Friday, October 2, 2009

We're going home!

What a freaking rollercoaster. So after we got the news that Dr. Sood had changed his mind and resigned ourselves to staying for the weekend or even beyond, our luck changed. The PA from neurosurgery came back and said Dr. Sood decided to let us go after all. He would have liked Julia to be free from fever for a day but realized that this could go on for awhile. We could have left today but by the time we got the news it was close to 3pm and we couldn't get home in time to set up a meeting with the home health nurse to get her at-home Vancomycin started. So the discharge order is in the system to be effective at 5am tomorrow. She'll get her 6am dose which takes an hour to administer and then we hit the road. We'll be home in time to meet the nurse at our house at noon and in time for Daniel's birthday! Woohoo!

Julia had another good day and worked really hard during PT and speech. The physical therapist thinks she'll be back in shape in no time. She still can not stand on her own or walk but is gaining more strength by the day. We also went for a walk around the hospital while Julia rode in a wagon. She was wearing the hat that Elaine and Sophie sent her last week (along with a cute purse)...she loves it! And her hair didn't look TOO crazy, which was a nice benefit.


We are so relieved to be leaving tomorrow...let's just hope nothing happens to jinx things. And I get to be home for my baby's first birthday which is just the icing on the cake.

7 comments:

Twinkies2x said...

Big bucks, no whammies. WOO FREAKIN HOO!!

baby trevor's mommy said...

Oh honey I'm SO happy! What a God thing!

Although...we won't get to hug after all! In person anyway...

((((hugs)))

...danielle

Laura said...

YES!!! So happy for you guys!

Jackson's Blog said...

YAY! I thought he might change his mind after you questioned! Great news! Have a safe trip HOME! Julia really looks great!

aylwardsinead said...

Yay. Glad you are going home.

Ang. said...

SOOOOOOOO glad you're going home! Things are about to get much, much better.

blogzilly said...

No better feeling in the world than those first few minutes in the car when it finally sinks in that you are homeward bound.