Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Can't wait to go home! April 24th 11:13pm

Hey everyone, Cassie here.  We stayed at the hospital until around 5:45pm today.  We went to the Ronald Mcdonald house to grab some dinner and shower (since we were at the hospital since the morning before).  We sat with our friend's Angie and Jason and their 5/6 year old daughter, Cheyanne.  I have to say, Cheyanne is super cute.  Kevin sat with them last night when he ran back to RMH for dinner and she told him she was going shopping for new shoes after dinner.  So tonight when she saw him, she had so show off her new kicks. :) Cheyanne will talk to just about everyone!  Angie and Jason also have a 3 year old daughter, Shelbie, who is also in the CICU as well.  Her room is about 4 doors down from Owen's.  Shelbie had a heart transplant the day before Owen had his open heart surgery.

Owen also got to meet a friend earlier today! Our friend Angela was taking her son, Drew, out for a stroll in the stroller, so we brought Owen out in the hallway to meet him.  Drew is 2 and a half months old and has hypoplastic left heart.  Angela and her husband, Curtis, are actually from Green Bay! So we are definitely going to try to get the boys together while they are growing up. It will be awesome for Owen to have a friend with similar issues.

When we got back from the RMH, we found Owen in his crib snuggling with the Oscar the Grouch stuffed animal we bought with some gift money our friend, David, gave to Owen when him and his mom, Becky visited for a little while.  Here are some pictures. :)

We ended up leaving the hospital shortly after 10pm tonight.  Before we left I added up what Owen's intake was so far today, and his minimum feeding goal for maintenance(where he takes in enough fluids to be healthily hydrated) is 370 cc's, Owen was up to 368 cc's so far!  His total daily goal they are shooting for is 494 cc's.  He has until 6 am to keep eating like a champ! I love coming in and looking at his chart to see what his intakes were when we were gone.  It's a feeling similar to Christmas eve. :)  

That's all I have for now, I can't wait to get a good night's sleep tonight. The pullout couch they have in Owen's room was super uncomfortable.  But most of all, I can't wait to go home and sleep in my own bed! 

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