While driving to the hospital during the early morning of August 27th, we were full of excitement. We would soon have our new baby in our arms and expected to be home no later than Sunday. We didn’t bring our newborn home that Sunday, but we are bringing him home on Monday.
That’s right! Ellis is scheduled to be discharged on Monday, November 9th. We are so full of emotion - thrilled to finally have him home, relieved that the rollercoaster is coming to an end, sad to leave our new friends behind, and a bit nervous to care for Ellis without help from the fabulous staff at Children’s.
The amazing part: Ellis is coming home without any medical support. No oxygen, no feeding tubes! Nothing!!!!
Here’s a close look at Ellis, cannula free!
Weeks ago I asked Lilah to draw a picture for Ellis. To my surprise, she drew what looks a lot like our family, with Ellis and his "wires" at the end. Of course, when asked what she drew, she responded with "circles". Yes, Lilah, those are circles.