I am so sorry I have not written for a few days. We have had a busy couple of days. Robyn and I had a great time shopping. She thought since we had a few hours we would make it to a few places but only made it to one. We both bought some really cute clothes.
Friday they moved Jaden to a room all the way at the end of the hall. It is the place they go on their way out (to the floor as they call it). We have had many things happen in our rooms. This last one we were in we had an 11 year old come in because he over dosed on his medication on purpose. He told the doctor that his sister always told him she hated him and that is why he did it. It was a very sad thing to hear and see. We have not been anxious to move to the Children's floor because we go from one nurse per child who is in the room always to one nurse per every four who is not in the room. However, after this 11 year old came to our room, I guess you could say we were ready.
Saturday afternoon we got the word that Jaden was moving to the floor. We were very nervous. This means one step closer to home though so it helps some. So we were moved to the floor and it has been pretty good. Jaden still is hoarse and can not really be heard when he cries so we do get nervous that no one will know that he is crying if we are not there. They say his stats will tell them he is crying. He has been doing good sucking his pacifier so they talked about starting to feed with a bottle or breast feed soon.
So this morning, they took out his last chest tube and said he could start tomorrow with bottle and breast because he is doing so good. We were a little surprised because just yesterday they were talking more like Tuesday or Wednesday. I will meet with the speech therapist at 10am and we will hopefully try. There are many things that have to fall into place in order for this to happen and his stats have to remain at certain levels in order to continue. So I am very excited and actually nervous as I hope it goes well because I am really ready to nurse.
Sal and the kids got here late Friday night and we have all had a good time. We went to target today and bought each of the kids a toy and they both got to hold Jaden a few times this weekend. Of course Ethan kept asking when his feeding tube will come out. But this is the first time Ethan actually wanted to hold him and it was the sweetest thing in the world. He showed so much love for Jaden. We have all had a good time and enjoyed ourselves. They are getting ready to leave and we are all not wanting the moment to come. But hopefully soon we will all get to go home.
Have a good rest of the day.