We were able to bring Liam home from the hospital yesterday around 5:30pm. Liam however has to be on oxygen at home while he is sleeping. We monitored his oxygen saturation all day yesterday and he did fine (93%) off oxygen when he was awake but when he would nap he was between 86-88%. So we had to contact a company that provides home oxygen and they came and set it up for us last night. We have a concentrator in our room (Liam will be sleeping in our room for now) that pulls oxygen in from the room air and isolates it and provides it to Liam through the nasal cannula. We also have an O2 tank in a stand with a regulator in case we lose power. The kids were very intrigued by the whole process and were listening in on the instructions from the rep. The kids were instructed not to hit it with objects or knock it over or it could explode (even though technically it can't he still tells kids this so they will leave it alone). This did not sit well with Adley. He immediately became panicked and asked why we couldn't have just left Liam at the hospital for a few more days. Adley usually isn't our worrier - that's Aidan - but last week a house in our city really did explode - about 2am in the morning, but so far it is under investigation as being suspicious - the house was in foreclosure. See below:
Liam has a follow-up appointment scheduled on Monday with the Pediatrician so we will keep the home oxygen until then. We will then probably have to make an appointment to see a Pulmonologist to make sure there is not anything underlying that is causing him to get sick so much. During his hospital stay I had to work so thanks to Jared's sister and mom that helped out with the 3 big boys Jared came and stayed with Liam while I worked. It was nice to be able to visit when I wanted. Jared said that even though you don't really do much but just sit in bed and tend to Liam that it is exhausting - I agree.
And just in case you forgot about the other 3 boys b/c I haven't really mentioned them in awhile on my blog