Charlotte's Journey Home

Just a Regular Kid, Sort Of

The Best Day Ever


We think a picture is worth 1000 words…

Yep….today Charlotte was released from CV Surgery to Cardiology. Dr. Young, her cardiologist, gave the following orders:
–d/c oxygen
–d/c NG tube. This is probationary. Charlotte is to eat on demand for a week and then go to her pediatrician to be weighed in. If she gains weight, we can keep the NG tube out for another week. If she stays the same or loses weight, the NG tube goes back in. Keep your fingers crossed!!

Lots of other boring orders changing her drug dosages.

Most importantly, Dr. Young was “pleasantly surprised” by Charlotte’s progress and indicated that things were going even better than she had expected.

After a loooooooooooong day at the hospital (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.–visits with Xray, Echocardiogram, EKG, CV surgery and Cardiology, plus social visits with 2 PICU nurses), little miss is asleep on my arm as I type this.

p.s. d/c means “discontinue” 🙂

Author: Culture Bean

I am a mother, a pre-published children's author, and a published academic. I am also a "mommy blogger," though I hate the term. My passions are reading and writing. As a professor, I strive to help my students think critically about the media and culture with which they engage. I've started this blog because it's time I put my money where my mouth is!

3 thoughts on “The Best Day Ever

  1. Atta girl, Charlotte! What a lovely picture to see first thing this morning. Onward and upward, kiddo!

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  3. Oh, Charlotte, I am so happy for you, not to mention your super parents!! Love, Bamma

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