OK, I'm using an exclamation point now...just one. Willow had a good night. The paleness and slow heart rate didn't amount to anything. She was really fussy and we were getting worried but then she took the hugest poop ever and I think that was the problem. She's been feeding well, sleeping well and so far everything is on track. They're talking tomorrow for discharge. Josh and my mom are coming down today after work. My dad is in Minnesota right now.
The other good news of the day is that Willow's doctors decided her blood pressure issue is under control enough now that she doesn't have to go see the pediatric nephrologist (kidney specialist) anymore. Before she was supposed to be discharged the first time, they said she did; they even made the appointment and everything. But now it's been cancelled. I'm glad!
The not-so-good news of the day is that Willow has to go home on an apnea monitor. They've rented one for us. Someone is supposed to be coming to train me on how to use it today. From what I've heard so far, they're a pain in the butt, because 99% of the alarms are false alarms, and they're super loud-apparently even more obnoxious than the monitors here in the NICU. But supposedly she only has to be on it when she's sleeping or in her car seat or anytime we're not watching her. So we'll see. I'm a little bummed about that, but if that's what it takes to get Willow home, I'm all for it! I guess I might appreciate the peace of mind as well.
I was organizing Willow's stuff today and I found three new books, still in the B. Dalton bag. I don't know who bought them for her, but thanks to you, whoever you are! Throughout Willow's NICU stay, gifts have just appeared by her bedside. People are so thoughtful. It has meant a lot to us. Not to mention all the gifts that friends and family have sent. It seems like every day there's something for Willow in our mailbox.
Here's a shot of the Landmark. Luxury with a capital L!
Oh, by the way, poor Suby is totaled. D'oh! Oh well. I care very little about that right now. Nothing is a big deal when compared to Willow's homecoming!
Congratulations to my old friend Brooke, who gave birth to her second daughter, Sadie, a few days ago! She's beautiful! www.babyspins.blogspot.com
This blog follows the adventures of Lindsay, Josh and Willow Jenson. It started in 2008 as my pregnancy blog, then when our daughter was born 14 weeks early in February 2009 it morphed into a medical blog as she spent her first 105 days in the NICU. Now, thankfully, it's basically a run-of-the-mill new parent blog.