Calm After the Storm

by Kayte

As we hoped, the babies had a boring day today. They were both recovering from the craziness of yesterday but vitals were all stable and looking good. Max is still under the influence of some pain medications so he was pretty mellow, but Lola’s sedation had worn off and she was kicking around like crazy.

They each had a blood transfusion today, which again, is very common for these little guys. They only have about 2oz of blood in their bodies and don’t make enough to replace what the nurses have to take out for tests. Max has had two transfusions so far, and Lola has had three.



Max’s stomach is still draining, and hopefully it will stop over the next week or two which will mean the hole in his intestine has healed. They noticed a small discoloration on Lola’s abdomen and are watching it carefully to make sure she doesn’t end up with the same condition. They have both been taken off the breastmilk and will receive all their nutrients through IV fluid until they stabilize a bit more.

All-in-all a good day. Let’s hope the weekend proves equally uneventful.

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4 Responses to “Calm After the Storm”

  1. Meg says:

    Yes… boring is GOOD. They are both so gorgeous, Kayte.

  2. Heidi says:

    I’m a “far away friend” of Meg Fee’s…
    Your babies are adorable. I love their sweet little faces.
    I will keep your family in my thoughts! Keep on taking pictures, talking to those babies & staying positive!!
    -Heidi

  3. Helen S says:

    Hoping for many more calm days ahead. I’m thankful that these days, there is so much that can be done to help babies like Max and Lola grow big and strong. And the support for the parents too.

    Hope you are all doing well today!

  4. Grandpa Paul says:

    I never really “got” social media before. Now this is the first (or second) place I go to each morning and the the last place I visit each night- as well as numerous stops throughout the day. Thank you for keeping my beautiful grand kids and family close across the miles. Love to all

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