Monday, January 5, 2009

discharged

So its official.... Yale is no longer in hospital :) YAY!
After an annoying round of antibiotics we finally got the okay to leave for good :)

I say "for good" because for Yale's birthday yesterday he got to have an overnight pass with me! It was great. I was a little apprehensive at first. I mean its been over three months since I took care of Yale overnight...and here they were just sending us off for the day with not a care in the world. Turns out the apprehension was for nothing. We had a blast and for the first time we co slept. I'd never done it before because of Yale's health issues and for fear of smothering him... but wow did we both sleep well!

Dr dipchand today during rounds said that she didn't mind if after clinic this week, if we didn't mind weekly trips to toronto, that we were clear to go home.... AH... I can't believe I'm going home... and Yale is coming and he's healthy. I mean I always knew the day would come... but now that its here its kind of a shock. So the only thing holding us back is a couple of weeks that have echos scheduled for mondays and clinics are thursday... and well I might just make a few phonecalls and get those switched around! :) So there you have it folks. Yale is well enough to go home. he's on two meds twice a day. Only his immunosupressants. oh and an antibiotic three times a week... He's eating and doesn't require any assistance with that...only on mildly thickened fluids until he can be reassessed about his vocal chords and aspiration risk.

Alas...I must go now...Yale is with me and his patience for my update has run out...:) I LOVE IT!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news!! I'm a stranger to you, but familiar with your blog. What an awesome start to 2009 to have little baby Yale home with you. Enjoy every minute of it!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Tanna and Yale. I can't believe this day has come. Enjoy the freedom. :o)


Tanya LM's

The Simmons Family said...

I don't know if I've ever commented... please forgive me if I haven't. I'm Owen's momma... he's got HLHS and soon to be listed for transplant.

First of all... HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY YALE!! Second... what a fabulous gift to get to go HOME!!! You deserve a HUGE celebration!

Come by and visit us anytime...simmonsfamilyupdate.blogspot.com.

Andrea

Auntie Erica said...

woooooo hoooooo!!!!

Can't wait to see you guys!

Love ya's

Happy Birthday Yale!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad he is at home with you!!! So very happy for you

Stacey

Anonymous said...

Hi Tanna,

I am so happy that you guys are able to go home. Yale looks amazing and I know that he is only going to get stronger =)

We are all going to miss you both (especially Yale's big grins!) Please come see us when you guys come for clinic it's always nice to see how you guys are doing.

Sincerely,
Connie

Kristin said...

I'm so glad Yale finally got his heart and that he is well! I have been thinking about you since Rory was discharged.

Happy birthday Yale!

Sincerely, Kristin. (Rory's mom)