September 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Leah continued to have her little spells overnight and has had a few today. They ran some blood work, just to rule out an infection. The blood work came back normal… so the next idea is that the spells are being caused by acid reflux. They raised the head of the bed to a higher angle and will start her on Zantec twice a day. I hope that this helps… even though I know that it is totally normal for preemies to have these it still makes me nervous.

Jack is still doing great! Tomorrow he will have his circumcision and he can do his car seat test at any time. ( For those of you that don’t know what the car seat test is… any baby that leaves the NICU must be able to sit in their carseat for an hour hooked up to their heart rate monitors and oxygen monitors without having any of their stats drop). The nurses told me today that the carseat test cannot be done more than a week before the babies leave the NICU so the doctor must be thinking that Jack is getting close. 

Our doctor has agreed that it would be best if the babies come home together; however, if Leah continues to have these little spells for several more days they may go home separately. I’m praying that the Zantec works…now we just have to wait and see what happens.  I hope that sweet baby Leah can catch up to her brother.



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  1. Jace also had reflux issues. He was on a couple of different medicines. The one that finally worked was prevacet (sp?). Give it a little time though. I think it took about a week or so for his to finally kick in. It actually helped him quite a bit. He use to spit up coming out his nose at least once a day. It always freaked me out, but was re-assured that it was completely normal. Do you have sleep positioners? That also helped with his reflux.

    Laura Nelson

  2. Hello Tucker Family,
    So glad to see the updates daily. They are fun to read and I think of you all often but know your busy and don’t want to bother you so the sight is great to watch. I’m keeping you in my prayers and Natalie if you didn’t worry I’d worry about you! This is all normal for parents to worry but don’t because God is looking down on you with your little angels! Remember they chose you and Jason as there parents and for all good reasons so things will work out fine. Get some rest and don’t make yourselves sick before they get home because I can’t wait to see you all. Love to all Beckie

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