After 113 day in the Scott & White Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kaidyn Jamiel Walker is finally home! I just can't believe this day has come. The Overnight Stay went well, although waking up every 3 hours will take some getting use to. Saying goodbye to everyone in the NICU was bitter sweet. I will miss all of them! From Dr. Govande (her neo) to all the nurses, social workers, and other staff. Their faces became a regular part of my day. I realized quickly that although I have felt out of order being in an unfamiliar town for almost 4 months, a regular routine had set in. This irregularity had become normal. Checking out of the Ronald McDonald House was also a very bitter sweet moment. The entire staff there has been excellent my entire stay. I had really moved in and it became apparent when time to pack up my room. I guess the good thing is that it wasn't really goodbye to the RMH or to Scott and White. Both will be a part of our lives for time to come with follow up appointments, visits to see old friends, and NICU reunions.
She did very well on the drive home, slept the entire way. She seems to like riding in her car seat. Getting settled in at home is slow going. Getting use to moving around with her equipment will take some getting use to. She has been doing great since she's been home.
I want to thank you all so much for following us through this part of our journey. What a roller coaster this was. But do not think the blog will end here. Kaidyn and I have a wonderful journey ahead of us and I will continue to post the progress of this miracle that has touched my life. Continue to pray for her and her development. Our next challenge is meeting those developmental milestones and staying on track.
I will also continue to update on Baby Maya. I know many have been praying for her and please continue. Her mom and I have become great friends so I will keep you all updated. Maya is on now on a high flow cannula and is doing wonderfully. She has started taking a bottle now as well. It seems that her and Kaidyn have had a very great week. Maya just seems to be pushing full steam ahead now. I guess she wants to join her buddy Kaidyn on the "outside" :)
Again thank you all for your prayers and continue!