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Timothy Update [May. 14th, 2007|07:00 pm]
Timothy is still in the NICU and likely will be there for at least another week. Kit and I are sorta camping out at the hospital during the days.

They've changed him over to a different ventilator that doesn't do big in-out respiration motions. Instead, it does a rapid series of O2 puffs. This means that his lungs can breathe very shallowly, minimizing the stretching of the lungs, allowing them to better grow and heal. He's responding well to the treatment but it'll take time for his body to catch up.

It's a bit odd to see him lying there. His chest is flutters slightly as the air is blown in and out. But he only makes slight breathing motions on his own, as he's sedated while he's on the ventilator. It makes it very emotionally difficult to watch him.

He is in a top-rated children's hospital and they're giving him the best care. It'll just take time... while I can't do anything to help him along.

I'll post another update when his situation changes (rather than keep up daily bulletins).

[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2007-05-15 02:17 am (UTC)
I know it must be hard to watch and not be able to do anything. My friend's son was born two months early (I forget exactly how many days, he's nearly 3 now) and he said the same thing. My heart goes out to you.

The little pachyderm just needs a bit of time and it sounds like he's already making progress. Hang in there, and take care of yourselves.
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[User Picture]From: xodiac
2007-05-15 02:28 am (UTC)
We're cheering for you, and for him. It's good to hear he's getting top-notch care and all.
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[User Picture]From: tilton
2007-05-15 02:46 am (UTC)
*hugs!* I know how hard this must be for you both. All your friends are thinking about you and pulling for you, and I know Timothy's going to be just fine. A month early is nothing to sniff at, but it's also not too uncommon, and besides, look who his parents are! :)
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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2007-05-15 03:44 am (UTC)
For what it's worth, I'm sending good vibes.
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2007-05-15 04:20 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks for keeping us posted.
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[User Picture]From: maxxhusky
2007-05-15 04:54 am (UTC)
If I can do anything for the two of you, or if you need anything brought to you at the hospital, day or night, let me know.
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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2007-05-15 05:01 am (UTC)
I am keeping you all in my prayers.

My great-nephew was born 2 months premature, and he's just fine now. But oh God it's scary.
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[User Picture]From: rubbertexcooper
2007-05-15 05:06 am (UTC)
There anything I can do to help...?
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[User Picture]From: aaron_raccoon
2007-05-15 06:05 am (UTC)
I wish you the best of luck and hope he recovers fully.
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2007-05-15 07:55 am (UTC)
Nic and Kit, I'm so awfully sorry I haven't kept up. I have no excuse, except to plead the (SL) addict's curse. I came here hoping to celebrate the birth of your wonderful son, and I can still do that of course, but I see also need to wish you the best of luck. It sounds like your son is already getting the best of care and that's a great relief to all of us. I can only imagine the worry you two must be going through right now. I was born two weeks premature, but thankfully came through without any complications. All three of you are very much in my thoughts now.
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[User Picture]From: mcfractal
2007-05-15 11:05 pm (UTC)
Speedy recovery for your son!
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