I came in this morning with the high hopes that we'd be strollin' on outta here around noon, waving good-bye to everyone and sayin' "see ya soon!"...sooo not what happened.
In all fairness, my hopes weren't dashed right away, they took awhile!
I chatted with Rose (Mr.B's day Nurse) about how well he was doing and that we were headed out today. B and I had a good play on the mat in his room and I put him back into his crib for his 11 am feed (I figured there was no point taking him home till after his feed to make my life easier). He was about 3/4 through his feed when Dr.Volmiero and Sheena (NP extraordinaire) came in to go through the discharge.
Sheena gave me all of his updated sheets and all of us new appointments that she scheduled and such. As we were going through this Dr.V was chatting and playing with B and asked him if he wanted 'up'. Now Dr.V is one of our favourites for many reasons but one of them is that she's the Dr. that B's had the most out of anyone in this hospital, she knows us, she knows B. She picked B up and he started to pitch a fit!
|So much love and healing|
|lounging in Momma's lap|
So adding two and two meant that he'd now had two feeds he most likely couldn't tolerate. Dr.V and I went round and round about possibilities about still taking him home by spacing out the feeds again and such but about the third time we talked about it she felt he'd just do better here. I realized too that I was digging my heels in wanting to go home and in reality, we're already here and he can be watched 24/7. It's simply just easier all around to stay in and deal with it all now.
Here we are! We've gone back to running the feeds over 2 hrs and that seems to be working well (one and a half feeds in). He was apparently very snuggly and would not let his Nurse Allison leave his side after I left this afternoon (not typical B but maybe he just felt Ali needed extra love...don't tell Sarah, remember the pout from a few days ago?). He was in good spirits tonight when I got here and we had a good play and such. He did a big pain scream when Allison picked him up into a seated position though so it really begs the question of how uncomfortable his intestines really are at times.
|"I love you so much BB"|
The moral of the story? Onwards we go, if we need to be here then here we are. There is still an end in sight, it's just a bit further then it was 24 hrs ago.
The big boys were certainly disappointed (although I was very careful to say he 'might' come out today) and it certainly does make our day to day more difficult but we are in the swing of things now...I got this.
I need to also say a Thank you to Linda F., a reader that we've never met from Ontario who always has something nice to say. Thank you for your gift in the mail today, it was a surprise and simply so very kind.
Also a Thank you for the entertainment given by Sarah and Allison tonight...I needed the laugh ;)
From Our Home (Hospital Room) To Yours...