April 28, 2007

Two Oxygen Tanks Gone!



First off, I think this was the worst week for me since the triplets were born. It was so hard to see Niklas go through another surgery and then have to go back to neurosurgery for yet another tweak to his shunt. All I wanted was to trade places with him and take away his pain. We had doctor's appointments galore this week, and on top of it all, our (brand new) car broke down (again). By the time our pulmonology appointment came on Friday, I was convinced that we were going to be stuck with oxygen for yet another month or two. To our surprise, Niklas and Gabbie got rid of their tanks! It is such an awesome feeling to have a wireless baby. Simply being able to pick someone up and walk around is a luxury we have yet to experience. Since the babies were born, we have always had a layer of medical equipment in the way. At our previous appointment, Lukas was saturating at 73% without his oxygen, yesterday he was at 83%. He is definitely making great improvements and he probably has about one more month before he is free as well. It also seems that they have finally got Niklas's shunt working optimally as he has never looked better. This evening my parents came down and watched the triplets so we could go to dinner with Dailius and Irena. It was our first night out since the babies came home.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest baby I have ever seen. I'm glad this week is over for you. It seems to have ended on a high note for all. Lisa D.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for Gabbie and Nik! I can't believe how far they have come in four months. I never thought the day would come when they wouldn't be on oxygen. Now when I come to visit it will be easier to take them home w/me. I miss my babies tremendously! This picture of Lukas makes me long for the day when he napped on my chest all afternoon. I love you babies!

xoxo Auntie Sarah

Hanselman Family said...

That is a pretty baby! OH, it’s not one of the boys is it? Sorry! He can push me in the lake later.

We will keep you in our prayer's that this week goes a lot better for all of you!

Barb

Amy Fawn said...

Gorgeous baby! I'm so happy to read that the kids are doing so well! Much love to you all!

Carrie Socia said...

What wonderful progress! All of the babies are just beautiful but this up close photo of Lukas is amazing... I see Greta in him!

Thanks for keeping us updated. Glad that Niklas is doing better.

Hugs to all,
Carrie

Anonymous said...

First of all, happy anniversary. Little did we know were we would be in four years! Second, that is the best picture of Lukas and I think you should take one of all the babies llike that. Hope all is going well; see you soon.

granny May 3 2007

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Jason and Greta!!

Love to all of you!

Ben and Emily

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks to Greta for taking over the responsibility that is Jason-just kidding! So glad you got married cause you make the cutest babies ever! Love you!

-Auntie Sarah