Arbitrary Information Leads to Jack’s Return Home

I have to admit, I always have a really hard time trying to start a blog post. Then once I have started, I find that I type a very long post which started with nothing but rambling. I usually just start writing something and see where it goes, then I go back and delete all the non-sense. But, for point of conversation, I am going to keep the ramblings to this post. Just a little peak into my chaotic ‘writing’ evolution.

Which brings me to Jack’s homecoming. He was released from Children’s Hospital on Wednesday evening after successfully holding down two bolus feeds of Elecare. His incision was healing nicely and he wasn’t requiring any more pain medications so he was all ours. So Jack’s first stop after the hospital would logically be a softball field, right? Matt plays softball on Wednesday nights in Pleasant Ridge and by the time we were leaving the hospital, we were running late for the ball field.

We swung by the house and grabbed Jack’s diaper bag and were off. As I had mentioned in my last post, Jack was ready with his yellow shirt, flip flops and sunglasses. He was ready to root on his Daddy. And it’s a good thing he did, Matt’s team won their game pretty handily.

Jack was in a great mood the entire night. He was certainly using his eyes and smiles to let us know that he was happy to be out of the hospital and back with us. When we made it back to the house, Jack instantly went to play with his toys which included a plush monkey that my Grandma bought for him. Jack saw it perched up in his high chair which must have been placed there when my mom came to clean the house (Thank you again, it looks/smells great!).

One thing that I have notices since the short time that Jack has been back home, he seems to be going to sleep a lot easier at night and really sleeping through the night. And I mean a deep sleep. Matt and I are back to checking in on him and making sure he is still breathing because he is so quiet and not making any effort to move. I am sure that the lack of ostomy bag is making him more comfortable by leaps and bounds. He just feels and looks like a happier boy.

Just one new development before I call it a night…there is a fourth tooth. He now has all four front teeth. Bring on the T-bone!

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6 thoughts on “Arbitrary Information Leads to Jack’s Return Home

  1. I’m so glad to hear jack is back home! I really can’t wait to see him again. Four teeth!!! O my goodness, he probably handles a little tooth coming through like a pro compared to what he has made leaps and bounds through, and I can only imagine how happy he is to be back home with his totally awesome parents and how much more comfy he must be. I’m tickled just to imagine his relief and the joys he is having. Not sure why I can’t see the picture but I am sure it’s certainly cuter than the last! I’ve noticed he’s one of those babies that gets cuter every day even though it doesn’t seem possible to possibly be any cuter!

  2. I’m so glad to hear jack is back home! I really can’t wait to see him again. Four teeth!!! O my goodness, he probably handles a little tooth coming through like a pro compared to what he has made leaps and bounds through, and I can only imagine how happy he is to be back home with his totally awesome parents and how much more comfy he must be. I’m tickled just to imagine his relief and the joys he is having. Not sure why I can’t see the picture but I am sure it’s certainly cuter than the last! I’ve noticed he’s one of those babies that gets cuter every day even though it doesn’t seem possible to possibly be any cuter! Xoxoxo jack, love ya little buddy ❤

    • sorry my phone is really silly in the house and I don’t know how to delete my duplicate comment lol…btw, I can see the picture now and he may very well be the cutest baby ever, just like Nolan haha…seriously I love him! Carly and I both think they kind of look alike in some ways too. Goodnight little Roe!

  3. Jack is so amazing in his fight against CDH and so are his parents. Its been a long road and some time a very bumpy one but one well worth traveled and he’s made it Your welcome for cleaning your house (no messing please), I really think you could use house crashers to help with the kitchen restoration, I will hang out at the hardware stores and see if I can find Josh Temple to come and ambush your house. Love you, Mom

  4. Hello, I came across your blog while looking for a GI in Cincy. Do you have one that you like?? Ours moved and we do not like the one we were transferred to! Thanks… Your little guy is adorable!!

    • First, thank you. I am quite partial to him myself. : )

      As for a GI specialist. We used to see Dr. Adam Mezoff at Children’s but we recently received a letter in the mail that he is transferring to Dayton Children’s (perhaps this is the same situation as you). Since we are no longer followed by the GI cinic, we have not had our care tranferred. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of any help. I hope you find a GI specialist that meets your needs and you like as much as your last GI.

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