Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Family Time

I spent last week in Virginia trying to help the kids as much as I could. I wanted to make sure that Jocelyn got where she needed/wanted to be and took care of Ronan to help with Tom's schedule. Without close family around them, they will have to come up with a schedule for NICU visits by Mom and Dad, Tom's work, and Jocelyn's pumping schedule. Ronan is not hard to care for, but with his many allergies, extra care is important. Fortunately some friends have stepped up to help, so they should be able to cope in the weeks ahead.

Aenea is doing well. She had been placed on an oscillator, a different type of ventilator, but was stepped off of that yesterday and is now on a regular ventilator. All her systems are working and she spends most of her time sleeping which is just what she should be doing at this stage. Jocelyn was not able to hold her while she was on the oscillator, but now that she is off that, Jocelyn actually got to hold her last night. From the look on her face, she was all about that. The last time she held her was when she was born at home into her mother's arms and Jocelyn placed her upon her chest where she rested while being transported to UVA ER.

Fortunately my flights back to Texas, Charlottesville to Atlanta, Atlanta to McAllen, were uneventful and earlier in arrival in Texas than scheduled. No problem there. Terry was waiting for me. It was hard to leave the kids and the new baby, but we must leave on Saturday for Houston, so we have work to do till then.

First up is dinner out with Mom and Dad at Mr. Gatti's later this afternoon. Looking forward to that.

Till next time. . .


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