15 hours ago
Sunday, May 18, 2014
A NICU Baby at Home
We have successfully completed one week of all being at home together. Like most typical families it has been filled with cuddles and feedings and sleepless nights.
Going from the NICU to being home is an interesting experience. They don't call it instensive care for nothing. Now, we're home fending for ourselves. WE don't have a 24/7 care and advice line. WE're still adjusting and having a hard time letting go. In the hospital, they charted everything - diaper weight, feeding quantity, temperature etc. We may or may not be keeping a similar chart.
Lest you think we've been completely cut off, we're not. We had an adventurous trip to the pediatricians office. Everything is a little more difficult with an oxygen tank. There is also a program that sends a nurse to your house to check in and make sure that Joshua is developing properly. I am so grateful.
Because Joshua's immune is fragile, we've mostly been hunkering down. WE are having a lot of fun with our little man.