Thursday, November 4, 2010

fabs: we're home!



home. so good to be home. but home also brings a whole new set of challenges and adjustments. the last few days in the NICU were a roller-coaster. they took the feeding tube out, which we were so excited about and we tried to do feedings without it for 24 hours. fabienne actually did quite well, but her diaper output was not satisfactory. so back in with the feeding tube. this felt like defeat. then there was mastitis. then there were indications we may be going home soon. then the mastitis got even worse [this makes for a very, very sick & exhausted mommy]. then the doctors did their rounds and i heard them talking about things they would check in 4-5 days. then there were tears. lots & lots of tears. then there were lots of meetings with doctors and we basically begged for them to let us go home. then there was training in how to change and use the NG tube. then we were finally, finally home. then there was an allergic reaction to the antibiotics for the mastitis [a really lovely rash]. so it's wonderful to be home. but we're a tad bit tired.

6 comments:

  1. marla - i am praising God for the strength he is giving you. you & justin & fabs are in my prayers continually. isaiah 42:28-31

    xoxo

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  2. being home with the babe is most wonderful thing. mastitis is so horribly awful. i couldn't believe how sick it made me too! hang in there momma. can't wait to meet that little peanut ;)
    xoxoxo -v

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  3. hope you're on the mend marla! hopefully home=restful and your adjustment goes smoothly!

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  4. sweet little fabs in her big chair!

    dear little fabs- i am so glad you are home. please be a good girl and eat like a champ! -xo- auntie manda

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  5. AWW MARLA SHE IS THE CUTEST EVER. CONGRATES HUN. I'M HERE FOR U OK. IF U NEED HELP OR ANYTHING. LOVE YOU 3.

    TASHA

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  6. Hi honey,
    I've been thinking of you all.
    Hang in there!
    I'm still here if there is any way I can help.
    love, Amy

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