So we're finally home and still trying to get settled. No doubt it will take some time to get a routine going, but things are starting to fall into place.
Let me just back track a little from this past Monday. By the grace of God we were finally discharged after 185 days of being in the NICU. Don't get me wrong, we absolutely LOVE all of Lana's nurses, RTs, and physicians, but we just badly needed to come home. Lana was surrounded by the most compassionate and loving staff I have ever seen. It was obvious that although they all wanted her to come home, they were also going to miss her presence.
This was Lana's home for the past 6 months. Personally, this image evokes so many different emotions. It's surreal peering into an empty room that we once called our second home. It was here where we spent our darkest moments, and it was also here where Lana let her light shine.
Auntie Sommey strapping Lana in her stroller/car seat to send her off to her journey. It was a bittersweet moment. Tears were shed from both ends.
The nurses planned to let pink balloons fly out to signify Lana's journey outside the hospital.
An oxygen concentrator was installed to provide the supplemental O2 that Lana needs. Luckily it isn't too loud, and humming isn't too noticeable.
This is Lana's other friend, Mr.Pulse Oximeter, and he measures how well she's breathing and also monitors her heart rate.
We took some design ideas from the hospital. This includes installing a wall-mounted hand sanitizer, and it is placed conveniently next to her crib.
Totally encapsulates how special Lana is to us. Thank you Auntie Sommey.