Monday, July 14, 2008



God Willing, Jacob will be discharged from the hospital on Thursday! This is such exciting news and I can't wait to bring our baby home!

He is having his carseat test tonight and they are tying up some loose ends (last minute blood work, a renal ultrasound, scheduling follow-up appointments, etc.). I am doing my overnight tomorrow night and then the doctor wants me to stay home Wednesday to rest and gear up for his homecoming on Thursday.

He weighs 7 lb 8 oz today and is doing great with his feeds. His tube came out on Saturday night at 8 PM (he took it out himself!) and he has been feeding by mouth for almost 48 hours all on his own!

He will be home before my goal date of 7/23! It has been a long road and it is not over just because he is coming home. There will be many doctor's appointments and he will have to play catch up with his peers for the next two years, but hopefully in time it will all come together.

I also forgot to mention over the past couple of weeks that they no longer hear Jacob's heart murmur (his VSD) and they have decided that it has closed. They are not even going to do a follow-up echo because it was so small that the doctor thinks if we haven't heard it in that long that it has closed by itself (which it usually would have done by the time he was born anyway so that was right on schedule).

Hopefully, my next post will be an update on how he is doing now that he is home. I am going to keep this website up and running indefinitely so if you have been receiving updates you will continue to do so.

Thank you so much to all for the continued support and prayers. Our miracle baby is coming home!!!

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