Saturday, April 28, 2007

Katie is my Trouble maker!

Well, no, not really. She's just given us two very eventful days. Yesterday, we rushed her to CHOP's Emergency Room because her J tube clogged and I couldn't unclog it for the life of me! So, after a 5 hour visit, Interventional Radiology put a new tube in................Then tonight, Katie decided to take her J tube out!!! Yes, her feeding tube was OUT! So, tonight I took her back to CHOP's ER-two days in a row.........however, IR was not around, and she was admitted. Docs were nice enough to put her in NICU with Matty, so I don't have to go far to visit two of my babies. We are unsure whether her J tube will be put back tomorrow (Sat) or Monday................While I was there, they stuck her four times for an IV, with no luck. Poor baby.............................
Matty is doing well. Still in a lot of pain, but that is expected. I peeked in on him tonight and he was sleeping soundly..............still no poopy diaper!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Matty had his surgery.............

So, Matty had his surgery today. It was very nervewrecking as they told us it would only be a 50 minute surgery, but ended up lasting 3.5 hours! Doc found 2 perforations in his small bowel, and a major abcess. This abcess infected his appendix, so doc removed that as well. He has about a 2 inch incision right below his belly button. He is in a lot of pain right now, and we expect it to last 3-4 days. The general rule of thumb is, that as soon as Matty poops, they can start introducing his bottle again to right now, we are waiting for him to heal and feel better and waiting for the poopy diaper!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Matty's pics in the hospital

Where's Matty?????

We're missing a baby! Matty!
This is the first chance I had to update the blog in about a week. Last Thursday, Matthew was admitted to CHOP through the emergency room. I took him to the pediatrician that morning for fussiness, a puffy belly, and he wasn't eating well. After x-rays were taken, the ped thought Matty had a partially blocked intestine.
After many tests at CHOP, it was confirmed, Matty does have a partially blocked small intestine. This is a late complication of the NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis) he had in the NICU. Apparently, it is only a small area that is a "stricture". This small area will be cut out, and the two remaining pieces will be sewn together. Poor Matty has not been able to eat since Thursday, and is on IV fluids for nourishment. He is miserable and cranky.
We hope within one week of the surgery Wednesday Matty will be home with us. Say a prayer for him, please!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bumbo Seats!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Katie was finally Christened!

Yes, Katie girl was finally Christened today! She did great and did not cry at all when the water was poured on her head............what a good baby! We had a nice (well, actually, it downpoured!) day out at a restaurant afterwards-it was nice to get out of the house!!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!!!

Here they are, dressed and ready to hit the town!! We had an eventful day today. We first visited our great-grandmother's and then had dinner with our "Nanny and Poppy". We had a fun time and behaved really well! The Easter Bunny brought us a Fischer Price Play Gym that we're excited to get some use out of...............

Saturday, April 7, 2007

This is what happens..............

when you leave your 4 year old son alone with a baby for more than one minute.................:)
Matthew ended up in a bucket!!!! Nicholas thought it was the funniest thing, and Matty actually enjoyed it!

Happy Easter!

Here is Katie girl, dressed in her Bunny outfit! And here is Nicholas, showing off his dyed eggs from tonight...............he is so excited for the Easter Bunny-I can't get him to go to sleep!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

5 months old..................

So, off to the doctor's we went today.................and here is the brood ready to load into the Quest. We had RSV shots today along with weight checks.
Matty, still our lightweight, was 9 lbs 9 oz
Katie, getting closer to Emma, was 11 lbs 2 oz
Emma, weighed in at 12 lbs 4 oz
Austin, our big guy, weighed in at 15 lbs 8 oz
They all did great with their shots.............well, except for Emma. She cried BEFORE the shot, DURING the shot, AFTER the shot, and ALL THE WAY HOME!!!!!!! She is definitely our girly girl. All the other babies stopped crying within seconds after the shot was given. But no, not our Emma. She definitely let us know she was mad.....................................

Monday, April 2, 2007

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures...........

and Emma (on left) and Katie (on the right)