Kristen & Benton Brown

An Unexpected Start

An Unexpected Start
Parker Trimble Brown was born April 9, 2010.

I'm One Year Old

I'm One Year Old
Parker will be 14 months old on June 9th.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy 1 Week Birthday Parker!

Parker was born one week ago at 10:14am, making this his 8th day in NICU. We went to visit him this morning at 10am, to find out that his feeding schedule has been shifted to 9am. Bummer that we didn't get to feed him
his morning, but good that we can now go visit at 9am, 1pm, 5pm, and 9pm. Before, we were only getting to visit 3 times a day because he was eating at 6pm which was during a shift change when no visitors are allowed.

The neonatologist was also there this morning so it was good to talk to him in person. Last night I nearly lost it when the nurse practioner said that if Parker had another episode that they would be ordering an echocardiogram to check the anatomy of his heart. I have been fine with fluid in the lungs that needs to be absorbed, but the thought that he could have a heart defect or a valve opening in his heart was too much to bear. I said lots of prayers last night and slept in this morning knowing I was reaching the point of emotional exhaustion.

Dr. T said there were no issues last night and no reason to do unwarranted tests on Parker. If all goes well today and tonight (all
of his episodes have been at night), then we can bring him home tomorrow. Grandparents are packing their bags and heading south as we speak! Our regular pediatrician asked us to meet her back up at the hospital at 1pm today to sign the consent forms for the circumscion. She plans to so the procedure at 1 today.

I'm so thankful for the prayers that have been going up on Parker's behalf - please keep them
coming so we can get him home. On a happy note - he's already outgrown the newborn size diapers and is in a size 1. His friend Olivia will
be getting his newborn diapers since she's still on the petite side!

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