Charlie has been causing everyone a bit of concern as on x rays it looked like his intestines were swollen. Earlier in the week the consultant had told us that he might have a blockage which would require surgery. We changed his nappy and were delighted to find a poo! The doctor was pleased too and we, wrongly, assumed that was that.
Yesterday we were told Charlie still had a problem. He would have to be taken to the Childrens Hospital, just down the road, for a dye test to see if there was a blockage. If there was they would operate immediately.
|Charlie is in there somewhere!|
After an hour we were phoned and told he had not got a blockage and did not need surgery. Phew! The doctor talked to us later and explained that they think he's probably just having problems because he is premature and little. They are going to test for other conditions but they think its probably just that.
He's now back in his incubator and they are hoping the dye they used will help things along. Poo Charlie Poo!
|A very crowded room|
|Daddy and Beth|
Today I woke up with a very slightly runny nose. I rang the unit for advice and they said as long as I wasn't coughing or had a sore throat I was fine to come in. They said I was ok to touch the babies but I decided to go in but not to touch.
So Daddy came in for lots of cuddles today. Beth was very settled on Daddy's chest.
|Daddy and Lex|
Later we were told Lex was being moved out of intensive care into special care (two steps down). He's now settled in a new room and looking great.
So all in all its been an up and down kind of a weekend. Luckily it has ended up on a high.
|Lex in his new room|