Tomorrow marks one week we have been home from the hospital. It has not been an easy journey. First of all, this oxygen concentrator is huge! Then there is the fact he must be tethered to it day and night! Because he is so little, and has a trach, he has to be attached to a humidifier. He has about 8 feet of hose, because if he had it any longer, he would be losing his humidity.
He used to sleep in my room, right next to my bed, but because we live in a single wide mobile home (my little tin box), basically, his bedroom is now our living room. Mine too. I now sleep on the couch. We are trying to convert the bathroom right next to our room into Rob's office, then the old office will be Tommy's new room. This is easier said than done! Hopefully we can get it all finished by the end of the month. Then, I can put his humidifier on a rolling cart and move him back and forth at night and in the morning. Oh, the new room is just off of the living room, so it would be perfect. Just a TON of work. As of right now, all of his medical equipment, bed, swing, supplies, EVERYTHING is piled up in the living room! We basically have a little path from one side of the room to the other.
Well, Tommy is now making noises to be fed and changed, so duty calls!