Friday, January 7, 2011

Coming Home

When Noah was 7 weeks old he was able to come home. We knew it was going to be tough, as Noah pretty much needed 24 hr care. Also 2 nights before Noah was due to come home he started crying for the first time. At first we were happy to see this change... but we would very soon be wishing we hadn't. So with what felt like half the hospital in our car we said goodbye to KEMH. We had all sorts of different equipment (NG tubes, syringes, tape, PH indicator strips, kangaroo pump for overnight feeds, kangaroo sets for the pump, suction unit, thickening powder for his formula, medication......) we had a lot of stuff to get used to. It was very daunting bringing Noah home but it was also a relief knowing we wouldn't have to go into the hospital everyday.

When we got home we showed Noah around and introduced him to "Jack" our cat of 12 years. Jack gave him the head but of approval. It was really surreal bringing Noah home and having him in bassinet and nursery. This really was so different to how we imagined things would be. At this point Noah would sleep pretty much all day then he would wake and start to get uncomfortable with stiff arms and legs. He would cry for hours and hours, but only at night.

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