Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March 12, 2008

Sorry that it has been a while. Carver has been sick. This is the first time that he has been sick since he came home from the hospital. He has a terrible cough and we had to increase his oxygen to 3/4 lt. This isn't bad considering what it could be. However, it delayed his G-tube surgery. They couldn't do surgery since he was sick. Since he has been sick, he doesn't want to eat (worse then normal). He's been taking about 8-10 oz a day. Yesterday was a better day and this morning has started off better. He took 5 oz his first feed today - So, things have to be getting better. We're hoping to get his surgery sometime next week. He really needs the G-tube to make up the missing calories during the day. I can't remember if I mentioned this or not... we started giving him bananas once a day - he loves them. Maybe he'll do better on baby food then he did on formula.

Kinnick is doing good. She's so happy and playful now. She's trying to make sounds and rolls to her tummy ALL of the time. I can't keep her where I put her anymore. She's holding her head really good now. She still will not suck on her bottle. This is really weird because before her last hospitalization she was taking her bottle. I'm not sure what happened here. She just wants to chew on the nipple. I think it might have something to do with teething. It's very frustrating and my speech therapist doesn't have any suggestions how to get her to suck again. I've been giving her a pacifier. It's really funny seeing it in her little mouth. She just chews on it. I'm hoping she'll start sucking on it.

Kinnick goes in on 3/24 for her ABR hearing test. I can't wait for the results. She's really acting like she hears, so I'm hoping for good news.

A few pictures below......

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Kinnick with her pacifier
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Kinnick working on holding her head up
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Kinnick in her bumbo
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Sleepy head - Kinnick (you can see part of her bad hair cut - courtesy of Wesley Hospital)
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Carver with his favorite nurse - Freddie
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Poor sleepy head Carver
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see the babies are growing and doing well. I sure hope Carver is better soon! They are getting so cute. I love how their hair sticks up like that. Charlie's does the same thing! I'm anxious to hear about Kinnick's ABR! Keep us posted. We love you all!
Neva
PS-- I can't believe someone would write such a nasty comment posted earlier and then not even claim it! I'm so sorry!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics. They are getting so big. I can't believe they are almost a 1 year old. Talk to you soon.

Suzette

Sammy'smommy said...

Sorry to hear Carver is sick. You are in our prayers. We will be praying for Kinnick;s hearing:)

23wktwinsmommy said...

They are soooo stinkin cute!!!!

24weeker's Mama said...

Aloha,
I am glad Carver feels better now & Kinnick is more playful. So happy to see them. Shanon, sam has to wear eyeglasses now, gosh he has to wear them all the time except when he is sleeping.

Kisses for Carver & Kinnick.

Love,
Yani