Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Sweet Escape...

Hip Hip Hooray...Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

We finally made it home. It was an interesting 4 days at the hospital but all probably well worth it. They inserted the NG tube through her nasal passage on Wednesday. This was not a good day for mommy as she almost had to leave the room. At the end of the 4 days it was with good reason as we never once had to use the tube to supplement her feeding. Gabi did amazing the entire time we were there. Micah and I are convinced that a big part of it was increasing her calories from 24 to 26. It basically made her formula like eating oatmeal with no milk...she didn't like it and it didn't set well. We dropped back to 24 calories and the kid has been eating like a champ. It was a rough few days but Micah was amazing. She stayed at the hospital with Gabi every day except for her last night there. The only reason she didn't stay the last night is because Gracie wanted a girls night so her and Micah went home to sleep in the comfortable confines of our King Size bed and dad had the opportunity to stay the night with Gabi. We did great. At the end of our day there today they had to teach us how to insert the NG tube through her nasal passage. Micah decided to suck it up and give it a shot. She knew she had to learn if it was necessary to make Gabi strong. She inserted and tested the placement of the tube like a pro...even the nurses were impressed with how easily she placed the tube. All of us were so excited to get home and all of us be together back at home.

We want to send out a sincere thank you to all of those that visited us at the hospital and to all of those that were sending out their prayers, they worked. Gabi performed like a champ and we couldn't feel more blessed to have the friends and family behind us the help us through this experience. We know with the continued support of all of you we are going to be just fine.