Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy 4 Week Birthday!

Caydence is 4 weeks old today!!! Yippee!!! And today the nurses told us that Caydence should be able to come home in a few days (still no exact date). They increased her Digoxin last night and they wanna watch her for a couple days to make sure she is still stable on her meds, but after that she should be able to come home.

They also told us they want us to feel comfortable putting in her feeding tube before they send her home. I had put it in twice before and Josh had done it once. So today I did it again and this time I did it without the nurses help! I am actually very proud of myself for doing it so well. I think I am fairly comfortable with it now; and she didn't cry this time either, but you could tell she was uncomfortable.

Tomorrow they want us to bring in her car seat so they can do a car seat trial with her. I guess what they do is put her in the car seat for an hour while she is hooked up to the monitors and make sure the seat position doesn't affect her heart rate or oxygen intake. If it does, then they need to send her home in a car bed in which she can lay down while in transport.

Now Josh and I are frantically running around trying to get the house ready for her. We can't wait til she's home!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on putting in the tube by yourself. I couldn't be happier for you. Maybe you will have your little peanut home before the weekend!