I am so grateful that Cayden has done as well as he has, but our homecoming (when it finally does happen) will not be as idyllic as I imagined. In addition to the normal new baby joys of constant feedings, dirty diapers, and sleep deprivation, we'll be dealing with home oxygen, tubes, wires, medication, supplements, fortifiers, and a constant fear of germs that could send Cayden straight back to the hospital.
I try not to get too overwhelmed thinking about what life is going to be like after he comes home. I'm sure we'll manage. We'll just continue taking things one day at a time until all of the oxygen, tubes, wires, medications, supplements, fortifiers, and constant fear of germs are nothing but memories.
They finally decided to start Cayden on Prevacid today to help with his reflux. He also got another monthly shot of Synagis to help protect him against RSV. And to celebrate his supposed-to-be birthday, Cayden tipped the scale at 7 whole pounds tonight! (Technically, he was 6 lbs. 15.7 oz., but that rounds up to 7 pounds, right?)
|THEN-2 lbs. 0 oz. (The day after he was born, 11/20/10)|
|NOW-7 lbs. 0 oz. (The day he was supposed to be born, 2/28/11)|