On Wednesday we were given the blow the Sidney wouldn't be able to come home until he saw the Pulmonologist, a lung doctor. We were told that a call was made early last week to have him visit with Sidney, but no word on when he was going to come to the hospital. Could be another week, says the discharge nurse. Devastating news when you're so excited to have finally have him coming home...
...to my surprise (and every nurse's in the NICU), I was told yesterday morning that the doctor was in the hospital making rounds and he would be stopping by Sidney's bedside. Yay! I met with the doctor, discussed a few issues, and was told he was A-OK to come home. The discharge nurse faxed the paperwork to a medical supply company, and by 5pm I was learning the ropes of the portable oxygen equipment! Today, at the house, they'll be installing his oxygen concentrator, a large machine that pulls oxygen from the air and concentrates it down to the specific amount Sid needs in his canulla.
Monday is the big day! We'll get to carry our little buddy out into the beautiful Florida sunshine for the first time in his life. What a wonderful day it's going to be!