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Day 16 - Wednesday 5th July 2017

I decided to stop at the hospital again all day today as Jack slept over at his freinds, so I didn't need to take him to school 😁 I went over to see Theo early and spent the morning with him. Lisa and I had some breakfast after the ward round and then we went back up to see him. The doctors were still happy with Theo's progress and he had come down a bit on his ventilator over night. It looks like the Ibruprofin is working (fingers crossed). I went to pick Jack up from School and brought him back to the hospital.... he was really tired as he had been up partying all night 🙈 When we arrived at the hospital we went over to see Theo who was still doing great.... he'd been having a few de-saturations but nothing to worry about. We had a really nice nurse looking after Theo tonight so I seised the opportunity to take Lisa away from it all for a short while..... I took her & Jack out for tea to the Chinese around the corner and we met Leanne there (who was on her way to the hospital). Leanne gave Lisa and I a lovely premature baby diary for us to do. We'll have to do it because these memories (although really traumatic right now) will be something to look back on in years to come! The meal was nice, Lisa was a little bit distant but I think her sister being there helped to bring her a little bit down to earth and relax a little.... Theo was in really good hands and was doing really well, so we must take the opportunity to have a break (even if its only 40 minutes) when he's like this, you never know what tomorrow is going to bring..... I was amazed that we got most of the food in us though..... we had a right feast 😁😁

After the meal, Lisa spent the evening with Jack in RMH and Leanne came over to the NICU for a while with me before going home..... I was doing Theo's 9pm feed tonight after reading a dozen books to him and almost falling asleep (long day today!!) And after fully aspirating the most I ever had from his belly (5ml), I bloody dropped it on the floor!!! 👎👎😢😢🙈🙈 What an idiot!! I gave him an extra 1ml back with his feed at 9pm, 10pm & 11pm and made sure he had 1ml left to add to his midnight feed.... so he's only missed out on one mil 😣..... better not tell Lisa, she'll chop off my head! Time for bed..... shattered! Thanks for reading, please share this blog with everyone you know to extend it's reach.... Subscribe to our page to receive a notification of the next blog.... You can donate to our two amazing charities at:

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