Monday, October 27, 2014

Twins are born to Emma and Jason Eaton

Momma Emma Eaton and Felix Michael Eaton, born Oct 27, 2014 at 2:50pm, 7 lbs, 1 oz, 19.5"
He was born with a diaphragmatic hernia, which means he had a tear in his diaphragm, and through the tear a loop of his intestines had migrated up into his chest and was cuddling with his lung. Lungs don't like to be cuddled.

Miss Phoebe Valerie Eaton, born same day, at 3:09pm, 6 lbs, 9 oz, 19" long.

Papa and Dad Eaton and the twins.

 Phoebe getting a change.


This is much better....(Phoebe)

Phoebe thinks her reputation as grouchy candy corn is unjust and wants mento clear the air by
Explaining a bit better.

See, when you've spent every second of your pre-life and life with the same person, and that person suddenly vanishes, it's tough to be chipper.

Thanks to a truly incredible nurse at Manchester who followed her gut in spite of being poo-pooed by the pediatric team, what could've been a very serious and dangerous birth defect was identified in Felix *before* it became a problem. He was transferred by ambulance to CCMC in Hartford and is in the NICU there. This afternoon he'll be undergoing surgery to correct the issue. He'll stay in hospital for a few weeks after as he recovers.

So if Little P sometimes looks a little grouchy, it's because she misses her brother. And her mama, who's spending a lot of time with her brother. But don't worry, she's really a very happy baby most of the time.

Pre-surgery photo
Oct 31st.....Felix's surgery went very well this afternoon and he's exceeding everyone's expectations already for recovery. We hope (and expect) to have him off the ventilator tomorrow and on the (long) road to recovery. This kiddo is an absolute star, he clearly just wants to get this over with and come home 

Oct 31, 2014-- We brought Phoebe up to see him this morning. They hung out for a little while anyway. Finn is soaking up all of his gramma's love and attention which has helped tremendously with keeping him happy. His teachers at school have also had several "special projects" he's worked on for the babies and that has been a huge help also.
Nov 2nd.... Comments of how it was noticed....Intermittent skin mottling, occasional hazy breath sounds in the left, intermittent abdominal breathing, a couple of other really small things. Nothing big enough or constant enough that anyone else put it together.

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