Here is your surprise for the day; Spencer was discharged from ACH this afternoon and we are already home!
So, this week, Dr. Berlinski is the attending for Pulmonary and he came in this morning, listened to Spencer's lungs, saw how good Spencer looked and said, "Why is he still in the hospital where he can get sick?" After looking over Spencer's chart, his opinion was that since Spencer had been on IV antibiotics for a full 10 days and on inhaled antibiotics for six days, he felt that Spencer had received full coverage. Dr. Berlinski felt that continued treatment would not guarantee that Spencer would not come down with Pseudomonas again but it did expose him to hundreds of cases of RSV, pneumonia and the flu since the hospital is full of sick children.
Consequently, today was the quickest discharge in the history of all our discharges at ACH. Spencer did get his PICC line pulled (no IV antibiotics at home), had a new and improved g-button put in (to hopefully improve his experience with his feeds) and then they literally kicked us out the door as I'm running around trying to gather up all of our stuff!
I want to give a big shout out to our very first, our favorite and our fabulous friend and Child Life Specialist, Esther. Spencer knew that this g-button change was going to be very painful and he "suggested" that I leave the room and let Esther come and be with him during the procedure. What a smart young man he is! I was a wreck but he handled it like a pro, as usual. Thank you again Esther for all that you do for our family. As Spencer said, "Mom, you would have thrown up and passed out." Gees, so glad I was in the hall praying!
We are home and warm and loving on all of the animals and looking forward to sleeping in our own beds without people coming in to check on the machines or the IV. Spencer is already looking forward to "hitting the ground running" tomorrow for school and making plans for a Super Bowl party. I'm looking forward to sleeping till noon and having someone bring me breakfast in bed. Ha!
Max met us at the car and has not left Spencer's side. Love these two faces.
My penguin pj's are on, my wine is poured and everyone is leaving me alone. Welcome home, mom.
Thank you so much for praying us through these last two weeks. We couldn't have done it without you.
"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
~1 Thessalonians 5:18