(parts taken from my journal)
The 12 days that Rhys spent in the NICU seemed like weeks. I remember when we
had Ryder how hard I thought going to the NICU was. WOW it is so much more difficult this
time around. I wanted to be there 24/7but was lucky if I could make it down for one feeding.
Of course it was NEVER enough. And of course the days were filled with insurance issues, sick
kiddos at home, my incision getting infected and opening back up. Every day I was in the NICU
I would hope and pray for the good news that Rhys was going home. It is so frustrating....
each nurse did things very different some would feed him through his feeding tube with out even
trying to bottle feed him, some told me nursing was out of the question until he came home.
Saturday 3/11/11 we thought Rhys would be coming home......sadly it didn't happen. So on
Sunday I went down not expecting anything good. When the Dr. rounded I was thrilled when they said we were going home today!!! I quickly called Jeff who put the other boys down for naps and called his sister to come sit here so he could be there to help take Rhys home!
Outside the hospital all ready to go!!
The boys were so excited to FINALLY have there baby home. It has been a whirlwind few weeks for them. For the most part they have adapted very well. Being VERY patient!