Monday, July 10, 2006


I finally broke down. We were told yesterday, that we were going to get to room in with Owen and that we were going to bring him home today. I was about to load the car for the hospital and Jonathan called and said our rooming in had been cancelled. He had an episode of bradycardia (heart rate drop); this was the same reason Alex wasn’t being released. They have both been put on medication for reflux. We are going to request heart monitors for them when we do go home, we’ll talk to the doctor about that today.

I cried when I was released from the hospital a week and a half ago, and I’ve held the tears back pretty well this far. Watching mom’s be released with their babies, while I’m walking in with milk for my babies has been tough too. Yesterday I worked on getting our laundry done and getting us packed all afternoon. I wouldn’t have done that and I would have been at the hospital with my babies if I had known I wouldn’t be with them last night. I know this is for the best, but it’s getting hard. The kids are so ready to go home too. Wednesday we will be here 2 months. The kids have at least seen home. I have only seen it in pictures.

Last nights nurse went up to the Women and Children’s center and got a full sized crib for the boys to share. They were even wrapped in the same blanket. That is making this a bit more bearable. They just belong together.


camera-gal said...

Oh, my! Sara, I hope things get better soon. This is just a short time in the many experiences you'll have with your boys. Thinkin' 'bout you and your fam!

Jeremy said...

You're one tough cookie. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rachel said...

I had tried to comment yesterday. Apparently blogger didn't like me.
Praying for you.
I hope that everything is going better.
I think I read that twins can regulate each other's heart rate when they are together.
A set of 6 was what sent my sister home. They needed the room and she was "on the edge". (Should I pray for some sextuplets? lol)Her reflux issue was solved by meds (I think my parents might own stock in the stuff, lol) and she had to go home with a heart monitor. She was never roomed in because it was a quick decision.

Kim Smith said...

My heart goes out to you Sara. You all are in my prayers. I hope your next email/blog will be from your home.

Cam said...

I'm praying for you and your family. I know it has to be rough.

Anonymous said...


I cannot even begin to express in words how I feel about this. Being a fairly new grandfather and being reminded of new life, I find young life so precious.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.