Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mad Skillz Dog

The twins graduated Sunday night to Intermediate care. Finn was still in an incubator and Oliver still had his nasal cannula (nose oxygen.) The NICU team had told us that Finn would likely take at least 2 weeks before discharge and Oliver would need at least 3 weeks. Again, these people have no idea what a 'Bonk' is.

Yesterday was their one week eviction from their humble hot-tub, and we got the word today that Finneus is slated to come home on FRIDAY and Oliver should come home SATURDAY.

Absolute Bonks.

They breast feed like champs, they refuse all IV's, tubes, and extraneous devices, they progress at ridiculous rates, but more importantly - they are coming home.

They both have had 'problems' with body temperature according to the intermediate nurses. It may have something to do with the frigid conditions of the nursery. I think that any room where adult biped mammals are wearing 3 layers of clothing is likely cool. I also think, it may be a little much to ask a 34 week old baby to generate the body heat required to maintain 98.6 in a meat locker. Anyway, when I visited tonight, they held their own when I held them.

They're coming home. Soon.

Oh my God. We have two babies coming home? Here? With a 2 year old, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a daddy in med-school? Yep. We couldn't be happier.

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