September 19, 2015 – NICU & Recovery

Hey there,

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That is Kaleo up there ìn the cover photo, he pretty much sums up the way we are all feeling right now – a little sleep deprived? Haha 😀

Anyway, I just wanted to post a quick update to let everyone know how we are doing.

Rachel is still recovering from the C-Section, this is probably the hardest thing she has ever been through. She is still smiling, even though I know she is in a lot of pain! She is taking percocet & motrin every 4 hours to manage the pain. It is hard for her to get the rest that she needs because of pumping every 3 hours, visits to the NICU, trying to walk/use the restroom and constant visits from various Kaiser staff (nurses, nutrionists, doctors, anesthesiologists, janitors, counselors, etc…) It has been difficult to manage rest periods for her. On a positive note, she is healing and feeling better.

The boys are doing really well!

Kaleo has set the bar high for his brothers. He has not needed any assistance breathing and is already breastfeeding and regulating his body temperature. He’s not fussy and sleeps like a champ! Being the smallest of the three, he definitely is the most mature and scrappiest at this point!

Makani, born second and in the middle of the other two in size has had some minor complications. He was having trouble and was put on a CPAP mask for the first 3 days. They took it off today and put on a nasal cannula. He is the most vocal and fussiest of the three.

Keoni our biggest/youngest boy, is right behind Kaleo. He had a nasal cannula for the first three days and it will come off today. He is next in line to start breastfeeding!

I feel like they are way ahead of where they should be, however  we still don’t have a timetable for when they will come home.

Once again we would like to thank you all for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers! It works, it really does!

Mahalo Ke Akua

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4 thoughts on “September 19, 2015 – NICU & Recovery

  1. hi Paul, Thanks for took a few minutes to give us an update.
    I hope Rachel is soon feeling better.

    If its any consolation: my quads stayed in the hospital for a long time: girls two months. boys: 2.5 months (men are weak 🙂 )

    Anyway, your kids looks stronger and their weight is good (my quads weighed about 2 lbs).

    The life in the hospital sucks, but time just flies by.

    Cheers and keep posting 🙂

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  2. So happy to hear they have arrived safely. My girls were the size of your boys and had a relatively short NICU stay (one also had CPAP for a few days). While being at the hospital is not fun, it is nice to have the extra care, attention, and help. Best wishes for a strong recovery for your wife and boys. Blessings to you all.

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