Sunday, April 27, 2008

Finally Home!

We're finally home!! Many of you probably guessed after not seeing any recent posts that we made it home- and are overwhelmed! We were released thursday afternoon after 33 days in the hospital! Trent and I left Seattle around 3:30 and arrived home at 11:00pm! (normally this is a 3 1/2 hour drive) We ended up feeding her 3 times and stopping to give meds twice while driving. We also had to pull over because she was crying and we couldn't see if she was ok... (trent and I were driving separately, I was alone in the car with her.) Getting in a 'routine' has been a challenge these last few days and Trent and I are exhausted! Teagan eats every three hours via her feeding tube/pump and it takes 1 1/2 hours to feed her. So she is eating every hour and a half right now! (If she takes her feeds any faster she usually throws up :( She also gets meds at 8, 12, 2, 4, 8 and 10! Teag is really fussy on and off pretty much the whole day and its really frustrating to not be able to help her. We're not sure if she's just sore, or if its her hand, gas, morphine withdrawals... etc.. We joke that babies need to have a little indicator on their forhead that says 'poopy' or 'my hand hurts', life would be much easier! Overall though its just good to be home and we're confident that everything will get easier as each day passes. Teagan is scheduled to go back to Children's hospital for hand surgery this tuesday to remove the rest of the infection in her hand from the iv infiltrate. They've told us that it should be a same day procedure, so we're praying that everything goes well and we can come back home for good! Here are a few pictures of us leaving the hospital Thursday!


Cari said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both that you get to take her home!

Katie Allred said...

We're so happy that you're home and doing well! It's all worth the fatigue and worry...IT WILL GET EASIER! Don't stress...she's doing just wonderful! I love the forehead idea too! Such cute pictures of Teagan and her proud parents!

erica white said...

We are soo happy for you!! You are both such amazing parents, Teagan was handpicked by
God for your family.
Love and lots of hugs!!!!!
Erica and Paul White

REM said...

Dear Susie and Trent,
There are tears in my eyes as I am reading your post. Seeing your pictures of Teagan going home and listening to Chris Tomlin's Amazing Grace is very emotional to say the least. What an amazing miracle! God has been with you all every step of the way and I am praying that he will continue to stand in the gap and give you strength and rest when you feel you cannot go on anymore as I can only imagine how exhausted you must be.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28-30

In Him,
Elisa Mallrich

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you guys! It's so wonderful to hear you're finally home. And YES, each day will get easier, the stronger and bigger she gets. Hang in there! Please give me a call if you ever need help or a break!! So glad to hear you guys are finally home, yeah!

~ Gretchen, Ryan, Ethan, and Leah

Chris and Danny said...

Welcome home baby! We love you! That is great news. We appreciate the blog so much since we can't be there. MISS YOU! Love and hugs to you guys!

Chris and Danny said...

Welcome home baby girl! Great news. We love you guys! We appreciate your blog so much since we can't be there. MISS YOU. Love and hugs to you trent gav and teag XOXOXXOXOXOXO