Justine had a breathing incident shortly after the doctors gave her the green light to come home tomorrow. Hospital policy says patients need to go five days without having an incident before release. Today is Day 0, so provided she doesn’t do this again, earliest homecoming date is Tuesday.

We are disappointed. But the delay serves a purpose. I have a few last minute details to take care of before they are home. Now I don’t have to rush quite as frantically!

It also gives us time to rest before she is our responsibility. The last few days have been up and down for me emotionally as we try to wrap our heads around one kid coming home while the other stays in the hospital. Sleep would be great.

She is still eating well. The nurses don’t expect her to regress in this skill. Hopefully she will keep up that breathing and we can try again on Tuesday.