|The NICU Experience||Aaron update 2|
||Subject: Aaron update 2
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2002 9:54 PM
From: Kevin Quick
To: Aaron Update List
Another very good day for Aaron!
They tried to put a catheter up through his arm and near his heart, which will be used to feed him over the next few weeks. His veins are so small that this first attempt failed. Theyll keep trying over the next few days until they succeed. It is apparently typical for this to take several tries, so were not too worried about this.
Tomorrow, Kathleen and I will probably try venturing home for a couple of days, after meeting with a social worker, renting a breast pump and taking care of several other odds and ends. We left everything at home in a mess, what with the crises over the past two weeks and all. We want to button things up and pack again for a better-planned trip toward the end of the week.
Were a bit exhausted, but doing OK. We think a little breath of fresh Lake County air will do us good. We hope to be home Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so you can call us there then. We love your calls; if you wonder whether to call or not, please do call!
Our little guy is really endearing himself to us. I took this picture of him tonight (see attached).
Thank you again for your continued prayers.
Lots of love,
Kevin, Kathleen and Aaron