Mummy and daddy were super late today because they had to wait for the plumber at home. I heard the nurse talking to mummy as she kept ringing to check on us. When they arrived they were telling the nurses what happened…daddy found a puddle in the bathroom and a leak and then mummy found a water patch on the kitchen ceiling and so they called the plumber to come. It all got fixed eventually and mummy and daddy got here mid afternoon. As soon as they arrived they said that I (Austin) had a stinky bum…that might explain why Rory had made his way to the other side of the cot!
I was wide awake and the nurse was telling mummy and daddy that she thinks we have such different personalities. The nurse hadn’t seen us since we were in intensive care and so we have grown lots since then too. She said that I was good as gold and laid back and that Rory was cheeky and that he has a cheeky face. I thought this was funny. Mummy and daddy disagreed, they said usually I am the diva and Rory is laid back. However I showed mummy how laid back I could be whilst she changed my nappy and my outfit…
Mummy asked if we could come out for cuddles and it was a huge operation working out a new routine. It was a 3 person task. Mummy said she is going to find it harder to have cuddles now but she told the nurses that we were happier together and so it didn’t matter.
Today the Drs tried Rory on low flow again and for a short while he was only in air and no oxygen. Mummy and daddy were pleased. They are going to try me on high flow 3 tomorrow if I have a good night but tomorrow is eye test day again and so we might be grumpy and go backwards again. We don’t like eye day.
The nurses were telling mummy that we are lucky to have a double cot because the hospital dont provide them, they have to be paid for by fundraising because they are not deemed a necessity and that they are very expensive. An incubator costs in excess of £16,000. Thank you to whoever raised enough money for us to have our cot. It’s amazing.
Rory is regulating his own temperature very well but I am struggling a little. This is hard for the nurses to manage as we are sharing a cot with a double heated water bed. So until the nurses can get a single heated water bed just for me, they are giving Rory less blankets, he has one and I have five.
After all of our cuddles we were put back in our cot and mummy kissed us goodbye and said ‘look after each other and mummy will be back tomorrow’ the nurse said it gave her goose pimples and shiny eyes, it just made us feel special.