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Sunday, January 9, 2011

I never saw this one coming...

So since everything went down with Jellybean I haven't been back home at all and Joey has only spent a few nights there. So that is 10 days since anyone has really been home at all. I mentioned before that our wonderful neighbors and friends have been holding the fort down for us and tending to our pets.

That means for 10 days Blue and Cadillac have pretty much been on their own. These two are so attached to me that when I take a bath they both have to be in the bathroom with me. They follow me from room to room at all times. If I am sitting on the couch Cadillac is above my head and Blue is either at my feet or next to me. So 10 days without Mom has been devastating to them. Joey said that they both slept right next to him the other night and Cadillac insisted on being rubbed all night long.

Now Cadillac and Blue have always had a tenuous relationship. At our old house Cadillac learned how to open the sliding glass door and would pry it open to let the dog out in hopes that Blue wouldn't return. He would also wait for the dog to fall asleep and then jump on the couch and swat the daylights out of Blue's face. There are times in our home where the interactions between these two were like a day at the OK Corral. So you can understand my shock when Joey called me Saturday morning to say that Cadillac was rubbing all against Blue and they were now cleaning each other. WAIT? WHAT HAPPENED? After 4 years our pets finally learned to like each other? If I had known all it took to get those two to stop fighting was two weeks alone together I would have done it a long time ago!

This is also great news since needless to say when Jellybean comes home Cadillac and Blue will no longer be treated to the same amount of attention they are used to. Luckily - I already stocked up on treats to make it up to them. I'm not too proud to resort to bribery with my pets!

As for Jellybean news - His NG tube is out. He has done the last 6 bottles by mouth and completed his full feeds. 2 more feeds and he will have passed his last big test. Then we will look at another 24 hours of him eating ad lib (as desired) so they can be sure that he is taking in enough food and we should be heading home as long as nothing else comes up. He passed both his hearing and car seat tests. He is regulating his body temperature without any issues. I am so amazed and thrilled with our little boy. Joey fed him last night and afterward he just cooed and smiled at us. It was the cutest thing - every time we would laugh he would smile even bigger! I also had a blast picking up a few more preemie outfits for him today. I'm not going crazy on those since he is growing like a weed - up to 17inches and 3 lb 7oz. So hopefully in the next day or two I'll be writing you to say - We're Free!

4 comments:

That One Mom said...

I'm so happy to hear all of the good news! Kiss the baby for me!!

Shell said...

So happy that he could be home soon!

Jenn @ South of Sheridan said...

He'll be home before you know it! :) I'm glad to hear that your pets are getting along too! I wish my dogs and cats acted like that lol

S.I.F. said...

Good to hear they learned to get along! And I cannot wait for you to be able to take him home!! :)

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