Jared's finger is doing great. Luckily, it's never really caused him pain (only when it gets bumped by him, me, or something else). Another tender mercy, is even though he got 80% of the tendon, he does not need surgery! YAY! Both his primary care doctor and the hand specialist are pleased with how it's coming along. Jared will get the stitches out next Tues., the 28th. Today he'll get a small splint and start physical therapy. Work is keeping him way busy. Same with scouts. Jared is still being superman, and doing it all!
I've been way busy preparing for Little Man to come home (more details later), for a family reunion we have this weekend, and for the trek next week! I've loved every minute. I wish there was more time in the day, but it'll all work out. I know some of you guys have been wondering about school. The nursing director still have not contacted me to say if I was readmitted. I did e-mail her last Fri. and still haven't heard back. I'm assuming I'm not readmitted. So... next step would be to look into the online program I found. We may go to the dean, but we're both assuming she won't change her mind so we'll probably do both things simultaneously. Other then that, nothing with me.
Now for the update you've all been waiting for... Little Man! He's doing wonderfully! He's grown about 6 oz since we've first meet him. He's now 5 lb. 10 oz. He has not had any more breathing/ heart rate problems. He's starting to eat better too! They put him on a feeding protocol. So, stage 0 is all tube feedings in a 12 hr. shift, stage 1 is 1 bottle, 3 tube feedings in 12 hrs., stage 2 is 2 bottles, 2 tube feedings, and it goes to stage 4 which is 4 bottles, no tube feeding in 12 hours. On Mon. when we saw him, he was at a stage 2. Jared feed him that night, he didn't eat as well as he should have so we were worried they'd keep him at a stage 2 (the nurse told us he could be advanced on Tues.). Well, last night when we got there the nurse informed us he was advanced to a stage 4!!! So freakin' excited!! Go Little Man!!! Oh, and I told Jared he's no longer allowed to feed Little Man (at least not in the hospital). :o) So if he keeps doing great on stage 4, Little Man should come home sometime between Fri.- Sun. I think. Sun. night the nurse showed us how to do a swaddle bath (pretty much it's bathing them in a fleece blanket to help keep the baby warm). Yeah, Little Man was not a fan! I don't know if he was too hungry or what, but he was not a happy camper. I told him if he learns anything from me it'll be to love baths!! Think that's about it. He's such a mellow baby. So far he's a great first one, I think.
no that's not Little man! Just a cute baby I found online
Oh! Some of you may, may not be interested in knowing what we decided to do about the 3 big events we have this next month. Scout camp for Jared will remain the same. He'll go, have a fabulous time, and hopefully keep those boys in line. The trek we have decided that Jared will go, I will stay home with Little Man. With Jared's finger he won't be able to really push or pull the handcarts, but with how big our group is, that shouldn't be a problem. With Girls Camp, the jury is still out. I feel bad backing out last min., I've got two sisters-in-law that have so willing accepted to watch Little Man while Jared's at work for that week, and it could work out for me to go. But my wise, all knowing mom and amazing husband have both counseled me to pray and consider staying home. Any thoughts, comments from all of you are more then welcome.
Anyway~ that about sums it up for us! Sorry to be so long winded. At least I added random pics. to help break it, right? ;o) Love to all!!