Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pack your bags Colby....

("What??!!! I'm going home??!!!!")
("So mom, tell me more about my new room.....")

'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.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! I have goose bumps and I am tears just ready to flow. God has blessed your family. Take care and have the most Merry Christmas there ever was!

Michelle said...

What an great Christmas present!! I'm so happy for you and Tracey and your whole family!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!!! And Merry Christmas!!!! Hooray!!!

I love all of the pics, and the titles you gave them make them that much better! Hahahaha!

Cynthia said...

what great news!! I am so happy for you! Enjoy this very special time!!

Anonymous said...

That is such GREAT news!!! We are so happy for you!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! What a great present!!!

Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia

Have a great rooming in!!! :D

Anonymous said...

Such great news! I'm so happy for you. Thank-you for sharing your joy.

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott and Tracey, We are so happy for you!!! What a wonderful way to end the year! Colby is such a beautiful boy, and the two of you enjoy every second with him!!! I cried when you said he was coming home…god bless you and your beautiful family. Merry Christmas, and have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
All our love, Mary and Hannah
P.S. I told your mom I have a extra car seat base…I will give it to her on Tuesday for you.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, I am so happy for your family!!!! Super Colby is finally going home. The best gift ever!!! The next few days will be full of emotions, the start of a new chapter, the ending of a different chapter. Enjoy every single moment. Tis' the snuggle a Colby :)

nancy said...

Outstanding!!! Simply fabulous news. Can't wait until we can all welcome Colby HOME. :)