Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Under Construction

I am trying to give my blog a "facelift".

Thank you to cuteblogs website for my new background. It is an awesome free blog design site. They even explain how to change your settings.

I also found this other great site, scrapblog. I used their FREE products to create my new heading.

I am not quite sure about the new look, I still want to do some fine tuning. I cannot believe how much I like designing web pages! It is REALLY time consuming, but a lot of fun.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Smokin' Vitamin

This weekend I had to take Joseph to urgent care. He has had a cold for about a week, but now it has settled in his chest. When we got to the urgent care they measured his oxygen level and it was 85-86%. The normal oxygen level is anything 94%and above. Since his oxygen level was so low they took us right back, and started a breathing treatment. The doctor also came in right away and ordered some antibiotics and steroids.

The steroids taste awful and made him throw up. Poor guy...he has never thrown up before so he started freaking out. He screamed for 30 minutes..."I jus wanna go home...Where is my Dominic...No tank you" He was just pitiful.

I thought for sure they were going to admit Joseph to the hospital. Thankfully, his last oxygen level was 99% and he was able to come home.

I have had to give Joseph and Dominic breathing treatments at home. When I was first trying to explain about the treatment I told them it was like vitamins for their lungs. They love their vitamins so I thought they would associate the treatments with something good.

When I started Dominic's first treatment he looked at me and said "No mom, that is not a vitamin, it's a SMOKIN' vitamin" I just had to laugh.

The smokin' vitamin-

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Beautiful Day

It was absolutely beautiful today. We took the boys outside to ride on their new "twactors". It is so amazing how quickly they are growing!

We had an appointment with their Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor on Friday. Dr. D. said both boys are doing great. He cannot believe their improvement since November. They are both still going to need another set of braces (after they grow out of their current ones). They will likely wear the new set of braces for about six months and then Dr. D. will re-evaluate. Dr. D. said he really could not be any happier with their improvements. Dr. D was very nice to Matt and I, he shook our hands at the end of the appointment and told us what a great job Matt and I have done. That is just our job as a mom and dad...to do the best we can for our boys. I do feel very blessed that the boys have received early treatment for any lingering preemie issues.

The boys will also be re-evaluated for any physical therapy needs. The doctor wants the boys to be evaluated every 6-8 months just to make sure they are on track. Unfortunately, the only children's hospital in the area has a waiting list.

I really find it so difficult to accept a waiting list for children as they grow and change so rapidly. The last time the waiting list was 4-6 months long! I enrolled the boys in private physical therapy during the wait, but hopefully this time it will not be as long. The receptionist told me the wait was about 2 months which is not too bad.

We are so proud of you Joseph and Dominic! You have worked so hard and come so far! We love you with all our hearts.