Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Almost four months AND.....

It looks like (hold breath, cross fingers, say a prayer)..... Ezekiel should be going home Monday!! Don't say it too loud-- someone may hear and then it could be all ruined. I'm not a superstitious person, really at all. But it has been months and months of, "You can go home in just 2 or 3 weeks". So when you hear that over and over it's hard to believe it could actually happen. But it looks like we are almost there!

Friday we have our CPR class, and tonight we are going to buy a carseat. Tomorrow they will teach us how to take care of his feeding tube and how to mix his milk. We're working on going home! So exciting! I can't believe it.

Of course this all happened because an optamologist came to look at his eyes again, and they are looking better! As of now, they don't think he will need eye surgery! We are so thankful. Thank you all for your prayers!!!!! I can't believe the end of the NICU is almost in sight. On December 4th it will have been four months.

I'm not sure exactly how much he weighs today, because they keep telling us in grams. So he is 3110 grams. That's somewhere above 6.5 and somewhere below 7lbs.

He's breastfeeding well. My milk has 22 calories per ounce we found out (average is 20), so they are removing some of the extra calories they've been putting in. I'm glad about that. We're breastfeeding 3 times a day, and the rest are tube feedings (with one bottle feed). He doesn't have the strongest suck yet, so I'm hoping it will get stronger... you can pray for that if you're looking for specifics. :)

Alllrighty well we gotta head out to target. I miss you all.


Goldie said...

oh i'm delighted with you!!!

Just think, he will be home with you for Christmas!!!!!!!

saying a prayer...

Aaron, Sarah, and Emily Walter said...

YYAAAAYYY!!!! I hope everything continues to go well for you this weekend! Something about the NICU makes ya a little superstitious....Some of the nurses I work with now say (instead of going home on Monday), they'll say you're going to the zoo on Monday, so it doesn't get jinxed....weird, but whatever.....anyways! You guys go get a special dinner together before he comes home-it might be awhile before you get another one of those w/out a high chair, diaper bag, toys, milk, etc.... :)

Luanne in Ohio said...


You're going home soon! Hooray!!!!! There could be no better Thanksgiving present for grandmas than to hear that!!!!

Bless you, little man!

Grandma in Ohio

Nathan and Aimee said...

We are so so happy for you all. Can't wait to see you! Happy Thanksgiving! The Arnolds

Steel City Knitter said...

YEA! Levi's rooting for you guys!

jenny mae. said...

gah what fantastic news!!!

Teresa said...

Are you going home today??? I keep checking your blog; I don't want to call you right now, it's awfully early. :)

Ezie's Grandma in KY ;-)