I just talked to the nurse, and Douglas Finney has his moving orders. He’ll be out of the ICU onto the main floor today, with timing depending only on when a room is ready for him. He’s healthy enough to be out of the ICU! Also, they finally got a peripheral IV in him last night. I think it was something like the 15th try. Ouch!
While the move from the ICU means that he’s doing great, Mommy and Daddy are a bit nervous about it. We’re going from a place where Douglas has one or two nurses devoted to him to a place where he might share a room with another kid and the nurses are shared over the floor. In short, the primary responsibility for his feeding, cleaning, and health is moving from the medical staff to us. We’re really happy that he’s healthy enough for this change, but we’re nervous in the way all new parents are.
Also, Jenny is having a lot of fun picking out clothes for him, as we finally get to start dressing him. He’ll be so cute.