Sunday, February 10, 2008

Home At Last

He's home! After almost 5 weeks in the NICU, we finally have our son home. We are so thrilled and excited to start our lives together as a family. We are planning Jackson's Homecoming Party for next Sunday, February 17th. We will post the details again as we did last time. In the meantime, check out our Flickr site as we've posted some new pics.

We can't wait for you to meet our little guy!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

False Alarm

After getting everything set to bring Jackson home today, it didn't happen. For the past few days Jackson has been taking every feeding like a pro, eating anywhere from 65-85 cc's every 3-4 hours, thus giving the doctors the confidence to send him home. Today, however, was a different story. He struggled through his 9am feeding and didn't wake up for his noon feeding, so they put the feeding tube back in. After getting some much needed rest, he rocked his 3pm feeding today and ate 85 cc's again. Because of today's events, the hospital staff want to take a bit more time to observe him and make sure he's really ready to come home.

Obviously, we are a bit disheartened and discouraged, especially because we were gearing up to have our boy come home with us today. We don't honestly know when he'll be able to come home. It could be in a couple days or a couple more weeks - we really have no idea. In the meantime, we're postponing "Jackson's Homecoming Party" until further notice. When we know more information, we'll let you know.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Almost Four Weeks Old

Has it really been four weeks since our little man entered the world?! Not much has changed since our last update. Jackson is continuing to improve each day. In the past couple days he has been taking his full feedings from the bottle. This is the main thing we have been waiting for. We have a Family Conference scheduled for 2:00pm on Tuesday with his doctor, the physical therapist, nurses, and social worker to discuss what needs to happen in order to bring him home. Hopefully this means he'll be home by Tuesday or Wednesday.

If everything continues as hoped, we are planning a "Homecoming" Party for Sunday, February 10th, so anyone who can make it can come meet our little guy. Look for more details in this next week.