Thursday, March 31, 2011
Dylan Gets to Come Home!!
I have to say, I'm totally excited that we will be able to FINALLY bring Dylan home Saturday. It's been 5 weeks of worry, fear, tears, happiness and now joy. He will still have his feeding tube (you can see it in the pic), but Friday night, the hubby and I are staying overnight, and learning how to insert the tube if he pulls it out, which is quite common. He's supposed to take in a certain amount of noms, but is only doing about half via the bottle, so we have to gavage the rest through the tube, which I've done with him for the past 3 weeks, so that's no problem. It's the tube insertion that will be odd for me to do, but it's what he needs, and having him home will be worth it!
He will most likely still be on his feeding schedule of every 3 hours, so I'm going to try my best to follow it. My parents are flying in Sunday, so I'm so grateful that we can spend the time with Dylan at home, instead of limiting their time with him if we had to drive up to the hospital 2-3 times a day like we've been doing. I'm going to try to call my oldest boy again today to let him know his little brother is going to be coming home, as he's about to head to Florida with his dad's family this weekend.
Words just cannot describe how excited I am right now! Our lives are about to get blissfully hectic, and I cannot wait! Have a great weekend everyone!!
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written by Cheryl Chamberlain at 9:28 AM