|We have seen lots of smiles this week! Someone is happy!|
Nick and I started training for the Cycler on Monday. Since dialysis is federally regulated, there is a curriculum that we must be taught. Our first lesson covered questions such as: what is a kidney? what do kidneys do? what is peritoneal dialysis? Let me tell you, none of this is new information to us at this point. The practical, "hands on" training started yesterday; we learned to change the dressing on Theo's catheter (which will be done daily once he is home) and to set-up and disconnect the machine. Over the next week, we will complete the training and will be ready to do everything on our own.
|Discharge? We can't believe it!|
We are so ready to have Theo home with us, and to be a family under one roof. I know that we have been so fortunate to have such great care and such great people in our lives for the last three months. But, I'm ready to bring Theo home and to show him the world outside of the NICU.
Nick has been amazing to watch over the last three months. I am one lucky girl to get to spend the rest of my life with him, and to learn to parent alongside him. He has an amazing ability to make Theo smile and play. Theo seems so content when he is with his dad. Nick also makes the NICU fun for me and for the nurses. And, he is a great advocate for Theo. He has been able to do all of this while working full-time at a job that he loves. (I'm quite proud of what my dad and Nick have accomplished already. My dad started a wealth management company a few years ago, and Nick joined him last May. I don't think you could find two guys who love what they do more. Check out their website at http://cavuwealth.com/.)
|Aunt Car and Uncle Luke are too much fun!|
We had another round of family in town this weekend; Uncle Luke and Aunt Car came to visit Theo! Nick and I had such a great weekend with them, and we love seeing our families meet and spend time with Theo. Theo is one lucky little guy to be loved by so many!
Have a wonderful day!