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Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy 8 months Thurston!!!! and the best news yet!!!

So this has been an interesting couple of weeks. I dont even know where to begin. Thurston has been doing AMAZING!!!!!! The doctors last Monday decided to try him on low flow cannula. Last Monday they tried him on 2 liters.....then 1 and a half......then 1......then 3/4......then 1/2.......and that is where he is at today. We are all in amazement, shock, elation, and so many other insane feelings. Then the doctors pounced on us and said, "well it looks like this little kiddo is on his way....I cant even bare to say it outloud...it doesnt sound real. Ok I will say it


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Wow were we shocked. Seriously I thought we were going to try a sloooooooow wean. I thought maybe a couple more months...maybe he might be home before Christmas. But Thanksgiving.....I just didnt think that was going to happen. So we have been scrambling this week. Lots of information, lots of last minute testing. Lots of last minute training. Lots of last minute organizing. Wow its just happening so fast...I say that and yet it has been 8 months. As a matter of fact Thurston is 8 months old today(5 months adjusted), Happy Birthday sweet sweet boy. Cant even believe that this journey has been that long. Cant believe my sweet little boy has beat every single odd, fought tooth and nail to be here. He amazes me.

Today I walked up to the NICU with viola and the one thing that always made me sad when I saw others carrying theirs, not sad for those that got to leave but just sad that it wasnt us....yup that wonderful beautiful car seat. Ok so he wasnt leaving in it but I got to proudly put it in his room for them to do a carseat study. It doesnt even seem real. It felt like a dream that I have had a million times before.

I can barely even write this my thoughts are just bouncing all over the place. We dont know exactly when he will come home but they think it might be as early as next week, GULP.....We have so many ducks to get in a row before that happens...medications, oxygen tanks, medical supplies, cpr class, gtube stuff, doctors appointments set up, holy holy crap. I just cant even believe this is real. When my mind is not floating some where up in the nether regions I will write more but just wanted to let everyone know, that soon soon soon my boy will get to see his very first cat, smell his very first home cooked meal, feel his very first cool breeze on his face, take his very first bath with his sister, touch his very first leaf.....he has a whole world he has never ever explored, one we take for granted every day, the little nuances that make life fascinating, interesting, beautiful, intriguing, all the tiny tiny things that make up this great big beautiful world of ours, I am so thrilled that my sweet boy will finally get to absorb it all, drink it all in, and love every second of it......it just makes life that much more sweet for all of us.


So I will write more later and also just wanted to thank everyone who has helped us along this journey. There are too too many people to thank and I will thank all of you personally one day in some way shape or form. We could not have done this without all of you, every single one of you. Thank you thank you thank you. And thank you for all of your votes too in this contest. It shows me how much this kid is loved, how many people are a part of his life, people I have never even met, people that have been routing for him every day. All of you amaze me to no end. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful human beings in my sons life. Will update very soon..... Love all of you!!!!!!!!

15 comments:

  1. Seriously???? AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh Donna!!! I think all who know and have heard about your story has been longing for this day as well, we can't begin to imagine how you guys have been longing for these conversations, studies, appointment making and preparing!!!! WOW!!! What beautiful words to read this morning, just beautiful. I love you friend and I sit here in amazement and filled with joy for you guys. I can't wait to meet sweet Thurston someday and tell him just how amazing and strong he is!

    <3

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  2. Happy 8 Month Birthday Thurston!!! You continue to inspire us with your strength! Keep amazing us with every turn little man!

    Love, Randy, Stacey and Rob

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  3. What wonderful news! Enjoy all of the "firsts" you and Thurston will discover together!

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  4. Such wonderful wonderful news! Thurston, you are truly a gift. I am so so happy for you all.

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  5. So happy for you all!!!!!

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  6. So happy for you! Can't wait to hear the details of Thurston's homecoming. What a day of celebration that will be!

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  7. Wow sis..this is fantastic!!!!!!!!! Makes this day better n better....:D:D:D:D:D:D

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  8. Great news! Can't wait to hear all about his homecoming!

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  9. Sara, Geoff, and Laurel TobiasNovember 9, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    OH MY!!!!!! What a truly joyful Thanksgiving it will be for everyone. We are so happy that that all of your family (cats included) will be able to share family memories of home this holiday season. A special thanks to SANTA for coming early just for you guys. Kisses to all of you.

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  10. I am so excited for you. I too remember toting in that car seat so proudly. I can only imagine what a joy it was for you. It makes it feel so real. I also remember taking the babies out of the hospital doors and thinking that was their first time to be outside. I just know you are going to enjoy having Thurston home in so many ways. I could not be happier for you guys. Best wishes! To top it all off, I think he is also going to win "Preemie of the Year" which he is so deserving of. What a great way to say "Welcome Home!" Can't wait to hear about his homecoming soon - very soon.

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  11. Oh my goodness!!!! Donna and Chad and Viola, what exciting news for you! I am thrilled to hear this happy news. That is absolutely wonderful. Hooray!!!!

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  12. What a blessed day!

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  13. Car Seat Study! Yeah! So so excited for you I am in tears. So this means he will be ready for his first ever photo shoot soon??? I hope to capture his homecoming if possible!

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  14. The best news ever!!!! Yay!!Go T!

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  15. Way to go, Thurston!!

    Paula

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