5.05.2008

Its True!

We are indeed home. So far it's been overwhelming and wonderful!! Yes, there's a lot of information, yes there are quite a few meds and procedures to learn, but yes she is wonderful and we love her even more!!
We got home around 3, after leaving the hospital and taking half the room with us!, (Topher pretty much got the Nurse to give us one of everything, i.e. Avagard sanitizer, a pack of diapers, binkies, stethoscopes, thermometers, EVERYTHING!! LOL) She was completely passed out when we left the hospital, so when she woke up an hour later, her world was completely changed!!
After we got home it was a whirlwind of phone calls from the Pharmacy, Home Health Care and Praxair, all trying to arrange to come by our house with formula, medications, pumps, saturation monitors and the works.
So, the low down is 5 medications that we have to give her 2x a day, an Oximeter to measure her saturations, and we do that 5x a day. A pump to do her continuous feeds through her NG tube each night, which has to be changed 4x throughout the night, and lots of syringes and formula to supplement and help us with the rest of her feedings throughout the day.
It seems like a lot to us now, but I'm hoping it will become more routine for us.
Anyway...I'm exhausted, and want to go get a couple hours of sleep before we half to do another feed.
Just wanted to let you guys know how grateful we are for all of our many blessings! Especially the blessing of finally having our angel at home with us. She definitely seems more content and happy than I've ever seen her. I'm so glad she's home!! Oh, and Topher is too...he can't ever stop staring at her!!
We love her so much and are so grateful for everyone's prayers in our behalf!! Please keep em' comin!!
Love Alysia, Topher and Grace
p.s. I'll post some pics tomorrow when its not midnight

14 comments:

Our Family . . . said...

YAYYYY!! I've been checking and checking for an update, and here it is :)

Good luck tonight!! Hope you're already sleeping by the time I'm writing this.

Our thoughts and prayers are never far from you - Grace is our sweetie :) We adore her to bits!

Amy

Simmons Family: said...

Welcome Home Grace!!!1 I am so happy for your family to finally have Grace home! It is overwhelming for the first few weeks, but you'll find your routine and things will settle down. Nothing is better than waking up at 3am and going to your baby in her room rather than wondering how she is doing at the hospital. It's a great to know that we are entrusted to take care of such special angels and that Heavenly Father put that trust in US!! Can't wait to see pics of Gracie at HOME.

Andrea

Allie said...

Wow that is soooo great (and scary for you to have to learn so much ) My thoughs will be for you two and Grace now. I hope you can get some sleep through all this. I know everyone will want to come and see her i hope they will wait till you have a scheadule down and can tell them when you wont be sleeping. Good luck. love, Allie

Super Daysh said...

Yay! Welcome Home little Grace!! I hope everything isn't too overwhelming for you guys. :) You're in our prayers and we want to come by and visit at the house now!

Andrew and Marti Enke said...

This is so exciting!! We are so happy for the Andersen family!

All our love and prayers,
Marti and Andrew

Christi Ann said...

YAY!!!! I am so happy she got to go home with you guys. Amazing. I've been thinking and praying from you tons!! I know you guys can get through it all. You are both amazing parents. Miss you and love you all tons and tons and tons. Can't wait to see the pictures. Call me when you can. :D

Anonymous said...

Oh good! I'm so happy that you were able to go home! I checked the computer system on monday, but it was the morning and said that you were still in the room. Then it got busy and I wasn't able to check again. You'll get into the routine soon enough, don't worry. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask!

Candace C.

Mythreesons said...

yay for being at home! Hopefully things will settle down a bit soon... I'm sure it will become a bit more routine as time goes by. But I'm thrilled she gets to be with mommy and daddy... I even heard she got her first shower this morning! So fun! Those were always some of my favorite times with my babies. We love you guys!

Sara & Company said...

Oh Happy day! Welcome home sweet princess!!!

Bev said...

That is sooo cool. When My oldest was a baby I had a sign I hung on the door that said, "Bay sleeping, please vist later" I got no complaints but I sometime went to take down the sign and found treats. We will still pray for you and keep checking for updates! Keep being strong all3 of you.
Bev

Lauren K said...

Woot!!! Love you guys, congrats on being home!

carolyn q said...

What wonderful news that you are all home. My funny hubby was the same way about getting things when we left, he even got a couple of those hospital flannel receiving blankets that have IHC or PCMC printed on them.
I am sure once you get into a routine you will find the time to get some rest.
It is all very exciting to be in your own home!
Heart Hugs,
Carolyn Quigley
President, IHH
Mom to Angel Hope and two Little Devils named Nathan and Cole :0)

The Bear Cave said...

Congratulations on finally being able to bring home you beautiful little girl. I hope that you will be able to get on a routine as well. Keep us informed on how things are going. You know we love to hear how your family is doing.

kalani said...

Way to go Grace. I am so happy for all of you. If I can bring you guys dinner sometime I would love to. You guys are great and deserve lots and lots of happiness. I hope you can get a little sleep here and there.

Lots of love,
Kalani