Sunday, August 19, 2012

Day 5

Today was a rough one. Not for Ward, he's doing amazingly. For me on the other hand, WAH!

The first downer was finding out that Tuesday is the for sure earliest that Ward will get to come home. My hopes were way up for tomorrow, and mentally I got crushed. We'll see how it goes, but he might not even make it home until Wednesday depending on Tuesday's labs :(

The other frustration of the day was a total and complete disconnect with Ward's day nurse. My balancing act between home and NICU completely came crashing down and I pretty much missed all of his feedings today. It feels absolutely terrible. I told his nurse I'd be in at noon, and she fed him at 11:45. Then, I told her Eric and I would be back at 7, and she fed him at 6:30. Grr. Somewhere in between she said to me, on two separate occasions, "he just misses his momma." Yeah, no kidding. Thank you for making me feel like crap.

Oh well, at least my son is awesome.

3 comments:

Adam & Samantha said...

Oh I'm so sorry! When Ryder was in the nicu for jaundice- we had one nurse that kept miscommunications. So frustrating and hard. But at least he's getting strong and coming home soon! Hang in there mama!

deveney said...

Ahh! That is so frustrating! that happened a few times with Tucker and I just wanted to scream at the nurse! SO hard! Hoping Ward will be home with you this week, you can make it!!

julie said...

I would make them write it in the chart. They can pacify a child for 15 to 30 minutes. And if that nurse can't wait for you to get there you can get another nurse! You have a lot more power than they make you feel like you have! I am so sorry. I will go fight for you if you want!!! Can you tell I have had a few run-ins with doctors/nurses? Sorry.