Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Surgery Scheduled

We are at home (we've been here since about 2, mostly to add Seth to the insurance and allow Natalie to freshen up). Nat is heading back to the hospital for the night, but before the 7-8 shift change, we wanted to talk to nurse Greg.

He said that Seth is doing great. He was astounded that he eats so much. He said most babies he sees eat 1.5 - 2 oz. while Seth eats 2.5 - 3 oz. of milk. I'm pretty sure that he sees many tiny, premature, or sickly babies with unhealthy appetites, or maybe our baby is just like his dad.

We also received news that answered our prayers! Seth is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday. He didn't have any other details, but he knew they had decided to do it on that day. This is important news to us because we were told that the surgery wouldn't happen on the Fourth (Wednesday), or Friday through Monday due to decreased staff at the hospital. If they'd pushed us to next week it would mean many more days to travel for feedings and spending additional nights in a hospital chair.

This means that if the recovery goes well that Seth could be home in 7 - 10 days. I can't think of news that would've been better at this point! We will be updating the blog each time we get new information.



  1. Great news! It is killing me not being there. As soon as we pulled into today, I asked if I could use the internet to check for updates. Wish I could talk to you... I miss you, my friend! In the meantime, I pour my heart out to God in your behalf. Love you both!

  2. I am so glad. We love you all! One prayer answered. One more to go!

  3. So glad!! The waiting game is never fun. Hopefully, in a week and a half this will all be a story of the past.
    Much love and prayers sent your way!

  4. I'm so glad to hear things can move forward quickly. I told your mom I can take the boys on the day of the surgery so she can be available to you. I will call her again, but make sure you tell her to take me up on it! We love you guys! Continued prayers for you.

  5. That is great news! He will be home before you know it.

  6. Thank goodness! I can't wait until tomorrow, I am so glad it is this week and you don't have to wait. We are praying for your doctors now, hopefully things will go perfectly.

  7. You are champion updaters. Thank you for letting us come along on the ride. I feel like I'd know nurse Greg if I saw him.

    The heavens are smiling down on the Ockeys. Just yesterday I saw your mom at Macey's pushing the boys in a car cart, and you KNOW how hard it is to score one of those.


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