Wednesday, June 3, 2009

So far so Good...(!)

Hi everyone,

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!


h.a.r said...

YAY!!! My brother had to come home on one of those monitors, and he was term. It's for her own good, and I don't think that we ever had the alarm go off "for real", so hopefully the same will go for Willow. Good Luck!

Chad Fluegge said...

I just read your update that is sooooooooo
Can't wait to hear that you are home.
your friends,
Chad, Jess' & Lil Sam

Nate said...

So pumped for you guys..welcome to the world of typing onehanded and not a whole lot of sleep! We wouldn't have it any other way though! Looking forward to hearing how willow likes her new big girl room!!

Your friends,
Lauren, Nate, Audrey &Ellen

jannahope said...

Just like you guys, I hate to be too excited, but this could actually be it this time! Hope so, I can't wait...

Farmer said...

Tomorrow...I'll exclamation point THAT! Go Willow Go!

Gary Rigelman said...

We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that tomorrow will be THE DAY WILLOW COMES HOME.
The Rigelmans

Burdick Boys said...

The apnea alarm may seem like a pain, but let me tell ya, even with term babies I was constantly looking at them to see if they were still breathing! An alarm may just give peace of mind, especially the first time she sleeps though a feeding at night. Man did that put the fear of God into me when I woke up and realized the baby didnt yet! Talk about rush to see if he was breathing!! She'll do great, and it wont last long.

Lisa D. said...

Lindsay, Josh and Willow,

I am so happy that things are going well with the room-in. We are cheering for Willow all the way!!! Keep us posted...the last few photos have been so cute I can't stand it!!!

Sleep well...

Katie Matzke said...

Willow is soooo cute! The picture a coupld of days ago with Josh holding her made me cry! She looks so fun and full of life! It's so amazing how fast she has grown the last few weeks. I can't believe she is already 7 #s. Sorry about your accident, Linds, and that your car is totaled. Any day now you will be home with your little girl!!!
Take care,