From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

“He didn’t know he was supposed to get sick, and we weren’t about to tell him!” ~ Sam’s nurse

“Someone forgot to tell this kid he was small” ~ Sam’s doctor

GREAT news! Yesterday the surgeon’s started pulling Sam’s drain out! And this morning, the surgeons mentioned to his nurse Kaylie that the drain may be out by the end of the week. This means… little Sam may start being fed breast milk again by the weekend. Little by little. The doctors will monitor how he takes the feeds very closely. Once he’s up to “full feeds”…. we can transfer him back to Bergan!

In other great news, Jack went up to full feeds yesterday! Because of the increased volume, the nurses warned us he will probably have a few more “brady’s”–too slow ofย  a heart beat. Both boys have had this, and it’s just par for the course with premature babies. The neonatologist even told us that term babies probably have bradycardia episodes; they just don’t know about it because they’re not on 24-hour monitoring.

We are all moved in to our new room at Bergan! Little Jack is holding down the fort in his twin room, just waiting for Sam to come back. It is a gorgeous room. We just need to get it decorated a little bit.

Adam and I are holding up. I can’t lie and say we are doing great. Going back and forth between the boys is heartbreaking, but it doesn’t even compare to going home without them every night. We’ll get there though!ย  It’s just very hard right now. Adam likes to joke that we have “24-hour daycare.” That’s our way of looking at it positively! ๐Ÿ™‚


Some pictures of the last few days…


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Grandma Laur says:

    Sam the Man! The toughest, strongest guy in the world. More willpower and strength per ounce than is humanly possible. My Hero!

    And, Jack, what a great boy you are. Your room must be lonely without your brother. When Sam moves back you’ll never have to spend a night apart again. I love you boys.

    Trish and Adam, you inspire me. Your positive outlook and strength move me. You step up to the plate every day and hit a grand slam home run. I am so proud of you and I love you.

  2. Randy and Nancy says:

    Hi Trish and Adam: BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!! Look at those eyes! Love to hear that they are making such good progress. They have been such fighters from the beginning. Wonderful that you can be in a room together and we know it won’t be long and Sam will be joining you.
    Take Care of Yourselves! Sending love and hugs your way. Nancy

  3. Deb Anderson says:

    HelloTrish and Adam! We think of you all everyday and keep you in our prayers. You all are amazing. Thanks for keeping us all informed. What a journey life is! Deb and Jon

  4. Marsha Moen says:

    Dear Adam and Trish,
    Hi I am your mom’s cousin, Adam. She just sent me your blog and it is an amazing story to see. Your baby boys are beautiful and strong and all the love and prayers your family has right now will give you strength and Jack and Sam will become healthy and stronger each day. Take care of yourselves, so you can take care of them. Love and Prayers to you all.
    Marsha Moen

  5. Krysta says:

    I love your kids ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Carol and Elton says:

    Hi Trish & Adam—Thanks for the new pictures and update–fun to see Sam’s eyes open!! Praying that all will go well this week and before you know it the boys will be back together in their new digs!! Sounds like a very nice room for all of you—are you able to decorate it for the holidays? That will be fun!! Heard Grandpa Brad is there now–perhaps he could do a little cooking and cleaning for you!!! Have a great weekend with the boys–Love to everyone—Carol

  7. Nikki says:

    Hang in there guys!

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