Thursday, December 22, 2011

home -after 10 days

After seeing every other patient on the ward home before him, it was finally Noah's turn.
He first had his staples taken out this morning and put up quite a fight needing three of us to hold him down - he then apologised to the nurse for the fuss!
I changed his ileostomy bag for the second time and he now has a more child sized bag. We have strict instructions to measure his pooh (the joys of parenting!) and we have to aim to keep the output between 250 and 350ml day, any more and we have to contact the surgical registrar to see if he needs IV fluids again, any less and we have to cut his loperamide dose. We are going to get good care from the district nurses - one phoned after I'd only been home for an hour.
Noah said the things he wanted most about home were his own bed and an internet connection (for google maps) but he is now tucked up in Lily's bed listening to the script for this years Christmas play.
Paul is away at a clinic in New Plymouth and gets back tonight, Joe and Rachel arrive tomorrow and Sam, Anika, Beth and James on Saturday - I am just beginning to realise how much there is to do to prepare for Christmas but thought I would first update the blog with our good news.
I have promised Noah we will take a Xmas photo of all the family around him singing "All I want for Christmas is YOU".


Carmen said...

So glad to hear Noah is home and on the mend. What an ordeal for everyone, poor young man.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, you have so much to be grateful for, that will make it all the more special.
Best wishes to you all,
Carmen xx

Karen said...

Fantastic that Noah is out of hospital and back home - what a lovely Christmas you will have with the family! Thanks for the updates - looking forward to Christmas photos. Have a lovely time together. Looking forward to seeing you in the new year. Love from Karen and Lenny

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that Noah is home in time for Christmas. I hope you all have a very happy and calm Christmas.
Lots of love,