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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

That really sucked!!!!!!! and WHEW!!!!

Ok so no cutsie titles, puns, or cultural affinities, no song or book titles or film references..... I just want to say the last two weeks really SUCKED!!!!!! And I also want to add a big gigantic WHEW. Dr. Maverick as I like to call him, decided yesterday to try out Thurston, not on the regular vent, not on the cipap, but the cpap. Now for those of you not in the know, this is the linear order in which a preemie usually navigates the breathing process, as the vent gives a little less support than the oscillator, the cipap acts like a vent in that it helps gives breaths(usually like 15 a minute) but at a much lesser rate, and the cpap just gives a lot of pressure and is the same device that is used on people who have sleep apnea/snoring issues, so the person is breathing on their own but aides in giving the person constant pressure to help keep the lungs "open".

Anyway, the Doc called me yesterday and told me "well we decided to try Thurston on the cpap and so far he is doing pretty good". I about peed my pants. And just like that we went from 0 to 60 in the forward direction, much like we had in the reverse direction just 2 weeks prior. Basically, the doc said that Thurston got a bug that pulled the rug out from underneath him, he fought it and needed a lot of extra support while he was in battle, and now he is on the mend. That's how horrible it is when my bub gets sick, it truly is life or death, damn Chronic lung disease. So for now he is resting comfortably, doing pretty good on the cpap, and will just need some more time for him to recover completely, and a lot more time for his lungs to grow and heal to a point where he can come home safely, and we hope and pray he doesn't get sick anymore. That was just way too scary...You know they tell you that the NICU journey is like a roller coaster ride, well our particular journey has been more like a roller coaster ride where you reach the highest peak, right before you start the downward drop, and you realize your seat belt is broken.........yea good times good times!!!!!


  1. I'm so happy that Thurston is getting better and is back to CPAP. That is awesome! Maybe he is going to really start taking off now. He is one tough little cookie. What a miracle he is! He rightly deserves the title of "miracle" a hundred times over. I am still praying for him all the time. I love that you added music to the blog too. Hope you have many happy days ahead.

  2. Donna, I am so so happy that Thurston is getting better. I have been thinking and praying for him everyday. Yeah!!!!! Much love to your whole family.

  3. Yay! Just the news we have been waiting to hear! So glad that Thurston stayed true to his tough little self and kicked that bugs ass. Must be because he has such an awesome mom, dad, and sis to cheer him on.

  4. We are so relieved to hear Thurston is on the mend from his illness bug. And super relieved your family de-stress a little more now that Thurston is feeling better. Much love from the Reeves family.