So one of the nurses mentioned yesterday that it was a possibility that here in the next couple of days we might be able to take our sweet Ian home! They cant tell us for sure because it is all up to little Ian. I am so happy, I know I shouldn't get my hopes up but its hard not to get a little excited!
Ian has done so well the last 24 hours! He is now gulping his bottle down in less then 10 minutes! Before baby's leave the NICU they have to be able to do four things. Of coarse breath on there own, maintain there body heat in an open crib, eat for more than 24 hours straight unassisted in less than 30 minutes, and pass the car seat test. So far as of this morning I believe Ian has fed perfect the last 24 hours, he still is a little fast on his RESP but he seems to handle it well. His body temp is borderline for where they like it to be but we just have to make sure and bundle him up. Now all we need to do is pass the car seat test.
The car seat test is a test to see if they can handle the ride home from the hospital. They place the baby in there car seat for no less than an hour no more than two hours, depending on how far you live from the hospital. I am not sure what exactly they do while the baby's are in the car seat but I know they monitor there breathing and heart rate.
So here is my check list for today....
* Clean, Clean, Clean
* Reassemble Ian's car seat, It has been up in the attic so I washed it like 3 times!
* Try to get his dresser ready. We are still waiting for the contractor to come and fix the ceiling in his Nursery from the leak so everything is covered in plastic.
* Hand wash all his bottles
* Vacuum my car and install his base and mirror
* get his outfit together for coming home :)
Like I said before I don't want to get my hopes up! But keep your fingers crossed for me that he comes home tomorrow or Saturday!!!!!!