central line placed. This is what we will use when we bring her home to deliver her TPN. We will be trained this week on how to administer that to her and how to calculate how much she will need daily based on her oral feedings. We will also be CPR trained. We're feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of having her cares (aka: life) in our hands when she comes home, but we're sure once we're trained we'll feel much, much better about things. There's no way we're bringing her home until we both feel totally and completely comfortable.
Now we need to buck up and get Carlee's room ready (gasp!). I know, I know.... it's probably shocking to hear that her room isn't put together yet. We've had it on our to do list for weeks, but our lives have been a whirlwind lately and finding time has been hard because it involves swapping a bunch of big pieces of furniture between two rooms. We planned to get it ready yesterday, but then Mike ended up flying out to Arizona to be with his granddad, who is on the verge of passing away (I will post about Mike's amazing grandpa and Mike's experience visiting him soon) and Carlee ended up having her central line surgery, so it didn't happen....yet again. Hopefully we can find time to get it put together bit by bit this week. If not, she may be spending her first few nights in a box (only kidding about the box, but the article in that link is pretty interesting).
We may not have Carlee's room prepped yet, but we are prepped with a freezer full of meals! Mike and I spent last Sunday afternoon getting tons of freezer meals made so that we'll be able to focus solely on Carlee when she comes home without the stress of having to cook, which will be so nice.
The next chapter in Carlee's life is about to begin...yay! It is still filled with many uncertainties, but we are looking forward with hope and faith. We have witnessed so many miracles take place through this experience so far (I'll have to dedicate a future post to sharing some of them) and we know many more are yet to come. This experience is changing us for the better and we are so grateful for it. Yes, it has been hard, but amazingly it hasn't felt hard because we have truly been buoyed up by our Savior. His atonement is real.
Favorite quote this week:
-Elder Boyd K. Packer