Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nov 06

Steve went on the afternoon of the 16th and picked up Matthew and Caitlin to take them to the hospital to see the babies and then to come and see me. They got some good pictures of the babies. I barely remember them coming to see me because I was so out of it.
The babies did great and had a pretty uneventful NICU course. Markas and Lucy spent 24 hours under the bili lights for jaundice. Lucy and Joshua were on a ventilator for about 12 hours. Everyone was on high flow nasal cannula for about a week. They were allowed to start learning to eat when they were a week and a half. Lucy did great and it didn't take her long to get up to 8 bottles a day. She spent 2.5 weeks in the hospital and came home on the 4th of Dec. The boys took a little longer to figure out the eating thing. Markas just kind of got it all of a sudden. He came home the day after Lucy did. Joshua spent an extra week in the hospital. He had reflux and they wanted him to be off of all his meds, if possible, before he came home. It was very difficult having 2 at home and one still in the hospital. I wasn't able to spend nearly enough time with him the extra week he was there.

Lucy
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This was the first time we got to hold Lucy
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Lucy's first Thanksgiving
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Joshua
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This was the first time we were able to hold Joshua. It was also the first time I had really seen the babies. Steve did get to briefly hold Markas while they were still at Wilford Hall.
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Joshua's first Thanksgiving
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Markas
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This was the first time we got to hold Markas
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Markas' first Thanksgiving
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The triplets were finally moved from incubators to an open crib on the 28th. Lucy didn't last long in the crib because she started having trouble keeping her body temp. up so she was put back in a "box". She did finally get to rejoin her brothers in the crib but only briefly because I roomed in with her and then she came home.
These are pictures that we took of them together.

This first one was of their incubators all lined up in a row.
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