Owen arrived back in the room soon after Emmett, and he seemed to stay sedated a bit longer. I, however, did not get to sing hymns to my sweet Owen because we had drama at home that I had to see to!
My mom was gracious enough (and able) to come to the apartment and watch Liam for me so that I could spend all day with the babies without worrying about school dismissal, and getting Ethan, and taking care of Liam, and being at the hospital for the babies. I am so glad she did! The drama came about, though, when Liam decided he wanted to touch the spinner on the bottom of our vacuum. My mom called and said that Liam may have a broken finger, but it was hard to tell!! He was crying when he moved his thumb, but he WAS moving it, and he only cried when he tried to grip onto things. We decided to take him to the emergency room, as it was 4:45 and I we would not be able to get him to a doctor's office in time. I left poor Owen approximately 15 minutes after he arrived in the room after his procedure! By the time I made it home, and after many phone calls between Dave, my mom, and me, we decided that he had only skinned his finger, and there were no broken bones. It was quite a scare! After the initial injury and about 30 minutes-1 hour of recovery, Liam showed no signs of injury, other than a yucky blister/battle wound on his thumb. He was back to his rough-and-tumble self!
I made it back up to the hospital today to spend more time with the babies, and they look amazing! It is the first time in months that we have been able to see their faces without an excess of tubes and tape!
They. are. beautiful. And very identical. I just love their little faces.
We bought the SoundSpa Sleepy Snail from Target, and the babies love it. The music is very soothing, and they enjoy the light show on the side of the snail. It just captivates them. They watch it change colors for as long as we will press the button to keep the colors going! The feature I like about the music is that you can set it to play continuously, or you can set it up on a timer, and it has a few classical music options, white noise, nature sounds, and even a heartbeat. (At least I think it has a heartbeat sound...) Overall, I have been very pleased with this purchase, and the babies have been as well. The ONLY thing I would change if I could is I would like fo it to have the option to plug it into the wall. It DOES have good battery life, so this really isn't too much of a bother.
So, in summation, the babies have tolerated the tracheostomy surgery quite well so far, and they look so much more comfortable. And on the home front, everyone still has 10 functional phalanges of the hand. And that makes this momma quite happy!
3 good things:
1. Having kind, compassionate, excellent hospital staff taking care of my sweet littlest boys all the time! (Especially when there is a faux major crisis at home...)
2. Meeting two pretty great people from Channel 9 news in OKC.
3. Living for the Almighty God. (or at least giving it my best shot!)
Blessings to you all!