11:00am A great morning so far. Jacob was playful and giving me more smiles. Had some bowel and feeding issues but we have cleared those up now. Bloodwork was done again and his hemoglobin looks good meaning ........ drumroll please......... discharge today! As long as the afternoon feed goes well we can go. Today was the
first time Jacob nursed since the morning of the surgery. It felt so good to have him feeding normally again! He only still eats half of his usual but its a good start.
Swelling is still significant but slowly improving now.
Pain is ok for now and fever has been gone since last night.
His new nurse today is amazing. "So this is the little guy I keep hearing about....its so rare that BOTH eyes stay open and dont swell shut!"
I am a proud momma!
Next steps will be helmet moulding and checkup next Wed, then back the week after to pick up the helmet. Helmet therapy will last 4 months.
Today I feel is a new beginning. Finally I am looking forward to the months to come. The fear, saddness, and anxiety have been replaced with happiness, excitement, and hope. We will still have many challenges at home, but I know that Jacob will make ith through.
The lesson I have learned is that anything in life is possible. With a little hard work and surrounding yourself with the right people (supportive loved ones, excellent medical team), and a lot of faith, you can make miracles happen!
Your love means the world to us. I will make a few more posts once we are home. Hopefully the next few can be made in person soon!