Julian spent 4 days in the special care unit when he was born. When the hospital finally said we could take him home my husband and I looked at each and thought like most new parents: 1) I can’t believe they’re letting us take him home and 2) what do we do now?
I felt a similar feeling today and I think the feeling was somewhat mutual between the 5 of us. My mom got the all clear to go home today and while she is a strong grown woman it still made us all a bit nervous. She had been in the hospital for 5 days if you count surgery day. And for those 5 days her vitals have been checked and she has been monitored during that time. She was suppose to be in the hospital for about 7, so it was a big shock when they said she would be discharged today.
So while it is absolutely wonderful she got to go home today it’s still a bit scary. None of us are in the medical field and there was a list of things to keep an eye out for that would require a phone call and blood clot shots. So as always we will just take it one day at a time and today she went home.