Thursday, January 14, 2010
Leo is healing very quickly. Yesterday he bounced back to his funny, hyper self. They hep-locked his IV and added extra tubing to his Oxygen so he could explore his room. There was no stopping him. He knocked on the door to the room until I opened it so he could see what was going on in the hallway. He then proceeded to smile, wave, say Hi and wink at everyone who passed by. My baby is such a flirt! It made me cry to see Leo being Leo again. The last few days have been pretty scary. Yet both David and I felt a great sense of calm because we knew it was only a small bump in life and Leo would be fine on the other side. Leo was so excited to be free from tubes when they took him off his oxygen that he refuse to take a nap even though he was tired. He just kept moving (maybe we shouldn't have watched Nemo "just keep swimming"). He discovered he could crawl from the couch to the little table to see out the window and watch the snow melting off the building, and that the bathrooms have a wonderful echo. If you haven't heard Leo walking around singing "Leo Leo Leo" and giggling then You can't imagine how excited and cute he was singing in the bathroom and having it echo back at him. I love his laugh. They let us go home about 4:30 yesterday. Leo was doing great at drinking on his own and even manged to eat half a bowl of Mac and Cheese. His oxygen absorption is still borderline but it doesn't fall into a dangerous Level and the Dr said that it could stay border line while he is sleeping for 2 weeks or more. We are very grateful to be home already. One of the nurses said most RSV babies stay somewhere between 5 and 10 days. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to sleep in my own bed. And my guessing Leo agrees since he went to sleep at 9:30 last night and he's still asleep now at 10:30. He woke up at 3 and 6 for a bottle but quickly went right back to sleep. His breathing sounds great and he doesn't have a temp, so I'm just letting him catch up on his sleep.