The boys have made some great progress as of late. First off, they were moved to level 1 a few days ago! Like the move to level 2, I was originally not thrilled, but at least this time I could be a bit more rational and realize that this is getting us closer to home. Literally, it's much closer to the elevator ;) I just wasn't that happy because it's yet another set of nurses we don't know, and the room itself...wow...dump. Seriously, it's a glorified supply closet. But, being that there's two of them the boys thankfully got their own little corner so we have the tiniest shred of privacy. If you're able to discount the fact that I'm actually sitting in the doorway when breast feeding, it's not that bad.
They are both now taking all feeds by bottle, and with very little oxygen. Things are starting to click! Now they need to get off the O2 all together and stop with the bradys/desats once and for all and we are going home! I am fairly confident at this point that barring any major setbacks they should be home in March. Should being the operative word because I am not counting on anything till they are physically within the confines of our home!
Of course with every up there's always downs with these guys and in fairly typical Asher fashion, it's him causing some worry. The boys had their newborn hearing screening the other day, and Asher did not pass. I have come to learn it is very common that babies don't pass their first screen but it is hard not to worry given the history with his bleed. I am sure I have seen him react to sound countless times, so we will keep our fingers crossed for better results next time.