Yesterday was a busy day for Peyton. He had check-ups, PT, OT, Speech, and started preparing for discharge. The plan right now is for Travis and I to spend the night in the transition room Saturday night and bring him home Sunday or Monday. We will care for Peyton like we are at home and the nurses will monitor in case we have any questions about any of his equipment, supplies, medicine, etc.
Peyton also has to pass a car seat test this week. Babies born before 37 weeks have to be able to sit in a car seat for a prolonged period of time without any issues. He will be hooked to his monitors and his heart rate, breathing and oxygen saturation will be monitored. I believe he will pass but if not they will do the test again and if he still cannot pass he'll have to be put in a car bed car seat. We had one of these with Emmy. When her femur was broken she couldn't ride in a normal car seat so we had to purchase a car bed. They actually look a lot more comfortable than a normal car seat.
This week Peyton will have a echocardiogram to check on his heart murmur to see if we will need to follow up with a Cardiologist.
I gave Peyton his first growth hormone shot last night :( I think Mom watching was more upset than Peyton.. he didn't hardly flinch.
His feeding tube is hard to get used to. It's not hard to use; it's just a mental thing. I'm afraid it's going to get pulled out because it looks like it would be very easy to do.
We cannot wait to get him home. I'm ready to see how Maddy and Emmy react towards him.
If all goes as planned we'll be home with Peyton by Monday afternoon and ready to tackle PWS.