Our first week home has certainly been interesting. I can't believe that Elliot is officially two weeks old already! He couldn't be doing any better at this point. He is an eating machine and is such a good baby. His follow up chest x-ray yesterday was clear and normal! His pediatrician gave him a clean bill of health and said he looks great! We are so incredibly thankful for a good report and the news of a healthy, normal chest x-ray!
Poor Noah had a really tough week. The flu bug always hits him hard and this time was no exception. He started last Tuesday, and last night was the first night we didn't hear him retching in the middle of the night. He's been able to keep drinking during the day to keep himself hydrated, but we are still not up to full feeds at night. Hopefully we can keep gradually moving up as he continues to have good days. He certainly loves his new little brother though! He is fascinated and loves to bring him toys and other random objects. He has not show any jealousy whatsoever at this point.
Zane is still along for the ride and seems to be unaffected by the chaos. He has been a huge help to me as well. I do think he has been a little more eager to get on the bus in the morning though:)
I was back into the Dr last week with a fever and high blood pressure. They started me on antibiotics for some sort of infection, but the fever has persisted and I was started on another round of antibiotics today. The good news is that I had my cystogram today and, by the grace of God, it showed my bladder has healed so they were able to remove the catheter. I have been so worried that there would be long term affects from the damage.
Along with the greatest family, I am so fortunate to have the greatest husband in the entire world. He has done basically everything for me and the kids and hasn't even missed a beat. He's doing laundry, cleaning, driving, and taking 100% of Noah's care. He has been so positive and cheerful and has really kept me going.
So, we are all very slowly getting back to normal. I am hoping by next week things will be even better. I know I need to get pictures up, I actually haven't even taken many since we have been home. We have been trying to keep everyone else from getting sick so the boys haven't really had the chance to all be together much. I will try to get them soon though! Thank you for checking on us!