This Thanksgiving all of the V5 enjoyed the holiday fare!
With a mouth full of choppers they enjoyed the feast, along with cherished family memories and their own rendition of football.
It was a difficult 24 hours preceding the holiday celebration due to our first visit to the E.R. via ambulance. Poor little Lily’s nervous system kicked into hyperdrive during lunch on Wednesday. We learned that she has a pretty nasty U.T.I. and some of the bacteria may have snuck into her bloodstream. When this occurred her body sounded the alarms and all of her blood rushed to her central organs leaving our poor little lily-bug blue as can be and short of breath. This- apparently- is common response in preemies.
Trying to stay as calm as I could, I called 911 and our local Fire Department and paramedics were at our home in minutes. They asked upon entry if I needed to call any parents of the kids I was caring for (thinking they had walked into a home daycare); I kindly told them they were all mine. The other four behaved wondrously as we took care of Lily. Once Nana B arrived, Lily and I were off to the E.R. where Daddy met us. After one night’s stay and a big-dog antibiotic regimen, Lily is on the mend.
On a happier note…at their last check-up we learned that everyone has “caught up” and the medical team no longer has to adjust for their gestational age. The V5 are now just shy of 16 months and are all within in one inch of one another in height but vary in weights.
- Theo is now 30.5 inches and 25 lbs.
- Bella is 29 inches and 19 lbs.
- Lily is 30 inches and 20 lbs.
- Kali is 29.5 inches and 22 lbs.
- Elliott is 29 inches and 20 lbs.
The latest milestone news is that everyone is now a bi-ped and are now walking!
Kali got her wheels about 2 weeks ago now and Lily just started walking this past week.
We are very thankful for good health, family and friends this holiday season!