Wednesday, November 21, 2007

On the move!

When Tracey was visiting with Colby yesterday, she was told that Colby is moving to Special Care! The plan was to move him sometime last night. We've been told from our first day that we wanted to work towards moving out of the NICU and into the Special Care Unit. I'm not sure if technically they're both part of the NICU or not, but I'm sure that the doctors and nurses who read this blog will correct me when I'm in there today. haha
I can't tell you what this move has done for our spirits. Not like we were down or anything, but yesterday Tracey was in the best mood than I've seen her in a long time. We've been told for so long that this was a goal to reach for and look .....we've made it. Colby's made it!
As I understand......and I'll learn more as time goes by....but special care is still 24/7 care, but less insense than the NICU. The Special Care foom is right next to the NICU. There's just a sliding glass door between the two. The babies in there are more stable and it's within this room that we will learn more about how to care for Colby once he comes home. I'm not sure if he'll still be in his incubator or not. There are other babies in there who are in somewhat normal cribs. It would be wonderful to be able to hold his hand, touch him and peer in without having to do so though little doors in his incubator.
I did stay away from the NICU yesterday and was in bed by 8:30 last night. I was just wiped. However I feel much better today having gotten a good night's rest. So I'll head into the hospital after my appointments today and check out Colby's new home.
I've got a busy day ahead of me so I'm going to keep this posting short.

7 comments:

Cynthia said...

Congratulations! That is a really big step! And you guys will really get to feel like you're more involved now. Definitely a more "hands on" environment. I was so happy when our daughter moved from the NICU to Special Care, although (sorry to say) I found it harder to leave her at the end of the day when she was in Special Care. I guess because we had so much more contact, it was harder (for me) to pull away and go home. Anyway, keep up the good work, Colby!

Lorna said...

Yaaaayyyy Colby! What a super duper Thanksgiving gift :) It's a giant step, it feels good when things keep moving in the right direction. Have a great holiday.

Betsey said...

Yeah Colby! This must the greatest holiday gift.

Amanda said...

Rock on Colby!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Scott and Tracy!!! That is the best news!!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!
Love, Mary and Hannah

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! That is great news!!! That's one step closer to coming home!!! :D Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you guys. and so proud of little Colby!!!

Way to go Colby!!!

Love,
Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!! Go Colby!!Cognratulations!! What a great day -- so much to be thankful for !Happy Thanksgiving to you all

love,
Erin, Felipe & Julia