Friday, January 11, 2008

January 11th, 2008

Carver has been dismissed from the hospital and is now in my hotel room. The hospital gave me a brand new stroller to use (right out of the box). They gave me formula, bottles, diapers and wipes. They arranged for delivery of oxygen to my hotel and had an oximeter and portable oxygen brought to the hospital room. The car that I have rented came right off the car lot - 13 miles on it. How nice is that? I don't have to worry about any germs in the car or someone's leftover smoke. They even upgraded my car to a full sized - 4 door at no extra cost. I don't have a baby bed for Carver in my room. The laundry basket wasn't big enough - he's over 14 lbs, now. ha! Anyway, I made him a little nest in my bed and he'll just have to snuggle with me for the next few nights. He's such a good baby. He's slept through the night since he came home from the hospital. He goes to bed around 7:00pm and wakes up around 6:00am. The only time I have to get up is when he knocks his cannula out and de-sats. However, he seems to do pretty good for quite a while after knocking it out. I'm sure he'll be off oxygen sometime this summer for sure if not earlier.

Kinnick is doing good after her surgery. She's been acting like she has a little cold every since she got her RSV shot. The hospital did a CBC yesterday and her white cell count was up. However, today they did another CBC and her white count had come back down. So, maybe she's getting better. She is scheduled for her big eye surgery Monday at 9:30am. Dr. Trese is going to do the surgery. It seems like he always does the big surgeries. He is the top guy in the country - possibly the world. So, we're in good hands. He perfected the surgery that he is doing and trains others all over the world. I'm told that they are going to try to release us to go home the next day if all goes well. Otherwise, it is possible that Kinnick will be released to my hotel and we'll have to go into the office for a check-up within a week. That would not be fun. I guess we'll deal with that when the time comes.

We're doing good and looking forward to going home. Hopefully we'll be home on Tuesday.

Neva, I just want to thank you for all of your help with my insurance questions and the child care question. Thank you!

Thank you for all of your prayers.


Yani (Samudra's Mom) said...

Dear Shanon, my husband, I & baby Sam are so pleased to hear the progress with your babies. Unfortunately, we can relate to the quick decisions and emotional trials that you, your husband and babies are going through. Something similar to what our baby Sam has gone through. Our prayers and best wishes to you all. Keep the faith & keep us posted !


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that Carver is doing so well and that Kinnick seems to be getting better. We are praying that you'll be home soon! I admire you so much, Shanon! You are such a great mom, doing everything in your power to help your children! And you're welcome about the insurance and child care help. We all have to help each other as much as we can!

Just to keep you updated & for others who might want to know... I finally got some Medicaid answers. Although Medicaid usually covers micropreemies for a full year, it is not guaranteed. I guess they qualify for Medicaid because they have SSI. So, technically when SSI stops, Medicaid stops also. The SSI people tell me they reevaluate every 2 months, but I'm not sure they really do because nothing has changed within that time for us to stop the SSI, but oh well.

If I find out anything else, I'll let you know! Keeping you in our prayers!