πŸ’§πŸŽΆ why does it always rain on me? πŸŽΆπŸ’§

Mummy and Nannie Hardy arrived this morning to find a very busy Austin and I (Rory). Mummy helped us both get weighed, measured and examined by the Drs and nurses. 

Austin 6lb 9oz

Rory 6lb 10oz

We are 12 week old today!!! 🎈

Austin was getting hungry so mummy showed Nannie how to feed him,


 and then how to stimulate him when he stops breathing. He fed and then tucked up settled in bed, just as I started stirring and sucking my thumb.

Mummy fed me and I emptied the entire bottle for the first time, so the nurse brought me some more and I kept going. When I saw the second bottle, my eyes lit up and I held on to it in case mummy took it away. 


The Dr examined us both and she decided that we would both become outpatients for our hernias and she explained to mummy that our full blood count was ok, but that The bloods sent off because something was measuring high, came back inconclusive. Mummy asked lots of questions but she still doesn’t understand it and the Dr said there’s no point explaining and worrying mummy until we need to and that it would be a conversation best having with a consultant who can discuss options. It is driving mummy mad not understanding. Dr Simon Clarke would have just told mummy straight. Apparently it is something to do with liver or kidney function, but we will just have to see. 

Mummy and Nannie left us because it was ROP screening day. Mummy called later to see how we had got on. Now….after all of our previous screens being negative and us now only having minimal oxygen and been much stronger, mummy and daddy didn’t worry……seems they were naive because now we are both showing signs of ROP disease. Austin in his left eye and Rory in both. 

On a positive note Rory has been in air on more than one occasion today, only for short half hour bursts but it’s better than none. Austin is only in a tiny bit on 0.03. 

So….we felt like the end was near and the only worry was oxygen and hernias…..oh and guess what, mummy got drenched walking Beau Jangles earlier. Why does it always rain on me? (Us)….

Mummy and daddy made a late night visit (daddy and grandad were laying bricks until 9pm for our steps) and found us all tucked up….


Let’s see what tomorrow brings with our immunisations. Fingers crossed we dont take 6 weeks progress worth of steps back! Again.

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One Reply to “πŸ’§πŸŽΆ why does it always rain on me? πŸŽΆπŸ’§”

  1. You’re babies are beautiful and have come such a long way. I can’t imagine how you feel. Stay strong and try to keep positive.
    My nephew was born 12 weeks early some years ago, approximately 24 years ago. He arrived in January and was eventually allowed home in April. My sister worried about him so much and I remember blood transfusions and the hernia as well.
    He’s now a big hulking rugby playing PE teacher.
    Praying for you, take care.

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