Posted by Rachel
To those of you who aren’t on Facebook, Matt is home. Children’s Hospital released Matt on Monday afternoon after having a very good weekend of feeding and weight gain. That was the criteria for Matt coming home. He needed to be taking his thickened feeds via a bottle, gaining weight, and not having any respiratory distress. He had done well all weekend taking between 40 and 60 mL of his thickened formula. Both occupational therapy and speech therapy watched him take a feed on Monday and they both said his suck is getting much better and he is doing so well. He will have to follow up with the eating clinic to have them watch his progress, but otherwise he is good to go. The eating clinic is where they will determine if he can reduce the amount of thickness of his feeds.
You should see the discharge packet they gave for him though. Wow, he has a lot of followups to be done. It seems like everyone who saw him at one point or another want to follow up with him in either a month, 2 months, or 6 months. Some of the appointments were already made by the staff and Children’s hospital and some we have to make. It is going to be a busy year.
We arrived home around 5:30pm. The kids were so excited to have baby Matt home. I think the pictures just say it all.