Saturday, March 12, 2011

There's No Place Like Home!

We left children's yesterday afternoon just one day short of Ramsey's 2 month birthday. Both boys slept the whole way home. At one point, Reed awoke, quickly looked over at Ramsey, smiled, then went back to sleep. He is so excited to have his little brother, or "Ram Man" as he has started calling him, at home.

The night went pretty well. I wasn't nervous because we came home with the Ramsey was fed at 12 then slept till after 4. He threw up and had trouble going back to sleep, but the nurse came today and fortunately, he gained weight! Ironically, the nurse realized that she recognized us from reading the blog!

We are very eager for everyone to meet Ramsey. If we could we'd throw a huge welcome home party, however, the hospital stressed how careful we need to be. Apparently, this is one of the worst flu and RSV seasons. It is so bad that they have folding chairs set up in the ER. They have advised us to keep Ramsey away from any children that attend daycare or school until the season is over, so it should be safer around Easter. As far as adults, anyone that has been free of illness, coughs, etc. for at least three days should be OK to visit. We hate to tell our nieces, nephews and friends children that they can't visit just yet, but that time will come soon enough and we have a lifetime of visits to look forward to.

It's so good to be home, now time to clean, unpack and cook - LOL.

Reed helps to prepare Ramsey's nursery
The chaplain tells Ramsey goodbye
Reed is excited for Ramsey's ride home!
Ramsey really is happy to be home

Reed plays doctor

Resting peacefully


  1. I am so happy and I can't wait to see Ramsey again!

    Jessica Evon

  2. Wonderful news Lisa and Dennis!! I wish I lived closer so I could visit all of you. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I love the pictures. Enjoy being together at home. Please keep us posted! Love, Michigan cousin Joyce

  3. So glad you are all at home now. Pictures are priceless!!

  4. Tears of joy! Love you all.

  5. Oh he looks so much like his big brother.....Praise God for all...especially for Ramsey's wonderful family and all who cared for him and still do. Thank you for including me in the journey....

  6. Was out shopping today and just got home. Praise God, you are all together at home now. With Dr. Reed taking care of him now, everything will be great. Still praying for all of you.The pictures are great. Really love the last one. Take care, and remember...GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.!!!!!!!

  7. So happy you're all home at last. Love the pictures! God Bless and stay healthy.
    Bobbi Lynn & Family

  8. This story is such an amazing happy story, but it sure didn't start out that way. from being told Ramsey had no left lung and only a sliver of right lung, and would not survive the transfer to Children's Hospital.
    I pray for that (Fellow) that she never ever again gives the option of dying. With the encouragement of the NICU Nurses at West Penn. Lisa and Dennis made the right choice, to do everything they could for Ramsey.
    Lisa and Dennis have inspired me with their strength, trust in God, and positive outlook even in the most trying times. God be with them and their two sons.
    The power of prayer does work, Miracles do happen, and we have living proof of that.
    God be with all the Doctors and Nurses who are helping so many in need, especially those at Children's Hospital.
    Love To All,
    Grandma Razza

  9. Oops,
    Also wanted to give a big God Bless You to Fr. Doug and Sister Lisa for all their support, prayers and comfort they gave us and to the Children and family's at Children's Hospital. We miss you already! Especially the one o'clocks on Sunday.
    Armand & Mary

  10. Welcome Home Ramsey!! Thank you Lord for this blessing.

    Can't wait to visit you again soon --- when the time is right and the flu has passed. :)

    You all are truly an inspiration... CONGRATULATIONS!! We are over joyed for you and the boys!!!

  11. I am so happy for you!!! It is the most amazing feeling in the world, seeing your baby FINALLY sleeping peacefully in their crib at home! Many prayers for continued health!
    Mom to Dakota 12-25-2008
    RCDH survivor

  12. I am so happy for you guys. Ramsey will be just fine at home with the positive attitude as well as the education you acquired... better than some RN's I know. He looks just like Reed and I bet he will be just as smart. I can't wait to visit but plan on waiting awhile. The flu is full blown in the Manor and I could be a carrier even though I am not sick myself. Your blog inspired so many of us and I hope you keep us posted. I know you will. See you soon.

  13. Hey guys, thought I'd check the blog since I haven't for a few weeks. I'm SO HAPPY for you guys, that you made it home! He looks great, and I'm sure that he'll continue to do amazing things with great parents like you. God bless!!

    Ashley (RN at Childrens NICU)