Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Home Again!

This morning we were able to kiss the PICU goodbye, hopefully for good. We are home now and Mikan is doing well. His oxygen is around 1 liter, and he has been pretty happy ever since we arrived. The car ride was difficult for him, but now that he's home, he's doing great. We had two nurses from Memorial Home Care help us get situated this afternoon. We have follow-up visits scheduled with his ENT, pediatrician, opthamologist, first steps, and the newborn follow-up clinic for the NICU. It feels wonderful to be back at home for the following reasons:

1) Jenna doesn't have to sleep in a chair at the hospital anymore (possibly the root cause of her eye infection.
2) We can make dinner and watch Mikan at the same time.
3) We can feed Mikan when we want to feed him, paying attention to his cues and not the clock.
4) We don't have to make trips back and forth from work to the hospital (saves gas $)
5) We don't have to run into familiar faces at the circulation desks who ask, "You're still here?"
6) No more wondering about the patients in nearby rooms and the germs they might possibly be spreading our way.
7) No more cringing as we hear the sound of some kid vomiting nearby.
8) We can get Mikan some fresh fall air with walks to the park.
9) Mikan gets to watch the ND Michigan football game from our living room.

Thanks to everyone for their continued prayers and support. We'll keep you updated with Mikan's progress.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay! I bet you are really glad to be home! HUGS

Austin said...

Congrats, hope things go well for you!