The Day Kamran FINALLY Came Home

April 19, 2012 at 12:55 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | 3 Comments

Yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of Kamran coming home from the hospital for the first time ever. He was in the NICU for what felt like an eternity (every NICU parent says that) 33 days.

There is a lot about NICU life that will stick with me forever. One thing it seems I will always remember is the feeling that I would never get to bring my baby home. The neonatologists and nurses do a good job of not giving NICU parents false hope. They don’t say “I think you will be here X days.” Actually, they make every effort NOT to set deadlines or tell you what you want to hear. When you ask questions to that effect, you are quickly reminded that you are on the baby’s time. We learned that quickly when Kamran was in the NICU. he was certainly in no hurry.

After about 10 days in the NICU, the nurses started to get Kamran ready to go home. He was showing signs of being close to ready. He got his hearing test done and other fun baby things. We were urged to take our infant CPR class. The most encouraging part was when his nurse actually said to us “I think you will get to take this guy home soon.” We were so happy to finally hear it!! She was wrong. To go home, Kamran had to go 72 hours with no brady spells. What we didn’t know at the time was just how hard that would be for him to do. Waiting was the worst part for us. When we woke up in the morning, I would call for Kamran updates. After providing his record number (which I still remember), I would always ask if he had any spells. The answer would inevitably be yes. Eventually he started going 48 hours only to Brady a few hours later.

When the time came, we actually didn’t tell anyone that Kamran was coming home until we were on our way to get him from the hospital. Most friends and family found out via text on the way home. This was because we knew that until discharge papers were in hand, there would be no discharge.

Kamran was so teeny in his car seat. He was only 6 lb 7 oz when he came home. It’s insane how small he was…and he was a big preemie!

Tonight Kam learned to throw and spent about 30 minutes throwing his toy, chasing it and repeating. Watching him grow and learn is simply the best. To think of where he was this time last year just boggles my mind.

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  1. It was a great birthday present to me that he was coming home too! Love that boy!

  2. so happy for you!! almost time for another 🙂 ha!~


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