27-01-19 Day 5

Our day begins so well: Keanu is moved from Level 2 to Level 1 NICU. All which remains is to establish feeding/suckling and remove his nasogastric feeding tube. He’s now off C-PAP machine, oxygen line, an IV drip, monitors, canula is out too. No nore blood heel pricked to ascertain his blood sugars either. Every now and again he needs a prod from his nurse to get his dipped heart rate and respiration up to proper levels. The nurses literally poke him in his deep deep sleep.

So its day 5 of their little lives and already Keanu our quiet Dutch boy and his fiery Greek sister Elektra have stolen hearts. Of course Kingsley loves the idea of having a bro & sis though how this plays out in reality will intrigue me considering his crazy eyes in these shots as he plots his sister’s demise; she who steals his μαμά & γιαγιά’ς affection and keeps me in a hospital…

In the arvo we enjoy the company of twins Airlie & Jeanie, Josh’s premies who also were tended to at The Royal. Dawn brings them, and for the first time these big babies cuddle a newborn. In return Elektra does a big poo and the girls crack up…

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