Friday, February 20, 2004

We're back...

Thanks to Uncle G for updating the site while we were away! The babies are doing great... Hank weighs 2 lbs. 8 oz., and Hayden weighs 2 lbs. 6 oz. Hank is doing very well on his nasal cannula, and there are talks of him graduating to the step-down unit soon--YAY! As soon as Hayden gets over her infection, they remove her IV, and they determine that she's pretty stable, she'll join Hank in the step-down, too. They'll even put them in the same bed, so they can snuggle up with each other! As far as her staph infection goes, we have no idea how she got it, but it's healing very well, and she feels fine. Of course, it's no fun when they pack her incision with gauze, but she's been a trooper and is on a little bit of ibuprofen to ease the pain. She's been sleeping really well, so that tells them that she doesn't really hurt unless they're fooling with it. They call Hank the Booger Factory. His nose is always full of boogers, and they have to suction it constantly so he can breathe (in the NICU they call it a booger-ectomy!). The boogs are caused by the oxygen flow in his nostrils, but some babies are more sensitive to it than others, and he seems to be one of the more sensitive ones. They said they'd send the twins home with plenty of bulb syringes, so I can perform my own booger-ectomies at home--FUN!!! The babies are doing so well, and we know it's because of your prayers. God is so good! Y'all have a great weekend.

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