't quite right. They had stopped his feedings, but then started them again this morning. If he does have an infection, we're not sure if they'll have to stop the feedings again.

They've had to increase his ventilator settings recently. He had been doing pretty well with his breathing, until Monday night.

His latest brain scan showed some improvement, so still headed in the right direction there.

He did finally "graduate" to an isolette which provides him more protection from germs and noise and provides better warmth.

They both weigh around 1 lb. 15 oz. - almost up to 2 lbs!

Kinnick is on full feedings and no longer requires her IV for extra fluids. She is eating 18 ml (a little over 1/2 oz) per feeding, which is a full feeding for her size/age.

She is not having as many seizures as she was.

She has not "graduated" from the conventional ventilator to a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) yet, but we think she is close to being able to do that.

I am planning to go back to work on May 25th. Then I will take more time off (probably another 4 - 8 weeks) when the babies come home from the hospital.

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