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.