Monday, July 27, 2009

Before and After

Tuesday July 14th. Hot outside, cool cloth feels good:

Thursday July 16th, hanging out with NICU friend Ruksana:

Friends holding hands:

Ruksana and her mommy:

Dad and Loki right before NG placement:

Dad doing dishes bed side:

July in San Francisco (You can't see the cold):

Mama and Loki cuddling right after the tube was placed:

Loki tucked in by a sweet nurse:

So happy now I have food in my stomach:

Time to sleep in dad's arms"

Home again, fitting in big boy overalls:

Tubing on the back:


berkeleygal77 said...

Those grey pants are getting short on Loki. Yay - that must mean he's growing! And now I will have to tease him about his girlfriend Ruksana. ;-) Am glad you're home.

Cheryl said...

Cute babies! Loki always amazes me with how mobile he is. He's a wiggler!

Sarah Marcus said...

i want a video!
miss you guys way too much!

Kyra said...

Loki ziet er echt uit alsof hij al bijna één is. Wat een haar! Alleen moet je hem nu juist voor het vergelijk geen grotere kleren aantrekken, maar goed, het is wel fijn dat íe ze al aan kan. Hopelijk groeien jullie allemaal deze dagen. Alsof je zelf ook grotere kleren krijgt om in te passen. Tot gauw weer spreeks/mails!


Mascha said...

I'm so glad that you are back home. Loki's happy smile is just too cute, and it shows that he will be fine with the tube. The pictures of Loki in Dad's and Mom's arm are beautiful. I can see the love you are pouring into this little guy.

Freya said...

Hi Dear Lijn and Jesse,
Ah, I am so happy things turned for the better, if we can say that. I will be coming over soon.
How about next monday? I can cook for you. Putting it on my calendar right now just to make sure the evening is reserved for you
Love ya! and look forward to seeing you all again.Hugs

Suzan said...

Lieve mom, dad en Loki,

Ongelofelijk, wij waren even twee weekjes op vakantie en nu staat dit allemaal in mijn inbox...
Ik wens jullie heel veel sterkte met al dit gedoe en hoop en wens voor jullie dat het snel weer beter gaat.

Dikke zoenen,

About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

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