Saturday, August 30, 2008

Moving on up...well, ok technically its down

We did it! We made it out of the NICU! And as Heather wrote in my comments, its much quieter in the NICU. I was so excited to hear that Lucas had made it out. I was at home with Joshua and couldn't wait to come up and see him whenever. But it wasn't as pleasant as I had hoped. As many of you know, I am a control freak and I like to plan and be as organized as possible. When I got to the floor, it was all new to me and a tad scary. When I walked into Lucas' room, his roomy was just wailing non stop. everything was out of order and confusing. I just broke down. Going from a private room for Josh and I and Lucas having a quiet private room to this craziness, was just too much. And to add to the mayhem, there was no place to cry in peace either.

After about an hour, I was fine and back to normal. I guess I knew that would happen. I organized the room, learned where everything was and settled in. Lucas is just an angle....all the time. I told you he would be mellow. He just sleeps all the time and when he does cry, its the most pathetic, sweet baby cry. (Not like his roomy. Honestly, he sounds like a dying cat!)

I also got to dress him again last night. I brought some more clothes from home. I got a little tiny outfit at Lucas' shower. It was a preemie size and it looked like it could fit a doll. We never thought that it would fit him. Well, it does. its the perfect fit. I don't know where the kid puts his weight. He is 6 1/2 pounds of nothing.

Anyway, the good news is that he is on his way out this joint. :) As long as he continues to feed well through his g-tube and we can start oral feeds, and nothing else jumps out then we can make our way home!! To think that we might all be a family soon is just awesome! Its going to be so hard and so great all at the same time!


Montefusco Family said...

Sorry about the dying cat roomie but I am happy to hear that he is getting closer and closer to the exit door of Childrens! I hope that things continue to progress. My prayers are (as always) with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your big step forward! That's great news. Make sure you speak up around there....being on the floor can be a bit more relaxed when it comes to the nursing staff!

Rebekah Moore said...

what a cutie in his own clothes! i'm glad he's making even more progress! you're almost home!!

Samantha said...

Just wanted to say Congrats to mving out of ICU. I think about you both everyday. Were still praying for your family.