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    Wow! So much for you to go through. I can not imagine such a long NICU stay. Yay for moving to a different nursery. I remember when my youngest was in the NICU they were set up into pods. 3 was for the really young babies. 2 was intermediate, and 1 was for babies that were just about ready to go home. We started off in 2, then moved to 1 after a few days.

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    Looks like he maybe moving closer to home in a few days. The NICU just called a few hours ago and said they want to see how he handles full feeds (30 ml) and if he does well they are going to take out his pic line and then work on moving him to the NICU closer to home where Sebastian my older son was.

    It will be great having him close but it's a little overwhelming considering yesterday I was told it wouldn't be considered for a few weeks to a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danifo View Post
    I'd been wondering if it was easier or harder this time since you already knew the NICU routine. Your blog pretty much summed up what I thought.

    How much time do you get off work? is it possible to get any time off when Samuel comes home?

    It sounds like he is doing really good
    I only get 7 weeks off. I was only thinking I would get 6 as that is what I got with sebastian but looks like the Doc is giving me an additional week.

    I can take time without pay which is pretty much out of the question for me being my job is the only income we have. Thankfully I guess I do work from home on Mondays so I can be home then. I am going to ask about maybe working a few weeks from home when he gets home. It was nixed when Sebastian came home but I am hoping maybe my boss will have a change of heart.
    Nicky Married to Dan on 2/28/08
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    How far away is he from you now? Good Luck!!

    ~Bonita~

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    How far away is he from you now? Good Luck!!
    About a half hour away in good traffic

    The new NICU is about 7 minutes from us
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    Letters to Sebastian http://librababy.wordpress.com/
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    Rasing the Brothers Phttp://raisingthebrothersp.wordpress.com/

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    I am glad the little Guy is doing so well and that you were able to talk to the nurses and have peace with everything.

    ~Bonita~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~scifigal~ View Post
    Looks like he maybe moving closer to home in a few days. The NICU just called a few hours ago and said they want to see how he handles full feeds (30 ml) and if he does well they are going to take out his pic line and then work on moving him to the NICU closer to home where Sebastian my older son was.

    It will be great having him close but it's a little overwhelming considering yesterday I was told it wouldn't be considered for a few weeks to a month.
    If they are anything like the nurses in my NICU, they don't want to say anything hopeful until they believe it can happen that week. I remember trying to get out of them when I could expect to go home and all they would say was likely by the due date. I tried to get them to say what they thought based on how DD2 was doing but that was what they said until the Wednesday when they said she would probably go home Friday. She came home Saturday because they detected heart beat irregularities on the Thursday and thought it would be easier to do all the heart scans as an inpatient than as an out patient. Even though I totally understand and agree with them, when I went to get her on the Friday and they told me she was staying until Saturday, I burst into tears. At that point I realized that giving specific dates in the immediate future creates a whole new level of hope and expectation.

    They wouldn't move him if they didn't think he could take it

    Just edited to add that I'm glad they took you seriously and the transfer is likely happening next week.
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    I agree. It was maddening to no end that they would not tell us when they thought Caitlyn would get out of the NICU. We did finely get someone to tell us the best case scenario was 1 week. Of course we thought she would be that magical best case. She did very well, but it was DEVASTATING when after a few days they had to give her a feeding tube and that it was 2 1/2 weeks before she had gotten out. If we had understood in the begining that it was going to be a long time (Long to us, nothing like what you are going though), we would have been more prepared.

    ~Bonita~

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    Still thinking of you and checking your updates.

    ~Bonita~

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    Thanks
    Sorry I have been a bit mia
    Nicky Married to Dan on 2/28/08
    Mom to Sebastian, my lil guy who came 6 weeks early 8/27/11
    Mom to Samuel. my extra lil guy who came close to 14 weeks early 8/1/12
    and always in my heart forever s 1/23/03 &7/23/03
    Letters to Sebastian http://librababy.wordpress.com/
    Letters to Sam and also our NICU journey http://scorpiobaby.wordpress.com/
    Rasing the Brothers Phttp://raisingthebrothersp.wordpress.com/

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