Today we spoke with Ariana’s doctor about her getting discharged! Before she gets to come home, there are a couple of things we need to get ready, and be able to do so we can care for her at home.
Daddy, and I need to take our G-tube training class. We will learn how to work all her tubing. We will learn how to clean it, and how to feed her using it. Also comes with a pump that we have to learn how to use. Since Ariana’s surgery on Friday, she has not used her G-tube.
Her doctors say it’s not common, but some babies after surgery don’t use their G-tubes. Her doctor said “Something just clicks, and they start to eat very well” Ariana is headed on that road, Her feeds started at a little under 1oz after surgery, she is on her way to 3oz and wanting more! It’s something I am very proud of!
Our next step is to finally bring in Ariana’s car seat! She has to pass an hour test. She will need to sit in her car seat, and keep her vitals normal. This test is to make her sure she doesn’t panic in her seat on her way home. Since she had issues with her oxygen levels, she needs to pass this test.
After Ariana passes her car seat test, daddy and I will room in with her for one night. The room in is a little more for mom and dad than it is for Ariana. Doctors want to make sure we can feed her properly through the night. They also want to make sure that we can work with her G-tube properly.
After all this is said and done, Ariana will finally be home! She will finally be where she belongs, with her family.