Thursday, November 1, 2007

Another Milestone!

Today Noah had his first Clinic appointment at Primary Childrens Hospital. Everyone was very nice but the process was not as smooth as The Childrens Hospital in Denver. I am very happy to be home... I just wish I could have brought the Hospital with me.


Clinic went well and I think it will only get better as they come to know what I expect and I become used to their way of doing things. Afterward, Noah had his first well-baby check up ever. So... for you mothers out there you know what this means.... Shots. Poor little thing had to get 3 immunization shots today. He did super well though. He stopped crying as soon as I picked him up and he wasn't cranky at all the rest of the day. But... the best part... Noah has now been removed from Oxygen Therapy during the day!!!! He was off his oxygen for a whole hour at the Doctors and he was in the high 90's and even 100 some of the time (when he wasn't moving his foot.) He will still stay on it at night because breathing tends to be shallower while sleeping. I am getting an O2 monitor to check him to see how he does while he sleeps and then if he does well, he can come off at night too. They also did a chest X-Ray today and the Doctor said it looked really good so he wants to check with the Pulmonologist from Denver and see what the concern is because he doesn't see anything.

So two milestone. O2 removal (my baby is finally unplugged!!) and shots. But that's not all.... I think he has two teeth trying to break through. I can see them just under the gums. So we are definitely using the Tylenol these days.

It was kind of odd though. Today as we walked across the walkway between Primary's and the University Hospital (Cardiac Clinic is in Primary's and well baby is at the U) Shane and I reflected that the last time Noah was taken down that hallway it was right after he was born and he was being wheeled by the Life Flight team. Brought back very sad memories. But all I had to do was look at him sleeping in the stroller to be filled with Peace. So of course I had Shane, Lilly, and Noah pose for a picture. (I'll post it soon.)

It's so great being home and being home with everyone. No one is missing. No one is somewhere else. We are all together. My Joy is complete.


  1. Noah sounds like a winner! God bless you all.

  2. Hi Crys,

    I found your blog and wanted to let you know about a local support group for CHD families. You can find out more about the group at

    My son Jacob was born in April with Transposition of the Great Arteries and had an Arterial Switch Operation at 5 days old. He is doing great now.

    There are a number of families in our group with all different types of CHD's and levels of health, including angel babies.

    We are here to support each other. Please let us know if you need anything!

    Christina Davis

  3. We're SO HAPPY 2 have you all home n its awesome Noah's Off The O2 during the day, yay!!!!!! love, jen

  4. I'm so glad you are back! We missed seeing you at the hospital by a day! (We spent Halloween morning there)
    Darn it! :)

  5. I am so happy for you and your family. What a strong baby boy you have! I know from experiance, it feels so good to have your baby free!


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