BUT through it all, he ate GREAT today. Ok, so technically he SNACKED great today but he snacked frequently and about 2oz at a time so by 7pm, he was only down about 20cc for the previous 12hours which is GREAT considering what all went on today. Hopefully, he will eat well through the night.
So we are down to the following:
I got Riley's prescriptions filled today. His great day nurse Pam brought up we should just take the Actigall he had prescribed because somehow he ended up with 3 bottles of it and it will just be thrown away. Doctor agreed it was ok, so in the bag o'goodies Actigall went. Score! (well...technically NOT a score since we pay for it either way but at least I didn't have to pay even MORE at the drugstore). So that just left Prevacid I had to have filled, which had to be compounded which meant it took longer than a typical prescription so I had to go back to get it. Fun stuff in the cold and rainy day but it's done now.
His eye appointment, developmental appointment, follow up at Duke, and Pediatrician appointments are all made.
He passed his hearing test today.
Circumcision is done.
We watched the 5 videos they require you to watch tonight, so that is done.
We "drew up" his meds today (prevacid, actigall and multi-vitamins) in the syringe and gave them to him. (have to show we can handle giving him his meds...we laughed).
We went over the supplies we need/they will send home with us like syringes and such.
so that just leaves his discharge labs in the morning and hopeful continued good eating and weight gain/maintenance through tonight and tomorrow and then he is OUTTA there on Thursday if that all goes well!!! Isn't that AMAZING?! I will be so excited to see his poor heels be cut free for a change. He has NEVER not had a multitude of little cuts on his heels from labwork. Hopefully, tomorrows stick will be the last for a while.
He doesn't have to take the carseat test since he wasn"t premature and is free of breathing issues, but I think I will take his seat inside tomorrow so we can adjust the straps if need be (he may not fit with them in their lowest setting now??? who knows) and then strap him in it inside and just carry him out since it's going to be cold that day. This is the first time since Sept 28 that his seat has been removed from it's place in my van. I will likely cry carrying it INTO the building, not to mention when it's carried out with HIM in it!!!
We do not have to room in with him at the hospital before discharge, so we will go home, get a good nights sleep (haha) and just go back that next morning to do all the paperwork and whatnot and pack up his room. I'm not packing up a darn thing till the time is upon us as I don't want to jinx anything!!! I even washed all his dirty clothes last night/this morning and took them right back in today.
But it really seems like going home is imminent for this week. Everyone we see comments that we are going home and that once they make the pediatrician appointment, it's pretty much a done deal. So....as always, I'll keep you posted.
The eating champ:
Praying for his newly snipped pee-pee to stop hurting :o)
Oh, by the way, Riley has found his hands AND knows how to blow bubbles now.