I had this entire post written in my head for today about all the things I was tired of with this hospitalization (including motion operated sinks and cafeteria pizza). But instead, I am so happy to report that yesterday, on Claire's 2 month birthday, she was finally released from the hospital!
Her O2 levels still dropped off pretty quickly on a room air challenge, but we were finally able to convince the Drs that they weren't really doing anything that we couldn't do at home, and they agreed to send her home on O2 and a pulse ox monitor. All of her cords are taking a little time to get used to, but it's totally worth it to be home.
I'll stay with Claire this week and will work from home. Next week I hope to make it into work all 3 days with mom and Darren keeping her while I'm gone. Even though there is only one other baby at her daycare, I'd like to keep her home until her cough is completely gone and she's off the O2. We've already been able to decrease her O2 since she's been home (lower elevation?) so I hope the cumbersome tanks will be gone before too long.
More pictures coming soon!