Wow – what a trip home! Bella was fabulous for the first hour, then she decided she had had enough of her car seat. Long and short of it, by the time we were home, the blanket that I had carefully positioned to keep her hands away from her face was moved, she had removed her nasal cannula, and half pulled her NG tube out. Did I mention that the pulse-ox was beeping its warning for about half of the trip? I had no tape to reposition everything, so I drove with one hand on the steering wheel and one hand holding her nasal cannula on her face (yes, she was in the back seat).
So, instead of the warm, sweet welcome with the kids that we were all expecting, it was more of a strageic mission. Becca, you get this. You get that. Open that box from Apria. Find this.
In not too long of a time, we had Bella with a new NG tube (I wasn’t nervous at all this time – Lizzy, on the other hand, had eyes as big as dinner plates. She was sure I had hurt her. Poor kid) and a re-attached nasal cannula complete with derma skin. Sigh. Welcome home, Bella. Hello, kids. haha! What a crazy experience.
It is wonderful to sleep in my own bed again! It is wonderful to have someone to trade off feedings with!!!! :)
Check back, once I find the camera cord I’ll post pictures of Bella’s new setup.