Thursday, September 20, 2012

Homecoming! (extra photos)

I forgot to cross post yesterday... I'm doing it now as Ella lays on me at HOME!!!  Extra photos for you here!
Our front porch


Ella came home today!!  It's been a whirlwind couple of days preparing for her discharge.  At 3pm today we took her off of her TPN fluids (she cycles off fluids completely for 4 hrs a day) and brought her home!

We had about 2 hours at home before my nursing lessons began.  It took 2 hours with the home health care nurse for me to get the additives added to her fluids and hang them on her new home pump/pole.  That part was good, until it got overwhelming (exhausting).  It will just take practice, which I'll get as this will be part of our daily routine.

Mom came Tuesday and I'm so glad she is here.  It will take two people when I have to be nurse.

The dogs are doing great with her.  They love her!!  They are adjusting to the pole when we brought that out, but they can't get enough of Ella!

So many more details but Ella is sleeping and I should try to sleep before her 12am feed.  Hopefully I will have time & energy to capture the details here in writing tomorrow.



Ready to say Goodbyes

On our way out
Izzy & Faith meeting Ella

The pole, fluids & pump
Now organized & labeled med supplies in my kitchen


27 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Welcome home, Ella!

    It's awesome and overwhelming isn't it?! My son just came home after 8 weeks in the NICU a few days ago.

    Enjoy finally having your girl all to yourself :)

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  3. oh, and I LOVE her going home outfit! You both look so beautiful

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  4. So happy to read that have Ella home with you now. Yay!

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  5. What a gloriously happy day for both of you! Congratulations! I've been keeping up with your journey and am just so glad that you made it home at last. I know that it will continue to be a rollercoaster ride, but what a ride!

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  6. So incredibly happy for you! Welcome home little one!

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  7. Yes yes yes yes Yes! So happy for you all!

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  8. Thanks for the pics! Welcome home, Miss Ella! Enjoy!

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  9. Looooooove this!!! Congratulations! Great news! And I absolutely love the photo of your doggies meeting Ella, adorable!! And you both look so cute in pink! xo

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  10. Welcome home, Ella!!! Love all the pics. So glad to read this news!!

    xo

    Mo

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  11. congratulations!!!

    and welcome home, Ella!!!

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  12. Congrats! It's an amzing feeling when baby finally comes home. You both look fantastic.

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  13. HOME!! So happy for you both! I have no doubt Ella is going to take off and thrive--- that's what being home, surrounded by love, her mama, and her dogs will do :)

    Congratulations!

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  14. So exciting, glad she is home!!!! I love the tutu, way too cute. That is one sweet girl you have there!

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  15. Long time lurker. First time commenter. So happy for you. Your girl is amazing.

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  16. Congrats on bringing her home, what a great day!

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  17. OH, my gosh! Congratulations! This is a huge milestone! I'm so thrilled for you!

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  18. It had to feel so surreal, walking out of the hospital with her! Welcome home, Ella!!!

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  19. She's beautiful--I'm so glad she's home with you now. Enjoy!

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