Monthly Archives: November 2007

Are we at Cedar Point?

Instead of the Wicked Twister, we’ve now moved to the Gemini. Same thrill, different ride. Though, thrill is probably not the word I would use to describe the crap we are going thru. Let’s talk about the peaks of the

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More of the same

There isn’t much new to report on the girls. Yesterday they had their brains scanned to look for any cranial bleeding (which is typical in preemies). I’m happy to say that both girls checked out fine, no bleeding. Emma is

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Apnea and Bradycardia

Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention today. Emma had a weird event. Her heart slowed down considerably and she stopped breathing for a few seconds. Ellen and I were kinda stunned, like deer in headlights. What happened was

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All trends are positive!

It was a great day for the girls. Ellen and I just left the hospital completely elated. I’m still on cloud nine. Emma is improving by leaps and bounds. Wow. She’s on a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) now which

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2 out of 3 ain’t bad

Don’t you dare wake me! My three girls had another eventful day. It seems that everyday is bringing another major milestone. Ella had what is known as a “cut down” today. No, there weren’t random nurses sitting there insulting her,

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Ups and Downs

If the pregnancy was a roller coaster, then life in the NICU is that long line you wait in to ride it. Around every corner there is excitement and grief as you get closer to the front of the line

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Life in the NICU

The exciting part of Ella and Emma’s birth is now over. This is when the real hard stuff begins. Over the course of the first 24 hours, both Ella and Emma experienced a “honeymoon” period where their adrenaline gave them

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Happy Birthday Ella and Emma!

  I’d like to welcome Ella Leaf Kowalczyk and Emma Joan Kowalczyk to the world. Both newborns are in stable condition, and here’s hoping that the next 24 hours go smoothly. I’m currently sitting here in the Nursery Intensive Care

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Cross your fingers – delivery tonight!

Just got word from the doc that the babies are having minor complications , the complications are not that bad, but its enough of a problem that he feels that we should deliver the babies tonight. I’m freaking out now,

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Baby Registries

This is not a ploy to get more stuff for Ella and Emma, but a number of you have been asking for links to our baby registries, so I thought I’d post them again. Please you do not need to

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