Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 - 1:19 p.m.
Max is doing AWESOME so tonight we're doing our "family care stay" which means that they'll unhook him from the monitors, give him to us, send us down the hall to one of their family overnight rooms, and then leave the three of us in there to fend for ourselves. The idea is that we're to take care of all of his changings/feedings/etc. just like we will have to do at home - a little practice run of sorts. We do all of that stuff for him when we're there at the hospital but they want to make sure we can do it without the security and comfort of knowing that nurses and doctors are just inches away.
Justin does better with getting Max to eat than I do and I do a better job of bathing and changing his clothes so itís a good thing that The Husband and I are partners in this whole parenting thing. If Max had only one of us taking care of him the poor kid would either be full, dirty, and naked or hungry, clean, and clothed :-P
So we'll be alone with Max from whatever time we get to the hospital today until tomorrow morning when we wake up. Once we're up we'll go back into the NICU to fill out papers and go over our discharge instructions but then? Then?? Then we get to go home - all THREE of us!!!
When this all began the doctor told us to plan on a 4-6 week NICU stay and today is exactly 4 weeks - the time has simultaneously flown by and dragged on but we, obviously, can't wait to bring him home!
I'll hopefully get some new pictures up soon since he'll be home and won't have any wires or tubes attached to him - lol...
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