Matt and I drove back to Florida last Thursday – I needed to see Luke, because it had been over 3 weeks! Uggh… I have NEVER been away from one of my children when they’re little more than a day or two.
In the meanwhile…
The hospital finally seemed to realize that we’re at our cracking point; no matter how it’s handled, a NICU stay is hard on the family, and ours has been starting to drag on and on. So they started making calls, and… in the event that Joshua hasn’t perked up sufficiently and starting to eat his food… ANGEL FLIGHT has agreed to transport him and me to Orlando!! This is provided that Winnie Palmer Hospital accepts Joshua into the NICU rather than the PICU, (where he would be exposed to more germs – and I’m not going to risk that).
However… He is eating!! Apparently, in the last two days he has been eating just about everything they can give him, so this is all very promising!
As for the crib thing…
Luke is still in his crib, mostly because he seems to like it, and because I don’t think I’m up for any struggles at nap time if he weren’t in his crib. (Life’s a little too stressful right now). I hope to have him out of his crib in the next few months; this is the oldest ANY of my children have stayed in their cribs.
As for toothbrushing, we try to do it morning and night, and I do most of the brushing for him because otherwise he would probably just eat the toothpaste and get nothing done.