It’s been a long long day but Benjamin is settling into his new “home”. The move was rough at first though. He does not like being messed with and the change to the baby pod they used for the ambulance and plane and to the portable ventilator was tough for him. When they finally got him settled Amy and he started on their journey. Carol was able to see us off and say bye to Benjamin. We are so happy she will continue to be part of Benjamin’s life.
I’m sure Amy will post more about the trip but for me it was a long stressful car ride waiting to hear how they were. Luckily it all went pretty smoothly.
Benjamin seems to be doing ok so far at Morgan Stanley Children’s hospital (we’ll just call it CHONY). He still is very sleepy from being sedated for the trip and it being such a long day. (We are also very sleepy.) They are very aggressive here about getting babies off the ventilator here and are already weaning him off a little. He was re-intubated (by the guy who invented the bubble cpap ventilation method we hope he moves to soon) but through the nose which amazingly ended his leak (that and a bigger tube).
Everyone here seems nice – not “Lancaster nice” but nice for New York. We already miss everyone very much from WBH though.
It will be great to sleep in our own bed tonight and begin to figure out how our life works now. One step at a time.