Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Guess What???

That's right, we. are. home!!!

After a mere six days in the APH Special Care Unit we finally got kicked out!

Well, it was more like a halting nudge, they did question whether we might be more comfortable staying another day or two.

But DR.P knows all too well that we know how to handle it. We have "been there and done that" more than a few times so we're pretty comfortable going home where we are.

His "funky" heart rhythms seem to have resolved, the desatting episodes have become fewer and farther between.

If anythings comes about we're very prepared. We have a pulse oximeter to keep an eye on his sats and heart rate, as well as a full array of O2 equipment and meds at home.

Other than the IV support there really isn't anything they are doing now that we can't do at home and his feeding is now up to 35 mls per hour. As long as he's fed continuously for now he can do without the extra fluids and nutrients.

We did finally get a glimpse of his incision today and I have to say it looks awesome.

The outer incisions beauty really makes it look like such a simple thing. If we weren't told about the internal staples and hardware I never would have guessed.

For the moment he is calm and content. Pain meds on board. Looking forward to a real bath in the morning. A weeks worth of sponge baths just don't do the munchkin justice.
Thanks again for all the love and support, it sure does make the tough times easier to bear.


  1. Praise Jesus and all his glory! Your son has been in my prayers... I'm so glad to hear the good news.

  2. Woo Hoo! Baby steps little one...

    Trina and Jophie

  3. Yeah for home. It doesn't seem like its been six days though. Hopefully we are in and out tomorrow with our stuff.

  4. Welcome home.. sleep soundly in your own bed and prayers for continued days filled forward moving progress.Awesome job V!!

  5. Yeah we are so glad you are home! Way to go V!