Aug 01, 2012
My boys are 18 days old now. It seems like for every step forward there's another step back as well. The nicu can be very stressful as I'm finding out. Overall my boys have been doing great. Gaining weight and having their food intake increased daily.
A few days ago I noticed both boys had a cough so I mentioned this to the doc. Yesterday he decided to test them for the 6 common viruses/cold you can get. It could take up to a week to get the results back. Today after he had seen them, he says they are both doing great and they are breathing well and if they are sick they are handling it very well. He doesn't believe that they are sick but he doesn't know why they ate coughing. They don't cough often either it's only once in a great while.
But because they could have a cold he decided to move them into isolation so if they are sick they don't get anyone else or other babies sick. So they will be in this new room till results come back. I'm hoping they come back tomorrow cause it really stinks that we have to be in the gown,gloves and mask now when we visit. I hate not being able to kiss them or feel their skin on mine. I'm hoping they are not sick! And the ng tube that's down their nose and thoat is just irritating it.
Also Maks isn't doing as well at the bottle as Aleks is. He forgets to take breaks and breathe. He has days he does really well and other days not so much so the doc wants a speech therapist to come see Maks and evaluate him. To see if he's ready for the bottle and to give tips on how to help him. They just want them bottleling safely. I am extremely grateful that their doc is so cautious and vigilant about their care!
It's just hard on me as their mom to hear about these set backs and I know they are well taken care of and are exactly where they need to be but it's still hard. I cried my eyes out earlier and I'm sure I'll be crying once I get home. I honestly can't wait till they are perfect and ready to go home. I thought I had a lot of grey hair before I'd be surprised if I wasn't completely grey by the time their ready to come home!
Aleks weighs 4lbs 2.2oz and is 17.25 in long and Maks is 3lbs 7oz and 17in long.