Just a quick update as I have had a long day at the hospital today and have only just got home.
Joe's operation yesterday went well. He took a bit longer than expected to wake up so he was moved down to intensive care on a ventilator . They had warned me that there was a small chance this would happen and he may need a day or so of being ventilated, but within a couple of hours he had been extubated and was transferred back to NICU. He was quite unsettled upon his return but I think this was more to do with the lack of food than any pain. Apart from a couple of doses of paracetamol, he hasn't needed any pain relief, and after sleeping away the afternoon he was back to normal by early evening. His wound is small and neat and won't even show once it is healed. Around lunch time today he arrived home to Poole.
I was hoping today that we would get a firm plan for discharge but it seems the doctors and nurses in Poole have other plans. All I hear is how I need to be patient, we can't rush, blah blah blah. I have been patient. I have been patient for 15 weeks! All I want now is to get my babies home. The plan as it stands is to see how the babies are next Tuesday. A whole week away. If Joe is still needing oxygen in a week they will arrange for it to be installed at home. Then we should be able to bring them home the following week. So that is two weeks. At least the end is in sight.