12:00 am – midnight feeding, wound care, and cath.
12:45 am – Surgical fellow comes into the room and informs us that the surgery scheduled for tomorrow morning has been postponed until Saturday because the Chief of Surgery found out about it and wants to do the surgery himself – but his schedule is booked through Saturday.
3:00 am – feed Calvin
6:00 am – feed Calvin, wound care, and cath.
Nate goes downstairs to grab breakfast.
6:20 am – Nate gets back from cafeteria and attends neurosurgery rounds in the hallway while I snuggle and fall back asleep with Calvin.
6:30 am – neurosurgery comes into room to evaluate Calvin. Neurosurgeon says, “so you’re checking out of this Popsicle joint today, huh?”
I learn that the surgery was pushed to Monday and so they are letting us go to the Ronald McDonald House for the weekend to see how Calvin does, and then come back Monday- Wednesday for the surgery.
7:00 am – surgery rounds – confirm surgery scheduled for Monday
7:30 am – Neonatologist rounds – confirm plan to discharge today to Ronald McDonald house for the weekend!
8:00 am – start the discharge process. Frantically scramble packing the room, Nate takes a wagon load home and goes to get the car seat.
8:30 am – wound care nurse comes to sign off on Calvin
8:45 am – Physical therapy comes to sign off.
9:00 am – lactation comes to sign off.
9:15 am – excitement begins to be stronger than terror when thinking of going home!
Text all friends and family, hooray, we’re going home!
9:30 am – case manager comes to talk about discharge process.
9:45 am – nurse practitioner arrives and informs me that surgery called and rescheduled the surgery for tomorrow morning. Discharge cancelled. Dreams crushed. I texted Nate to come back.
10:00 am – Nate returns with car seat.
10:30 am – Calvin fails car seat test – turns out he is too little for our car seat (5 lb minimum – he’s not 5 lbs)
After that we went and bought a new car seat for 4 lb babies, and picked up Calvin’s birth certificate.
Calvin in his new car seat!
We are physically and emotionally exhausted – but discharge seems to be in our very near future!