On Monday, November 23rd we were able to leave, but it took until 6p to have everything ready. We had to get oxygen tanks exchanged and see the eye doctor before we could leave. The eye doctor has to check for ROP development in the eyes of preemies to see if there is any irregular growth that can lead to blindness. This was their third check-up and this time the doctor said their eyes had developed properly and gave them the OK to not need additional check-ups. We also had to take lots of pictures of course!
Vicki, Annie, Gracie, Ruthie, and Ann-Marie
Vicki with Annie, Gracie, and Ruthie. For the last two months Vicki has watched our girls everytime she's worked except for 2 or 3 days.
Ann-Marie's brother and his wife, David and Karen, let us borrow their van to bring the girls home in one vehicle (we still just have a four door sedan). Despite the roominess of the van, the car seats, oxygen equipment, and monitors still managed to fill up the available space.