We were discharged from the hospital today! After 22 days in the NICU, we came home to our cozy house and loving cats. Lumin slept through the ride home, and woke up just in time to experience a little bit of the outdoors as we brought her in from the car.
We're all exhausted. She remains on supplemental oxygen, two anticonvulsant meds, and two antibiotics. We have follow up appointments with at least five different doctors in the coming weeks and months. It will be vital to watch Lumin's development as she grows, because she remains at high risk for developmental delay, cerebral palsy, apnea, low verbal IQ and more. For now, though, we're home. We can finally rest.
Thank you all for your ongoing prayers, meals, donations, support, and cards. Once again, we feel blessed that the community has been there for us. Stay tuned to this blog for development updates, photos, and more. We're also planning a big fundraiser for Lumin's medical bills and her future. It will be on the evening of May 14 at the Manitou Springs School District Auditorium and will feature the best of local bands. More information is forthcoming.
-Ben and Monica