Judah has been doing very well. We have our normal ups and downs, especially since he is teething, but overall everything is good. The best guess as to what was happening with his respiratory issues last week was that he was getting a virus but got over it fairly quickly. We haven’t had any significant breathing issues in over a week now. Thank God for that!
It’s been a very busy few weeks for us. We’ve been going home on the weekends to pack up our things, paint the new house, and, this past weekend, get everything moved into the new place. We came back to Rochester on Sunday to be with Judah. Monday evening we headed back to Warsaw and spend the day on Tuesday cleaning out our old apartment and fixing up the new place. Today we started our “24-hour stay” – which is a requirement before you can go home with a patient that has as many needs as Judah does. They suggested we stay longer than that to get a “true feel” for what it will be like with Judah at home. Basically, this just means that the nurses stay out of the room (except in the case of an emergency) and we take care of all of Judah’s needs. For us, the 24-hour stay is really more of a formality. This won’t be much different for us, as we do everything while we’re here during the day. The only difference is sleeping at the hospital and waking up every three hours to start his feeds. Judah has been sleeping through the night for quite some time now. So Liz and I will be with Judah until Friday and then we’ll head back to Warsaw for the weekend to unpack.
Nursing is coming along very well. We just need to fill one more overnight slot and we’ll be able to bring Judah home! Once the nurses positions and schedules are confirmed, it will still take some time to get all of the paper work in order and for the nurses to go through some orientation. Right now, our expected discharge date is April 1st.
It’s been a long four months but God has been so faithful to us. Without question, I don’t know how we would have gotten through this time without Him. The peace He gives in the midst of the storm truly goes beyond our understanding. In times where you feel helpless, what can you do but trust God?
We’re grateful for Him and we’re grateful for you. Thanks for following our story and praying for our Judah!
Nick & Liz