Sunday, August 9, 2009

The nurse said "Home"

Zoey really has done unbelievably well! It really amazes me how strong she is. She hasn't even needed any pain meds all day today-and she had heart surgery 4 days ago! Geez...I had a baby 2 weeks ago and I am still taking pain meds! She also hasn't needed oxygen today either. She makes leaps and bounds of improvements every day!

We are becoming more and more comfortable with her feeding tube. It really isn't as bad as it looks. Adam even took her old one out and put the new one in. It does make it easier for giving her meds! She has to drink 55 ml of milk every 3 hours. She drank 5 ml today at her 2:00 pm feeding(the rest goes in her feeding tube,) 21 ml at 5:00 pm, ALL 55 ml for her 8:00 and 11:00 pm feeding. If she keeps eating good we will be taking out the feeding tube soon!

So because she is way ahead of schedule, the nurse said they will possibly be sending us home tomorrow! If not tomorrow it will be on Tuesday! She has received such great care up here, but we are sure excited to go home!


They took the dressing off of her incision today. We were a little surprised of how big it was. She is going to have a nice scar! The little red mark on the bottom is from the drainage tube.

Proof she drank her bottle! :)

Mommy got one of Daddy holding her sleeping too!

She had to practice going home by sitting in her car seat for as long as it takes for us to drive home. They did this to monitor her oxygen levels to make sure the incline of the car seat won't harm her. She did great! Looks like she is ready to head home too! She is even holding the car seat straps like she is ready for takeoff!

14 comments:

Speed Reader said...
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Angela C said...

Awesome! Awesome! AWESOME!!!! We are so excited for you!!! Yay!

MARK & CHRISTY said...

Rach.. YAHOO!! That is so awesome! She is a doll! So so cute. I hope you do get to come home today!!:)

Em said...

Oh my gosh! What great news!!! Please let us bring you dinner when you get home. Just name the day and time :) I can't believe what a strong little fighter she is! How exciting!

Cheryl Winkel said...

I am so happy for you. She is doing so outstanding. I love the close up of her with her tube. She is darling. She looks so tiny sitting in her carseat. Before you know it, you'll look at her and wonder how she could have ever been so little.

Kylee said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Whoooooo Hoooooo! :D So excited, and really really glad she's doing so WELL!

Jena said...

Woo Hoo! So Amazing, what a strong girl!

We are so happy for you guys!

Christina said...

How exciting that she is continuing to recover so well! I hope you get home soon.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina
Jacob's Momma

Holly said...

Rachel that is awesome! Honestly your blog makes me want to cry, i love it!

shelese said...

Yippee! That is so exciting. That scar is bigger than I thought it would be too. I can't believe how awesome she is doing. It makes me so so happy for you! It will be so great having her at home! Oh by the way...her carseat is super cute! Addisen has been sick, but once we are better I would love to come bring you guys dinner and meet the little darling!

Shayner and Ern said...

great!! I am excited for you guys

Tiffanie said...

I can't believe that she is doing so well and ready to come home! I keep thinking what a visiting teacher needs to be doing for you right now, so give me some ideas:)I have a meal planned and will think of soemthing to keep you busy as well. You will realize quickly that newborns are sweet but not the most entertaining:)

Holly said...

Congrats! She's so cute!!

Carissa said...

Such an amazing baby! Congrats on her progress.