Monday, November 5, 2007

4 Weeks Old Today and...Homeward Bound!





Well, today marks 4 weeks of life for our little Ez and, of course, 4 weeks since his surgery, too. I can't even explain what an emotional rollercoaster ride we've been on with this little guy but we know one thing for sure...he is worth it!
Today during our visit, they dropped the "D" word...yep, that's right...DISCHARGE!!! They said that he may be going home this weekend since he is doing so well. They will take him completely off of his TPN and lipids tonight and rely soley on bottle feeds. He will most likely lose some weight initially (he is already to 5 pounds, by the way) but then he should start to gain weight. Once that happens, they will send him home. We are so excited but trying to curb our excitement with a bit of caution as we know things can change from minute to minute. But, we at least feel like there is finally light at the end of this tunnel.

10 comments:

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

I COULD JUST CRY! yipee! So close, I'm really exited for you guys. Prayers and more prayers!

Laine said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

tamiz said...

That's very exciting...May your life be filled with "blow outs" very soon!!!

AshbyFamily said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy your last nights of sleep.

LuAnn said...

Congratulations! I haven't been leaving comments, but I've been checking in. I also wish for you a great 'blow out' soon!

estanworth said...

I have been missing the daily updates, so I was so excited to see that there is a possibility that Erza is going to come home soon. The Lord answers prayers!!

Tiffany said...

Hurray! I'll pray that this weekend is "D" day!! I'm glad to hear that Ezra's improving.

I just read an inspirational blog about a NICU baby. Did you know Liz Emery? (I can't remember if she went to Jerusalem with you guys?) Anyway... her little Annie was a NICU baby, but is now a healthy and happy 3 yr. old. Thought you might like a little uplifting story....
http://www.theshakespearfamily.blogspot.com/

Keep us updated!

Jeremy&Emily said...

That's so AWESOME! So exciting for you! I hope he continues doing well!

Harris Family said...

YEAH!!! That is so great. We are happy for all of you.

HzKiddos4ever said...

He is looking so much better...he looks healthier in the last blog. How exciting! I am glad your day to 'take him home' is coming really soon. I look forward to posts of the baby euphoria in your household in the next week.

Heidi