Thursday, January 28, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Yesterday the nurses removed Caeden's drainage tube from his side. It was so nice to be able to hold him without this big bulky tube in the way. The only wires left connected to Caeden and the machine were the wires that take his heart rate and oxygen level. Therefore, we asked the nurse if we could remove the sensors and hold him by the bedside and she agreed to that and we absolutely loved it.

Also, yesterday they finally weighed and measured Caeden. He weighed 8.5 lbs and was 22 inches long. It confirmed our suspicions that he had grown while in the hospital.

We were finally discharged from the hospital today around 3:00 pm! We were so excited and couldn't wait to get back home. On the way home we had to pick up some medicine for Caeden from the pharmacy. A home care nurse will be coming to our house tomorrow morning to help administer the antibiotic through his Broviac central line. Also, the nurse will show us how to take care of the central line because these are prone to infections and can be very serious if it gets infected.

By the way, there was a funny story that occurred a couple of days ago that we have yet to post about. I was sound asleep and Denae had gotten up to feed Caeden. Denae decided to change Caeden's diaper before feeding him and proceeded to do so. I was immediately awoken when I heard Denae scream and gasp which caused me to jump out of bed. My first thought was that Denae had dropped Caeden on the floor. However, I heard Denae start to laugh shortly thereafter. Denae informed me that Caeden had started to pee on her which startled her because this was the first time that he had done so. I have experienced this more than once because I think Caeden likes to pee on his Dad. In the end everything was okay and I went back to bed and Denae proceeded to feed Caeden.


  1. So happy for the 3 of you and of course everyone else. The relief you feel, we feel here in Texas. He looks wonderful and so do you and sweet Denae. We love you guys!

  2. OH denae I had no idea! I am so sorry you have to go through this. He is darling and I hope everything goes okay now.