The other night, one of the nurses (not one who is regularly with Keagan or CJ) walked in and told me that she has been following the blog and would like an update :) So I figured that everyone else was probably wondering what we have been up to as well...
I'll start with some great news that we received on Monday. CJ had a follow-up head sonogram to check the size of the ventricles in his brain. It came back that they have decreased in size which means the fluid in his brain is not building up (so the clot that was plugging things up is most likely starting to dissolve). They will do another scan a week from this coming Monday but this was a big step in the right direction!
Both kids had to have chest echos done this week to check their PDA's. It has re-opened for both of them (not uncommon in preemies) but neither is showing any distress because of it, which is good. The doctors will continue to monitor them and if they continue to do fine on their own, then nothing will have to be done. If they start to struggle, then we'll have to talk about doing surgery again. The goal is for them to make it to 36 weeks, which is when most infants' PDAs close (for good) on their own.
|CJ is getting big and strong. He weighed in today at 2 lb 13 oz (up from 2 lb 4 oz at birth)!!|
|I am TIRED people-why do we have to keep taking all these pictures??|
|Let's celebrate!! Keagan and I are 29 weeks old (gestational age) today!|
|Little Miss Keagan is 2 lb 5 oz today (birth weight was 1 lb 10oz). They do get to wear clothes now that they have their PIC lines out and can maintain their own body temp without much assistance from their incubators. Isn't she precious?|
|MOMMY!! I DO NOT LIKE IT WHEN YOU CHANGE MY DIAPER!!|
As you might have noticed, we are not posting nearly as often as we were at the beginning. The reason behind that is 1) I am lazy (or busy doing other things as I like to think of it) and 2) everyone else has gone home :) No the REAL reason is a very good one! The twins are now in the category here of "feeders and growers!" So basically, they just need to eat and get big and then get the heck out of dodge. Hopefully, that means lots more "boring" days where we don't have a bunch to report. But, we will continue to update you on our boring babies as often as we can because we know there are a bunch of you out there that care so much and we are soooo lucky to have you!!!