Surgery Cancelled

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Wow, I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since Matthew has been home! Time flies when you are having fun! It has been such a joy to have him home, even though it has been pretty tough at times.

Matthew was scheduled for his eye surgery today at 10:30 and it was cancelled. We managed to get admitted to the hospital, made it all the way to surgery pre-op and we were about to go into surgery when they realized that they didn't have a bed for him in the NICU. They had a bed for him but it was in the wrong part of the hospital. He really needs to be in the NICU to be monitored for 24 hours after surgery, especially because of his past history. So....the next possible dates for his eye surgery is either December 10 or 29. This is the surgery that they had attempted before but didn't get to finish because he had a vagal response and stopped breathing. I have to admit I am glad it was postponed because I hated having to take him back to the hospital.

Anyway, we weren't sure how much he was weighing up to now but we got a chance to weigh him today at pre-op. He was weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces but he was weighed with his clothes and diaper on, so he might be more like 8 pounds 3 ounces. He has a pediatrician appointment on Thursday, so when they weigh him then we will let you know his true weight.

We will continue to keep you posted on Matthew's progress and post pictures of him too. Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and gifts.


Jason & Jenn,
What a joy to answer the question, "How's Matthew doing?" with "He's home now!" We feel so blessed to know that he is doing well and that he has such mature and loving parents to take care of him. Can't wait to see and hold him. We're looking forward to more pictures...

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