...and God listens!!! WE ARE HOME!!! CRAZY!!
What a whirlwind! The doctor's requirements for her going home were as follows:
1. She is able to transition off the epidural and IV pain meds to a pain med given through her g- tube... CHECK!!
2. She is able to tolerate her full-strength feeds... CHECK!!
3. She is able to produce enough urine... CHECK!!
4. He also said it would be ideal, although not a requirement, for her to be off supplemental
O2 since her baseline at home is no O2 unless she is sick... CHECK!!
You could have knocked me over with a feather when the nurse said the doctor wanted to know if we wanted to go home tonight or wait for the morning! Ummm, we'll take option "go home now"!!!
When we got the word, we started packing up and getting her unhooked, changed and dressed. She could sense the change in our moods and she perked up right away. At one point, I asked her if she wanted to go home and she started flipping out with happiness. I thought she was going to do a somersault!! The baby that she has not been in the mood to play with since this all started yesterday she was suddenly in the mood to play with. What a blessing!!
Marissa is doing so well, thanks in no small part to all of your prayers. You people are good! And God is Great!!
Here are some pics from today. I had a little love affair with her beautiful little feet as you will see. :)
OK, this is where I started to get a little artsy-fartsy. Not too bad if I do say so myself!
Here she is at home giving all she had when I said "smile!" :)
Here she is signing "bear". She missed him!
Please enjoy this freakin' funny video that we shot yesterday right before they took her to the OR. They gave her Versed to calm her down and boy, let me tell you, I love me some Versed! She has VERY high anxiety connected to anything doctor, nurse, clinic, or hospital. So as soon as we got into the room to wait, she started bawling like there was no tomorrow. As soon as she got Versed on board, we could see her calming down and she was even acting like she was drunk!