Well, it's offical . . . I will be white trash. Bubba's dad delivered his trailer to the hospital's trailer parking. Shortly, I will be moving into the trailer. I will try to stay there a few days, come home, do laundry, sleep in my own bed, etc. Anyone hear banjos playing in the background???
Sean (or as his primary nurse calls him: Seanie) has started a course of steroids to try to get him off the high frequency vent. He was doing really well on the vent and they were turning it down, but then in the last two days, they have had to increase his settings. He will take the steroids for about a week, including him being tapered off them. Sean is now eating a little over 2 teaspoons (11ml) every 3 hours and weighs 1lb 11oz!!
Colton is being an active little boy. He is a wiggle worm!! He is always moving when we visit. He is doing well on his CPAP. He weighs 2lb 8oz. which is 1130 grams. When he's 1200 grams we will get to hold him (http://www.kangaroomothercare.com/). I can't wait!!!!!! The neurosurgeon came and saw his little head. It doesn't appear his temporary shunt is working very well. But, when the shunt was put in, a little port was placed under his skin. So the neurosurgeon is able to access the port and draw some fluid out of the shunt. So, day before yesterday, the neurosurgeon had to draw some fluid. Little piggy is eating almost 5 teaspoons (24 ml) of milk every 3 hours. Because they want him to grow, the milk he is getting is fortified - making it more calories than regular breastmilk.
How is mommie doing? I am TIRED!! Yesterday I went to see them twice - once in the morning to deliver breastmilk and once to visit the boys after Bubba got off work. That's a short 6 hours in the car!! Today, I have been getting some stuff down around the house. Unfortunately, I think I over did it. I'm sore!! I need to take it easy . . . easier said than done . . .