Chris and Jane were soooo excited to get Cameron home. They thought they would have soooo much more time now that they were not driving up to the hospital every day to visit him. However, they found the opposite to be true. For being such a little guy Cameron already keeps his parents hopping. Our cat, Stella, is curious but appears to guard our newest addition to the family.
This first week, Jane's mom drove over from Muskegon to help Jane and Chris while Cameron settled in. At first his parents thought they wouldn't really need a lot of assistance from Mary Ellen but it quickly became apparent that Chris and Jane definitely needed the help. Grandma was extremely helpful with everything and they really appreciate everything that she has done for the whole family. (We can't believe we didn't take any pictures on our camera with Grandma- next time, promise!)
The week went very quickly. Cameron continued with his regimented feeding schedule every three hours. He is usually awake and ready to eat come feeding time. He is taking down most all his meals like a champ.
On Wednesday, Cameron got to venture outside for the first time since coming home. He made a trip to the doctors office. Everything was great there. He weighed in at a whopping 5 pounds 9 ounces (WOW!!). The doctor looked him over and was very happy with his progress so far. Cameron, however, was not happy to with the exam and let his thoughts be known by peeing all over the doctor and the table. Chris and Jane quickly packed up Cam and rushed out the door before he could get into any more trouble.
At last, on Saturday Grandma had to go home. After all the wonderful meals she cooked and all the help with Cameron, Chris and Jane had become very spoiled and would miss her very much. She has since told them that she will be in once a week to hang out with her grandson.
On Sunday, the Ringler family stopped in for a visit. 'Big Sis' Lauren, Andrea and Steve all were excited to see Cameron and hold him for the first time. (Pictures shown here)
Last, but not least, we have to say how much we miss our nurses from Neo. Not just because they handled his 2:00 & 5:00 am feedings, but more so for the friendships we formed in the short time we were there. Cam's quick progress is largely due to the awesome care that he received while at the hospital. We hope we can stay in touch with all of our new friends. We especially want to thank Tammy, Lora, Deb, Amy, Ann, Jan, Delores and Chad.