Saturday, May 16, 2009

Counting Down 164 days....

So, here I sit, a math geek, with nothing better to do. I realized during the last hospital admission that we have yet to have had Kiera home more days than she has been in the hospital. The hospital still owns controlling shares in our baby girl. For so many, this calculation of the day their baby has been home longer than they were in the hospital is much simpler. However, with 7 readmissions in addition to the initial 514 day stay, this computation required some of my higher mathematics training. (This...children is why you need math)

Anyway, I know you're waiting with baited breath to find out what I've concluded...

Kiera's total days spent "inpatient" in NICU or PICU(this does not include regular doctor's visits or urgent care) is at present 585 days. She spent 319 days at home in 2008 and to date has had 102 days at home in 2009, resulting in total days at home of 421 so far. (BTW...her last stay in March totaled 34 days while total days in 2008 were 46 combined...eek).

So barring any further admissions, we are counting down the next 164 days. I have calculated that Kiera's 50/50 day would be October 27th; therefore, we will have controlling interest in Kiera the following day, October 28th, 2009 (Incidentally my brother's birthday and 3 days before Kiera's original due date). A PARTY WILL DEFINITELY BE IN ORDER. I will keep the date of the party updated as unexpected hospital visits occur and in case anyone would like to plan to come. I may have to make adjustments in that it will be heading into cold and flu season, but this may be a bigger event than birthdays or even her wedding! For sure...it will be a fun anniversary to celebrate!

1 comment:

The Gonce's said...

October 27th is a great day! It's my birthday...so I will be celebrating with you all as October 28th draws near for you all!