Saturday, June 14, 2008
We are Home
Grayson is HOME. He got to leave the NICU on Monday morning around 10 a.m. Since then we've been busy trying to get adjusted to life at home and get in a routine. He initially had fluid in his lungs and a chance of infection. The fluid cleared up after a few days on it's own. The infection disappeared...if there even was one in the first place. (They were concerned because I spiked a fever during delivery). Then his issue was his oxygen level. It kept dipping down too low. So...they ended up doing and upper g.i. test and figured out he has reflux. When the reflux comes up, his reaction is to hold his breath, causing the oxygen dips. They put him on zantac, observed him a few more days then finally sent him home with us. It was a long 9 nights that he was in there, and it is great to be done with all that and be home as a family.
He had to leave the hospital in a car bed - not a car seat - and has to avoid anything that puts his body in a "c" shape (swings, bouncy seats, slings, etc., - basically anything that would make my life easier at this point). He failed his car seat challenge in the NICU - where he has to sit in the car seat for 2 hours without his oxygen dipping. Within 5 minutes he dipped. So now he lays flat in the car til we have some follow ups with the pulmonolgist.
That's all I have time for at the moment...but wanted to give an update and some pics. More to come in next few days as I have time about labor and all the rest.