>> Thursday, July 30, 2009
I hope I am not getting ahead of myself, but I think we possibly have a discharge date. Kamryn has done such an amazing job coming off the meds and should continue to do so given the low dose she is now on.
Today she had .07 per kg of methadone at 5:00pm. Tomorrow, they will give her the same dose and then on Saturday, give her one dose of .035 per kg. If she does well on those, Saturday will be her last dose. Methadone has a half life of roughly 12 hours, so it is likely they will keep her there Sunday to see how she does with nothing in her system and then Monday may be the big day. How incredible would that be to bring her home on Stef's birthday August 3rd!!
I have to admit that it is a little weird thinking about bringing her home. The NICU at parkland has become our routine each day for so long now. I know we will be so busy that we won't think about it much, but it just feels weird since it has become such a routine.
We should be able to confirm tomorrow about whether Monday is truly the day to go home and will let you all know. Two of her four primary nurses are working on Monday (Traci and Tamara) which would work out perfectly. Monica and Gretchen, if you are reading this we need to figure out a way to get you all up there also!!! :)
Please continue to pray for Baby Jackson. He is still on ECMO and I will update their blog with any new information. Jackson and his family could definitely use your prayers.