|You should have seen Carrie oooh and aaaah over the preemies that were there in the NICU!|
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Yes, there are three posts in one day today. We have so much to tell, all of it testifying to the goodness of God!
We had an extensive tour of the NICU yesterday. (We were at the hospital for 6 hours due to the sonogram, a doctor's appointment, two meetings, an iron infusion appointment, and the tour - hence no update yesterday. I was EXHAUSTED - but exhilarated and SO thankful!).
The title of this post refers to the pager code that will go out the moment the doctors decide to deliver the babies. Within seconds, everyone on the team: 3 doctors, 2 neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists, and respiratory therapists, be they at the hospital or away, will know it's "go time" for the Jones quints and will rush to the NICU and/or operating room. The code will also go out to the pharmacy, the blood bank, the anesthesiologist, and others we cannot even remember, so that everyone can immediately carry out their tasks as already assigned in the "Jones Quints" meetings that take place each Friday. The blood is for me, as I am already so anemic, and my blood loss could be quite significant since it takes longer to deliver quints plus involves a much larger incision. (There goes my bikini modeling career, hee-hee.) This picture is in the NICU and they already have all 5 of the babies' beds in place along with two different types of ventilators we pray they will never have to use.
The picture below shows each baby's assigned color and box of supplies that they already have in order.
We got to sit down with and ask the anesthesiologist all our questions yesterday, and we are both very pleased with her level of expertise, her detailed planning, and her concern for me (especially regarding anxiety as it can feel like the patient is not able to breathe when they actually can, and also the nausea that can be brought on by the epidural+spinal, but, according to her, is easily and rapidly fixable).
The Medical Director of the NICU came down to the infusion room to escort us up to the NICU for our tour. We were deeply honored that he took so much time to show us around and give us the play by play as far as what will be happening when the day comes.
We feel very well cared for and are quite impressed with the professional and efficient way they are dealing with our "situation." Supposedly there haven't been any quintuplets in the Dallas area since the mid or early 90's!
May all involved see Christ through us in every step of the way!
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