Monday, November 24, 2008

Heading that way...

So...WE'RE GOING HOME! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! The plan is to spend the night in the hospital on Tuesday night and head home on Wednesday if all goes well. We're so excited and a bit scared, I guess. Blair will still be on oxygen and breathing treatments, so we do have a few things to learn between now and then. She is growing! She weighs 6 pounds 10 ounces now. We got to start breastfeeding on Saturday. That is going well, so I'm excited. Pumping is such a huge time commitment, so I hope that soon I won't have to as much. We pray that we can get home and that God is with us as we go it alone -- well, at least without our nurses who have become like family!

In other news.... My brother John was tackled (helmet to ribs) while diving for an onside kick during the football game on Friday night. He has a second degree liver laceration and is in ICU at the Medical Center. He got two pints of blood and some plasma yesterday. The doctors are watching his hemoglobin counts to see if they will have to do further treatment. If needed, they can do an arterial procedure to try to clot any bleeds. Right now though, he is just under observation. I think he feels ok. They have him on pain medicine that makes him itch, so they give him benadryl, and he's out. Please pray for his recovery as well.

We have had a big weekend, to say the least. I haven't been able to post, because my internet has been down in my RMH room, but I'll try to do better when we get home! Thanks for your continued prayers.

4 comments:

Jen O'Daniel said...

Ashlee - I'm soooooo happy for your "Heading Home" news! Wow, you will always remember this Thanksgiving... and all that love Blair will stand with you and be so very thankful!

I'm also so sorry to hear about your brother - please keep us updated on his progress. He, too, will be in our prayers.

jana said...

What a FABULOUS thanksgiving day you will have at your house! Praying for John...and for ALL of you!

Julia said...

Oh my gosh! What great news is this. I know you will be a little scared, but you guys have already proven to be such wonderful, loving, and devoted parents and I know Blair will do well.

I am so sorry to hear about John. If it is not one thing, it is another. As always, your family will be in my prayers!

Marie said...

Congratulations!!! So many blessings to be thankful for! I will pray that the breastfeeding will continue to progress well also. You've already done such an amazing job for her with pumping! Try not to be too nervous about going home. It will be a wonderful Homecoming! We'll be praying for you and all your family!