The boys have had such an up and down last few days. It seems as though they are playing tag team...which has been quite exhausting for mom and dad. One will be having an OK day while the other needs all the attention....then they switch. We can already tell that our hands are going to be full when we take them home. Dana and I are coming to terms with the fact that their lungs are so premature and filled with such a chronic disease, that they need to rely on all of their ventilators and oxygen for support. We are learning more than we would like to know about how sick babies can be and how long the road is to recovery. Just yesterday our little Hayden decided to take a slight nose-dive...I'm thinking he is going to be our dramatic one. I never thought how emotionally draining this was going to be. There is absolutely nothing that can prepare a parent to witness their children experience the NICU. It is filled with uncertainty, fear and the feeling of helplessness. I now know what they mean when they say it is an hour by hour, shift by shift, day by day long, bumpy journey. Each day presents something new...the doctors have to tweak something here, tweak something there. The greatest feeling is knowing that we have such an amazing support group of family, friends and loyal KLTV viewers that continue to lift us up through prayer. We continue to ask all, to send prayers and positive thoughts to our little ones, so we can witness this miracle go on and on. We thank you again for all the encouraging comments and moving stories that give us hope each day. We are so lucky to be in a position to have a forum like this blog, that can draw attention to prematurity and the wonderful success stories that go along with it. Dana and I are forever indebted to all of you...and we can't wait to post healthy, complication free pictures of our two miracles twins for all of you to see.
Thank you again, and we are so blessed to have all of you along for the ride with us...driven by our lord and savior,
Trey, Dana and the boys.