YAHOOOOO Jackson made it to 2 weeks. He will most likely be in NICU for another 16 weeks, but gosh it feels good to have those 2 behind us.
His health continues to improve. They talked to us tonight about the spinal tap to check for meningitis. If he continues to be stable, they will do it in the next couple of days. They also increased his feedings to 3ml every 3 hours. Since he is in touch isolation we couldn't take a picture to mark his 2 week milestone. Oh well, you can't win them all.
Today Julia was at the hospital and witnessed Jackson's first temper tantrum. He was resting comfortably and the nurse had to check him and reposition him. Needless to say, he was very angry that he was disturbed and let us know about it. He was pounding his little fits in the air and against his pillows. Kicking his little legs and trying to move his breathing tube. After about 20 minutes he settled down and went back to sleep. It was pretty funny to watch, but also a little frightening that at 25 weeks old he is so hardheaded--he must take after Greg.
Speaking of Greg, we have had alot of inquiries to how Greg is doing-- he is back at work, which is good because its a distraction from the waiting game, but he is also pretty tired. Between going to work, seeing Jackson and trying to make sure our dogs don't stage a coup, he is kept on his toes. Each day that passes he falls a little more in love with Jackson but is still very nervous about the whole situation.