Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 67

We thought Dug was going to get the most amazing birthday gift this year... Reece coming home. Reece had been spell free for a week, passed his car seat test, had his feeding tube removed and was tolerating all of his feeds orally... all signs that he was ready to go home. BUT the night before he was to be discharged he had a brady while taking his medications. This was followed by two days of losing weight from not feeding well and having his tube put back in. He continued to have spells until we finally took him off his meds and he is a much happier camper now.

The nurses joked that Reece just didn't want to leave without Matthew so he purposely had a spell so he could stay longer. And funny enough a few days later Matthew had a spell so his seven day count down had to be restarted and later that day Reece had a spell too. LOL After finding them all cuddled up in bed like this I think the nurses might be right. They love being together. :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 58

Both boys are doing well. Matthew is now 5lbs 10onces and Reece is now a whopping 6lbs 2ounces!!! They are getting so big and have outgrown most of their preemie clothes.
We had a bit of a scare last week when the hospital called us and said that Matthew was having alot of apells and needed to be bagged to recover. They were worried that he was sick or had an infection so they took swabs, blood, urine and did a spinal tap!!! We were so scared. But after all that everything came back negative which was good but also bad because we still didn't know what was wrong. They started him on reflux meds and ended up giving him a blood transfusion and he has been fine ever since.
But then as soon as Matthew was doing better, Reece started having some major spells. So they started him on reflux meds and things seemed to have settled down.

Hair Cut

I finally chopped off my hair to be donated to an organization that makes wigs for children with cancer. I can't beleive how long it was; I was able to donate almost 15inches.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Day 48

For the first night of Chanukah I got a great treat... the boys are now together in the same cot. It is absolutely adorable! Also both boys are now over 5lbs!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 45

Matthew got his first full bath in a tub today. He was such a good boy. No fussing.
Reece tried bottle feeding for the first time and did quite well. Papa came for a visit and got to hold and feed Reece. At night, Dug got to hold and feed Reece too.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Day 44

Matthew had a rough day; lots of dsats and bradys. He obviously does not do well with change. They put him back on low flow air just to keep his airway open.
Reece had his first full bath in a tub today. He was failry fussy the entire time but he was also really hungry by then. After his bath he breast fed for the second time today and lached on very well.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 43

Yay!! The boys have finally been moved to Credit Valley. They both had some dips during the transfer but that is to be expected. They came together in the ambulance in the same isollete and then when they arrived they were put into seperate isolettes but Reece kept on looking for Matthew. It was soooo cute. Soon they will be put together in the same cot. I look forward to seeing what happens then.

Reece is now 2130 grams (4lbs 11oz), he is 43cm long and his head circumference in 32cm.
Matthew is now 2040 grams (4lbs 8oz), he is also 43cm long and has a head circumference of 31cm.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 42

Arrrrggg!!! Yesterday we were told that two beds were available at the Brampton hospital and that the boys would be transfered the next day but then today we were told that those beds got filled overnight so once again the boys are still at WCH. But at least they are at their level 2 facility and doing great.
In the afternoon I got to put Matthew to my breast and he took to it right away. Then at night I put Reece to the breast for the 2nd time and he did amazing. I'm so proud of my boys.
Reece is now 2050 grams (4lbs 8oz) and Matthew is now 1943 grams (4lbs 5oz).

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 41

The boys were moved upstairs to the level 2 facility at WCH until beds become available closer to home. They are both doing great and have now switched to a 3 hour feeding schedule so Reece is getting 40 ccs every 3 hours and Matthew is getting 37 ccs every 3 hours.
I held Reece today and put him to my breast and he did very well. He actually started sucking!!!! I can't wait to try again tomorrow and see how Matthew does.
Reece is now 1979 grams (4lbs 6oz) and Matthew is now 1864 grams (4lbs 2oz). They are getting chunky!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 40

The boys are doing well but still at WCH. We are just waiting for beds to become available at Credit Valley or another level 2 facility closer to home.
Below is a link to a totally cute video of Matthew... awake, alert and totally adorable!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 38

Oh my goodness!!! I received some amazing news today; the boys are ready to be transfered and will be going to Credit Valley as soon as two beds become available. I'm so excited!!!!
Both boys are now off cpap and having very few spells. They are also both just over 4 pounds!!!!