After not sleeping the first night (well not very long), we all got much better sleep the next 2 nights. The main reason, Brinson slept through the night. Not one night but 2 nights in a row.
Today we had a big day.....why you ask? Well because we went out. Yes out. Whats the big deal?
To go out requires 3 systems (Oxygen, Feeding pump and Apnea alarm) to made portable, bring normal baby stuff and then of course get Brinson in the car (sort of new at all this). It turns out that it is not that bad even with all that extra stuff. Mommy was prepared with ostomy supplies and extra Neocate. Because I don't think we expected to be there till after 5pm. (roughly 5 hours out)
Our pediatrician is Dr. Rossell (nice lady and very quick to act)....it turns out Brinson has gained ~ 6oz since Tuesday....woowoo!. So the doctor is keeping everything the same. If it ain't broke don't fix it. She did see something "broken." Brinson has a tiny infection around her surgery site. The doctor (remember I said quick to act) calls Dr. Bloss (surgeon) and he agrees to look at it right now ( in 2 hours). So we go over to Women's hospital and wait.
Coincidently (*wink* *wink*) we ran into Sami and Laura (Noah's parents) and Auntie Tiffani while waiting.
After Dr. Bloss' inspection of the site (on the bench outside of the NICU). He agrees with Dr. Rossell and she is now on antibiotics. He was not really too worried about it. We will follow up next week hopefully when he is on our side of town. That guy really works hard and treats Brinson just like his own. He even gave her a little kiss on the forehead.
Is Brinson a flower? Watch out Anne Geddes!
Waiting for Dr. Rossell
Waiting for Dr. Bloss
Brinson is so excited about all the hub-bub! She catnapped all afternoon.
Here is Dr Bloss and Dr. Minkes, Brinson's Surgeons, seeing us off at the curb. Thanks guys for the great care. We will see you soon (Dr. Bloss) for Brinson's final surgery. Good luck with your new job Dr. Minkes.
This is mommy posting...First off let me say something. We finished her room this morning. I took some stills but decided the movie was the best. Enjoy!
On a side note: Thanks from the bottom of my heart to all the staff at Woman's Hospital for taking great care of our baby girl and boy. While today is a happy one, I will miss seeing my "favorite" people on a daily basis. I love you guys. Please keep in touch. We are always just a phone call or email away!
After nearly 6 months (Lisa in the hospital from Feb 25-March 9th, Cooper born on March 3rd and Brinson born on March 5th) Brinson is finally coming home. I can't tell you how excited we are....it is nearly indescribable. The closest analogy is the most scary rollercoaster but afterwards you love it.....
The hospital staff has been so gracious and wonderful throughout. I don't know how they do it. It takes very special people to take care of these fragile and strong-willed multi-million dollar miracles. And how do they take listen to the parents complain, I will never know. Thanks guys for being so patient with us, sharing and being so friendly.....it made being there so much easier. And most of all thanks for taking wonderful care of "THE BRINSON"
I will post photos of today after she gets home, but I can tell you as I am writing there has been a lot of hustle bustle this morning to get things ready for Brinson.
BTW Brinson even got her first phone call this morning from Grandfather in Trinidad.
And big thanks to southwest security/mobility team at Cisco, Mommy and Brinson received flowers as I am typing this am.
Melinda is another excellent nurse that has been with Brinson since the very beginning. She also encouraged us to touch her (and the proper way) when she was so small. Thanks Melinda for all the great care.