Friday, February 5, 2010

Brennan's Flown the Coop!

Sunday we brought our first baby home!  Here's Brennan's story - what a miracle!

Day of Life - 1, 1lb 4oz

Day of Life - 130, 6lbs 5oz!

I've overcome...
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA ligation 9/09)
Retinapothay of Prematurity (laser eye surgery 1/10)
Anemia of Prematurity Requiring Transfusions
Apnea of Prematurity
Moderate/Severe Hearing Loss Bilaterally (hearing aid fitting Tuesday)
Bilateral Grade 3 Intraventricular Hemorraghes (they're gone!!)
Necrotizing Entercolitis (Intra-Abdominal Drain Placement 9/09)
Chronic Lung Disease
Hypotension Requiring Pressor Support
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Extremely Low Birthweight (567 grams or 1lb 4oz)
Respiratory Failure Requiring Mechanical Ventilation
Suspected Early and Late Onset Sepsis
Infant Feeding Difficulties
Acute Renal Failure
Atrial Septal Defect
Hyperkalemia
Biotindase Deficiency

Saturday night we spent the night in the nesting room across from the hospital.  It really was wonderful to have him to ourselves, but have the NICU staff close by if we needed anything.  We were responsible for his feedings (fortifying the breastmilk), giving his meds, well...everything!  We wheeled him into the room and looked at each other like "Now what?!"  We were so excited to have him, but it had been so long having the nurses do his primary care!  We figured it out and had a wonderful night!  He did throw his own party and stayed up all night though!  He's had his days & nights confused ever since...hence the tardiness of this post.  When he's sleeping, so am I!

Happy family on our way to the nesting room!!

Going for a ride - one proud Daddy!

All packed up and ready to go on Sunday!  We were so giddy! :)

 
Saying good-bye to Brooklyn

 
 Good-bye Landon!

Hello Big Sister Hailey!!

We are so happy to have Brennan home!  Words can't express how thankful we are!  Our kids are such fighters and have really beat the odds!  Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and support that have gotten us through this incredible journey!  1 down - 2 more to come!  

11 comments:

The Denby's said...

Praise the wonder of Prayer!

Rebecca said...

what a beautiful story! so so happy for you to have the first baby home...hooray! and what a handsome lil guy he is!! you, nich and hailey look beyond and happy and so proud!! we'll continue to pray for your family!

Cheryl Davidson said...

What a thrilling entry. God is so Good!!!

Suzy said...

Wonderful news! I can't believe all that little baby has been through ... what a strong kid. Strong parents, too. :) Good luck, and enjoy the relative calm of having only one baby home! ;)

Tiffany said...

PRAISE GOD! WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!

Kendall Gulbernat said...

Congratulations. What a miracle!

Jen said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you all. We are praying the others will not be far behind! God it Good! There will come a day when the time they spent in the hospital does not even seem real! :) Still praying faithfully!

Jen said...

How wonderful!!! Praise God that Brennan is home!

ALISHA EDMONDS said...

This is such amazing news!!! Praying that the other 2 can come home soon!!!

Mary said...

Praise be to God!!!!!!

MoDLin said...

Oh, congratulation! This is HUGE! I hope Brennan's siblings will be able to join you all soon.