Sunday, October 25, 2009
We are all adjusting to bottle feeding. I am probably adjusting the most. It is what it is I suppose. The boys reflux continues to mystify us. Who would have thought they could spit out their noses daily. Poor babies!!!!
As the title tells the swine flu made it to the house. The carrier- Jack. Colin and Jack both were sick with H1N1 this week. Good times to be had in our household. Both were forced into seclusion in the master bedroom. We brought them food and water and the Wii. Colin had it worse than Jack did. Colin still isn't feeling 100%, but he gets to sleep with me and three screaming babies again so life for him is on the up swing!!!
We have been lucky enough to have lots of great visitors this first month. My Mom has been staying with us, Mimi and Family flew in, Randi Rene has come to help, and My Grandma and Uncle Roch were able to visit. The babies really appreciate the extra help that they are getting!!!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Jack meets Max Brown Vickers
better known as Jedi
Jack meets Drew Anthony Vickers
Jack and Sam Frances Vickers
Jack, Drew, Max, & Sam
In other news, Jenni is feeling much better, though the coumadin has not yet begun to show up enough in her labs to get her sent home. Jenni's good friend Susie was able to meet the boys on Friday night on her way to the Big Apple. Aunt Jen made it up on Saturday to meet them as well. I'd post pics but the blog webmaster only lets you upload 5 pics at a time...
The boys were officially discharged and made boarders in Jenni's room last night. Here's a photo of our new studio apartment. It's a little crowded with 5....
Jenni was allowed to leave her room today (Monday) have lunch in the cafeteria and get her Jack fix as that's the one part of the hospital he's allowed. The boys made the journey as well in the geo-metro better known as the 3 baby stroller...quite the sight to behold...
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Jack has not been able to meet his brothers as the hospital has instituted their flu-lockdown. Meaning, only 2 visitors at a time, and no one under the age of 12, I count as a visitor, no exceptions.
Jenni was doing well initially. Jenni was discharged on Monday, and made a boarder at the hospital, meaning we kept the room across the hall from the nursery, but she was free to come and go from the hospital as she pleased. Jenni initially had some difficulty breathing, only able to breathe in half the volume one would normally. This was thought to be from the massive amount of fluids in her body from carrying the triplets for so long, and once she was able to dispense of the extra fluid everything would return to normal.
Jenni was immediately started on heparin Thursday. The heparin was almost immediately at the therapeutic level, meaning the clot was being broken up and was maintained through this morning (Saturday). They are switching her over the Coumadin today. Jenni also had an Echo Friday morning as well as another chest x-ray. We spoke with Dr. Tett today to discuss the results and treatment. Unfortunately Jenni had all 3 of the conditions he spoke of, but thankfully she is still with us and being treated very well. All of the conditions may be entirely reversible, and heal with time. Jenni is doing better, and can breathe better as she dumps the extra fluid and breaks down the clots.
I cannot say enough about the staff of nurses and doctors at the hospital. Everyone has been AMAZING with both Jenni and the boys. Dr. Storey in particular for recognizing that something was very wrong with Jenni, and it wasn’t just some water retention and the anxiety of having the boys. For many people they don’t find out what was really wrong until it’s to late. He methodically checked each possibility, and kept going until we found what was wrong.
Originally Dr. Tett had prepared us that Jenni may be in the hospital through next Friday. As she responded well to the heparin and they were able to get it to a therapeutic level right away and keep it there as long as they did, we’ve knocked days off that. He said this morning worse case she’s still in her studio apartment through mid-week, hopefully we get her home sooner.
We have 3 35 week boys that are doing better every day, that didn't have to make a trip to Denver, and Jenni is on her way to recovery as well. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time, keep them coming.
Jenni and Trio