I'm sorry I didn't update on Friday. It was for a good reason though. I had visitors so I didn't have time.
Andrew is three months old! He is still resting comfortably. He has been growing so much. He is almost 6lbs. He is over three times the size he was when he was born. Resting on the vent has been really good for him. He now looks like a small newborn baby. He even grew out of his preemie clothes which seems incredible. He also is in a crib now instead of his isolate. I love having him in the crib because it means I can lean over anytime I want and give him kisses on his head.
Our plan right now is just to have him sedated, resting and growing for the rest of September. Then they will do a brochial scope to see what the inside of his throat looks like. If they think his throat is making improvements then we will stay here for another couple months. If they look at his throat and see no improvement then we will hopefully get transferred out to Denver NICU and they will do the trach surgery. It is better for them to do it for two reasons, 1. That will be his regular hospital anyway so it will be good for them to get familiar with him and 2. It means he will be in the NICU for another 4 or 5 months so I want to be able to live at home and be with my husband.
Other then that I have been trying to venture away from the NICU a little bit more. I leave for an hour at lunch and just walk around Philly. It has helped me I think. I just can't believe it is fall already. We came here in the spring.
The anger I felt last week has left me. I think I needed that little surge but I'm glad it is gone. I didn't like feeling so mad it just isn't me. Plus how can I be angry when I have the sweetest little baby ever!
I hope everyone has a good week!
*Annie I tried to follow your instructions on posting pics but it wasn't working for some reason. I know I must be doing something wrong. I will keep trying!