Well, the boys have officially made 3 days old as of around 9:30 tonight and all are doing well. Renita was released from the hospital a day later than expected due to a low hemoglobin level (which is common after delivery). She was having difficulty moving around and in all honesty, was ghostly white in complexion. Two units of Red blood Cells later and she was feeling up in spirits again.
The boys now have names. They came earlier than expected, so we were in quite a rush to get something on paper, but we are quite satisfied. Names will be listed below with baby information.
Baby A – Rowan Lavelle Patrick. Current weight 2 lb 12 oz (up two ounces from birthweight). Rowan is currently on Room air with CPAP (pressure support to keep the lungs from collapsing, very common for Premies). Still taking nutrition through an IV, but today began small feedings into his stomach to start his stomach adapting for bottle feeds. Phototherapy was started for an increasing bilirubin.
Baby B – Elliott Reese Patrick. Current weight 2 lb 9 oz (up two ounces from birthweight). Elliott is still intubated, however they have been weaning the supplemental O2 and he should be on Regular air in the next day or two. Hopefully after that he can go on CPAP. Until then, there is no plan to start him on feedings. Elliot is also getting phototherapy.
Baby C – Darrow Finn Patrick. Current weight 2 lb 7 oz (up two ounces from birthweight). Finn is also on CPAP and Regular “Room” Air. They are planning on beginning him on small feeds tomorrow. He was on Phototherapy, but it has since been stopped. Finn is definitely the mischievous one…the name fits.
Pictures are being updated later tonight and more updates to this page are to come.