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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 9, 2010

Today was a big day for Benjamin and for us. He was transported back to South Shore Hospital! Apparently he loved the bumpy ambulance ride and was welcomed with open arms. He was brought right to the special care nursery which I must say was a relief for me (I would have had a really tough time going back into the NICU). He was so exhausted from his trip that he ended up sleeping in our arms for most of the afternoon and evening. Although he adjusted to the loud sounds in the NICU at Children's, we think the SCN is going to be a nice change for him. His new nurses are wonderful; however, we already miss his Children's team. We can't thank them enough for the top notch care they gave our son, and for the kindess they showed us. We aren't too sad because we know it won't be long before we see them all again when Benjamin returns for his reconnection surgery.

As far as a surgery date, maybe a few months, maybe more. His surgeon said he's doing so well there's no need to rush it. He's going to have major setbacks with the surgery (back on the ventilator, back on PN, etc.) so it's best he grow more and his organs mature beforehand. He's now 5 lbs. 11 ozs. and he looks fantastic. He actually has chubby thighs and arms!

2 comments:

  1. Wow!!! YAY! That's amazing! Go Benjamin!

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  2. Wow!! I am so happy for you! What wonderful news...I hope being back at South Shore is a nice transition for you. I can't believe he is over 5 lbs now. What a big boy! More pics please!

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