Thursday, June 14, 2007

Videos - June 10, 2007

June 10 was Gus' real due date - so these videos were taken on his "adjusted" first birthday. We will obviously continue to celebrate his real birthday, February 26, but this is a milestone year for him...

Eating with a Fork

Giggle Crazy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Gus is Home

After a day at Children's of Dayton, Gus is home. Needless to say, Jill's night was not very restful... Gus was discharged at 5:00pm this evening (6/13/07) and is now sleeping well. We were told to keep him in as cold of an environment as is possible. We put the pack-n-play in the basement and have turned the AC way down. He seems happy as usual, a little rattling cough, but not nearly as heavy as last night.

Thanks for the comments and prayers!

Gregg, Jill and Gus

Gus @ Dayton Children's Hospital

Originally uploaded by Gregg Brekke.
Here is a phone photo of Gus sleeping at Children's Hospital in Dayton on 6/12/07. He had a barking cough - it was croup with stridor. For any other kid it would be a cold. Many preemies are especially prone to croup/stridor because of the scarring done to their throats by being intubated.

We arrived at the emergency room around 6:15pm and Gus was finally admitted to a room around midnight after a few breathing treatments and a dose of long-lasting steroid. Jill and Gus stayed the night and Gus is up now (8:30am) eating and feeling OK. They will administer more breathing treatments to clear up his airway and watch through the day. If all goes well he will be home this afternoon...