Monday, November 7, 2011

Videos from California

Here in the Low Country, the bad news is that Loki has been struggling with a fever for 5 days. The good news is that not only is he getting better, but he didn't have to go to the hospital.

Regardless, here are some clips from California:

  • Loki likes to have one or two extra pacifiers, so that he can rub his face with one while slurping the other. Here, he shows how he can sneak in a fourth one. 
  • He plays with his NICU buddy Foxen unlike with anyone else. Here, they go a bit crazy in the chapel at Children's Fairyland.
  • Esti is one of the funniest people I know. Loki agrees.
  • Drumming performance at Shaggy's.
  • California's coast!
  • Cooking pumpkin pie with Margaret
  • For Loki, the highlight of our trip may have been the swimming pools. His "swimming" quickly improved.
  • He laughs at cartoons with Mom. (form here forward, the audio volume is a bit lower...)
  • When he plays, he often uses a high falsetto voice. Here I captured in via the monitor.
  • Trying a hula hoop with Magnolia, Luna's daughter. 

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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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