December 30, 2012

Over amonth home & 1st christmas home :)

  We've been home a whole month, can't believe it!! Hannah was super healthy for the first 2 weeks we were home then we all caught a really bad cold. The cold made me pretty sick(horribly runny nose, cough, fever) so Hannah handled it amazing!! She was on oxygen for a week - week and a half having horrible coughing fits at night sounded like croup. Since I have seen her sick before I wasn't as scared as last time until she stopped breathing and turned blue when I left her with a nurse and her fever wasn't going down even with Tylenol.
   Were two weeks into her cold and shes pretty much back to her normal self.. her secretions are still a little yellow and shes on the ventilator all the time but shes not having massive coughing fits when she comes off the ventilator her oxygen stats just drop. Which is normal.. after her last sickness she needed a little bit of low flow oxygen for a couple days when she was off the ventilator. 
  Hannah is now crawling like CRAZY! She can also pull her self to stand in a second and take steps forward when her hands are being held. So proud of her. It's so hard keeping up with her when shes on the ventilator though.. She either trys to crawl in a circle around the coffee table or crawls away from the ventilator and runs out of the ventilator tubing .. she also drags it under belly so its like a long tail and when she sits up runs there isn't any slack for the tubing and splits in half! But I'm impressed she hasn't let the tubes stop her at all. 


We managed to stay home for Christmas! Since we made it till October 30th (one day before Halloween) last time I wasn't getting to excited.. but it was the prefect Christmas, even snowed.  Hannah didn't really understand the unwrapping presents but Hailey did and we weren't allowed to open our own presents they were hers. They managed to only fight over one present.. a pink lap top.. haha. I brought the girls out into he snow for the first time and they both turned into beached whales when I put their snow suits on it was to funny.

















The fight toy




















December 13, 2012

Resuscitation Bag

  I'm not going to lie, when we were sent home I didn't understand fully understand how to use the Resuscitation bag. Hannah's sick again; runny nose, water eyes, fever, high heart rate, low oxygen stats needing oxygen, coughing. I stepped out yesterday to pick up a few things and I got a phone call while I was standing in the check out line up. The nurse that was on had put Hannah to sleep and she stopped breathing, turned blue and looked like she just had a fever. The nurse had everything under control by the time she had called so I wasn't to worried but when I got back her fever was 39.1 and she wasn't allowed any more Tylenol so I thought we should probably make a trip to emerge. They took a lung x ray and some blood work, came back just a cold(thankfully!). They changed the ventilator settings from spontaneous(when she initiates a breath it gives a breath) to a mode where she can breath as much as she wants but if its less then 25 breaths a minute it will give 25 breath. So that's how I realized how and when to use the resuscitation bag.  If she's not breathing the ventilator cant give her breaths so you would have to use it. Thats probably exactly how they explained it to me in the hospital but I didn't get why Hannah would ever stop breathing or why the ventilators breaths weren't the same.



December 03, 2012

DNA test results

The DNA test results came in, clearly the father. There was no question about it. I was really interested to see how they send you the results. They also word everything in crazy ways like "The results of the paternity test are consistant with the alleged father being the biological father of Hannah" and "The alleged father, DB is not to be excluded as the biological father of Hannah".



Each person’s DNA contains two copies of these markers—one copy inherited from the father and one from the mother. Within a population, the markers at each person’s DNA location could differ in length and sometimes sequence, depending on the markers inherited from the parents.
The combination of marker sizes found in each person makes up his/her unique genetic profile. When determining the relationship between two individuals, their genetic profiles are compared to see if they share the same inheritance patterns at a statistically conclusive rate.
For example, the following sample report from this commercial DNA paternity testing laboratory Universal Genetics signifies how relatedness between parents and child is identified on those special markers:
DNA MarkerMotherChildAlleged father
D21S1128, 3028, 3129, 31
D7S8209, 1010, 1111, 12
TH0114, 1514, 1615, 16
D13S3177, 87, 98, 9
D19S43314, 16.214, 1515, 17
The partial results indicate that the child and the alleged father’s DNA match among these five markers. The complete test results show this correlation on 16 markers between the child and the tested man to draw a conclusion of whether or not the man is the biological father.
Scientifically, each marker is assigned with a Paternity Index (PI), which is a statistical measure of how powerfully a match at a particular marker indicates paternity. The PI of each marker is multiplied with each other to generate the Combined Paternity Index (CPI), which indicates the overall probability of an individual being the biological father of the tested child relative to any random man from the entire population of the same race. The CPI is then converted into a Probability of Paternity showing the degree of relatedness between the alleged father and child.
The DNA test report in other family relationship tests, such as grandparentage and siblingship tests, is similar to a paternity test report. Instead of the Combined Paternity Index, a different value, such as a Siblingship Index, is reported.
The report shows the genetic profiles of each tested person. If there are markers shared among the tested individuals, the probability of biological relationship is calculated to determine how likely the tested individuals share the same markers due to a blood relationship.

More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_profiling 

December 02, 2012

Family bathroom photo op






Hailey screamed and insisted I put her in the exsersaucer .
Then decided she wanted Hannah in it and tried to pick her up and put her in it.
.... then she crawled under it like a little monkey