Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day 90

Today marks Suzie's 90th day in the hospital and what a whirlwind of a day it has been! When I arrived at the hospital this morning, I was so pleased to find my precious little girl fast a sleep and still have no tubes on her face. I knew that meant that she had taken all her bottles. As I was contemplating waking her up to get her ready for her next bottle, the nurse casually mentioned that the doctor had been in to see her and he said Suzie would be coming home either tomorrow or Saturday. WHAT???? Are you kidding me? How did that happen? A rush of questions came flooding out of me as we just had no idea how close she was to coming home. I spent the next several hours talking with the nurse and the social worker, picking up her prescriptions, and making phone calls regarding Suzie's pediatrician, eye doctor, and arranging to have her oxygen delivered at home. Then I picked up Kyle and we headed home to gather our stuff as we will be staying at the hospital this evening. We will be "rooming-in" with Suzie at the hospital this evening and if all goes well, she very well could be coming home with us tomorrow night! She will have to pass her car seat test and her oxygen will need to get here tomorrow as well. We will definitely keep you posted on what happens! I am definitely feeling a bit overwhelmed, very excited, and a little scared. I know that our God is faithful and that He is in control and that His hand has been on her this whole time and will be on her as she comes home. Please continue to pray for us and for Little Suzie. What an exciting time this is for our family!

22 comments:

Kimmy said...

Wow, I got butterflies as I read that she gets to go home. That is so wonderful. God does answer prayers. We will continue to pray for Suzie and both of you as you welcome her home.
Kim Perrone

Megan said...

Praise the Lord!! I am excited for your family to finally be together at home. It's been a long journey to this point and the great thing is, it's only the beginning.

It's been interesting following your journey as my sister went into pre-term labor at 26 weeks (a month after Suzi was born) and was then on bedrest (and in and out of the hospital) for 9 weeks. She just had little Hannah this past Tuesday at 35 wks 2 days. Hannah's currently having a hard time breathing and is on CPAP. If she doesn't improve, there's a possibility she may be intubated. We know she's in the Lord's hands no matter what comes.

Melissa said...

yay o yay!! i really am excited for you!!

Floyd and Celeste said...

Praise the Lord that little Suzie will be coming home! I was so excited to read that she is going to be coming home so soon now. Can't wait to hear more.

Karyn Hughes said...

Praise God! I can't believe how sudden! Please call me if you need anything, if you have any questions or need any help hooking up with resources. I'm soooo soooo happy for you guys!

Osero's said...

Wonderful!! I totally know what you mean about the scared. My daughter spent only 6 weeks in the NICU before we could take her home and I was anxious the first few days flying solo, but it went very well so hoping no worries for you. Have a blast and I will be praying that all goes well tomorrow. Take care!

kelly said...

oh steph!! i'm so so happy for you and kyle! praise God!

Nelly said...

Yay! We're so excited and will be praying for you through this exciting transition!

Becky said...

What a blessing that your whole family will be able to be at home together. Praying for you.

Much love,
Becky

Justin and Victoria Nelson said...

Hey guys!
We are sooo happy to hear the news!!! Yeaah! Our hearts are rejoicing, and we can't wait until you have baby Suzie at home. You guys are such incredible parents. And although it is all extremely overwhelming to think about meds/oxygen and what not, it's all going to fall into place within a day. I promise you =)
Love always,
the Nelsons
P.S. Happy Birthday Kyle! I just have to add to Steph's list - after Justin and I had dinner with you guys, we got in the car, and Justin blurted out "He's such a cool guy!" So just to let you know, you've got another fan =)

Kim said...

Wow, that's exciting! We're praying for you.

Suzanne DeShong said...

That is such exciting news! We are so excited for you as you enter this new phase of your life as parents. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

Matthew said...

So exciting, Kyle and Steph! We will be praying for the days ahead and having little Suzie at home. We rejoice with you! :)
Ashley and Matt

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord! We will be praying for you and this transition! You will be wonderful parents and the Lord will give you the strength you need!

The Skifter's said...

I was so happy to read this. I can't wait to hear how your first nights go.

Love, Erin

Wendy said...

WOW!!! That is awesome!

hannah m said...

What joyful news! I've been checking in on your sweet family via Moriah's blog, and I am so happy to read this latest development in Suzy's story. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your sweet little one!

Jon & Lola said...

Yay!!! what an answer to prayer. We are also praying for ya'll. We are here for you guys if you need anything at all. please call.

Love you! Lola

Sara Mallon said...

yeah, It's Saturday so I am praying that Suzie is home safe and sound with you in her new nursery :) :)

Lindsay said...

What an awesome blessing. I'm axiously awaiting your next post to see how things went!

All About Andrea (etc...) said...

We are so excited about the news! Know Debra and Grandma are there by now. Hope everything is going fabulous!

We love you!

The Mom said...

ohhh, how wonderful to have your little girl at home with you! It's two days after you posted this so I'm hoping you're all home together!

Praise the Lord for His gentle care for all three of you!