Thursday, April 2, 2009

Unfortunately.....


Well, we are very disappointed that we will not be going to the floor anytime soon. When we got to the hospital today we found our little girl on regular nasal cannula!!! She is doing great and is even on 1 liter, tolerating bolus feeds and even nippled 9 cc first feed. So I strongly persuaded and fought hard and won---we are going home from the PICU tomorrow!!! Yes after two months, 8 1/2 weeks we are going home, it is very surreal and overwhelming, but I'm so excited.

The Attending on spooked me a little because he was hesitant to send Grace home, considering her history, but I know she will be fine and we could always come back if we need to. Plus there are several nurses who said that I could call them even at home if I need to. But really Gracie is doing great.

I'm sorry if this post is a little jumbled, I just can't believe we are bringing her home tomorrow!!

14 comments:

Hollie said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am SO glad that you talked them into letting her go straight home from the PICU. You will be able to give her the best care at home! I am so happy for you!
Good luck and farewell PICU life!
Hugs,
Hollie

Aimee Hardy said...

Oh hurray! I'm am so excited for you. It will be so wonderful to have your sweet little family all together under one roof again. Yay, yay, yay!

Holly Rader said...

Wow. That is so exciting. I am sooo glad you get to have your little one at home again.

The Lewis Family said...

Congrats! So excited for you guys :)
~C

Jamie G. said...

That is so awesome!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Btw, I am a Neel from Vegas, but currently live in Indy. I've known your husband since we were little. I don't comment much, but I follow Gracie's story all the time. So happy for you!!!

Karilynn said...

I love mom's who fight for their babies! Congrats to your fam. Gracie looks amazing. :o) Back to being a nurse 24/7!

Stacy said...

That is fantastic news! These babies do so much better at home. And there won't be all the contagious stuff around! Go Gracie!

Christina said...

Home, how wonderful!!! Congrats!

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina
Jacob's Momma

The Taylors said...

YEA for Grace! That is amazing, I bet you can't wait. I bet Grace will love it too. That is so nice you don't have to do the floor transition. GO GRACE!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! Love you guys!

Douglas Lai said...

Hallelujah! That is so exciting. I bet it will be so nice to have you're family back together and sleeping under the same roof.
BTW this is Erica not Doug posting. :)

Gina and the Gang said...

What GREAT News! I am so truly happy for you and your family. A new start in a new home with a "new" Grace. Have a wonderful trip home, and keep us posted on that cute pink baby!

emily and kevin griffin said...

that's so great! i can understand a bit more now how exciting that prospect of going home is! congrats!

Cammie said...

I keep looking for some pics of Gracie in her own bed, but I'm sure you're really busy. I'm happy she is home with you. No more daily trips to the hospital! Morgan must be loving it! Tell the girls I love them. I'll call you tonight.