Thursday, July 9, 2009

ICU? Not So Bad

As's me at around 36 weeks!

We're beginning to wonder if our AFCC team just likes to hang out with us, because it's about that time, every afternoon, when we get a call from Linda or Laurie about coming over to Children's for one thing or another. Yesterday's adventure involved a tour of the the Medical/Surgical ICU, not to be confused with the NICU. This is the portion of the hospital where Rafa will recover from his surgery and spend time on ECMO. When he's ready to come off of ECMO, he will be transfered to the NICU proper. Things were pretty sterile and non-descript, with some strategically placed kid-friendly artwork. But more importantly, the nurse we met was very warm and soothing, answered our questions, and knew well enough to give me a hug when we left. That's what I'm talking about!

Today's appointments are:
11:30 Non-stress test
1:00 Consult with Dr. Economy
2:00 Meet with Dr. Hess, my anesthesiologist
2:30 Meet with a rep from the Children's anesthesiology department
3:30 Collapse and sleep

We are also looking forward to some visitors this afternoon, the Silvers from Brooklyn! Can't wait to see you all!


  1. Phoebe, this is a great picture! So cute! Sounds like a busy day...a warm and soothing nurse sounds great. I can't help but to smile when I read Dr. Economy's name, but I am sure he is a great doc AND I'm sure his name is a good sign.
    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Awesome pic! And I see our friend Mr. Bellybutton has come out to say hello. =) Good luck with the appointments today and we'll see you soon!

  3. OK a) you look awesome and b) i'm so glad that things are going well. i'll be thinking of you and praying for you guys. Thanks for sharing your story!

  4. HOT Mama!! (BTW, this is still Andrea, not Tim ;) Counting the days for you!