'cause you're comin' home!!!!
He passed his oxygen test yesterday. That's two weeks in a row. So now he's off of his cannula and at least as of last night, he was doing very well!! Tracey and I got the good news on our way back from Maine. We went directly to the hospital and spent some time with him. He looked great. Finally, we get to see him without any tubes on his face.
During the rest of our ride home, Tracey and I wondered when he might be able to come home. While we were visiting the doctor came to speak with us. If things go as planned, we'll have the best Christmas present ever! Yup, they'll send him home Christmas day! Isn't that awesome??!!!
We signed a consent form to have him get his MRI. That should be done sometime this week. We're anxiously optimistic about the outcomes of that and I hope we'll have it be the end of the week but we may not hear the results until early next week.
Tracey and I now have a laundry list of things we need to do to get him home. The NICU wants every parent to do an extended stay. This is when the parents stay with the baby at the hospital for a longer period of time, drawing up and giving all medications, taking care of the baby's needs, etc. They just want to be 100% sure that the parents are ready to have a baby who needs special attention at home. For Tracey and I, this will happen this Sunday. We'll pretty much spend the whole day there. We also have to get our car seat installed and finish getting the odds and ends we need to have him home.
We're very happy about this news. It's been a very long road. But it goes to show you that things change if you can just keep your head up and hang in there.