The past couple days have been a bit slow and a little surreal and nostalgic for me. Ned continues to do well. We are working on getting him back up to full feeds which we should reach that goal by tomorrow afternoon. The home health equipment company will be delivering the feeding pump we will take home on Tuesday and we'll be trained on how to use that specific piece of equipment. I'm not sure if we'll leave here on Tuesday or Wednesday, but they are projecting one day or the other! They also hope to get Ned on bolus feeds pretty quickly which means that we'll pump him full of food over like 30 minutes then he'll have 2.5 hours where he is completely wireless!! At the moment, the only cord which remains is the feeding tube so he feels so free to me, it's amazing! When I went to pick up my friends new little girl the other day I felt so awkward because I wasn't sure what to do with my free hand that didn't need to be managing cords while lifting....I felt so incapable of holding a normal baby....I think I'll get used to it though.
I'm sure some of you remember that I mentioned meeting a girl named Kelly who was pregnant with a little boy, Charlie, who had been diagnosed prenatally with CDH and a heart condition. Charlie was born last Friday and has done pretty well over the weekend. They hope to perform his CDH repair on Tuesday if things continue to go well. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Kelly is having a really difficult time at the moment and hasn't slept in 4 days.
Happy mothers' day to everyone...I'm going to celebrate mothers' day later this week when we're all together....FINALLY. Who can believe that this time next week I'll be home with both my boys? I love you all!
Betsy, Travis, Jack & Ned
PS- If anyone is looking for a night of good clean fun....please purchase and play "Cranium"....I have laughted my head off playing tonight!