Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 59: Freedom for Giovanni Tomorrow!

They are releasing Giovanni tomorrow. His counts have been great, his platelets are at normal levels and his Neutrophils are at 970. He is getting a little boost of Hemoglobin today, as his has been running just above their transfusion cut off. They said they are not worried though and believe it is from the daily blood draws.

We are so, so, so thrilled. I truly cannot imagine not living here anymore. It will be 60 day and 59 nights tomorrow. He is a strong, amazing little boy who inspires me with his ability to keep smiling while being stuck in the box. He indeed kept the smile on my face each day. In these last few days as he has noticed me pulling my mask down more he has started waking me up by pulling my mask down and giving me a big kiss with his little cheek smashed up against mine. It really makes my heart skip with such love and cuteness!

I apologize that this is a short post. I have SO much to tell you all about including our Romanian Market experience two weekends ago, My sweet, nurturing kids, Liviana's cuddling, The crazy Milan market and much more. It also took some great photos today of Aria, Miles and Liviana that I will try to get to in the next couple of days.

I am tired (mostly emotionally probably) and want to feel rested for the big day tomorrow. I have been told release time is 2pm...7am CDT. EEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! We are short a bed and Brad had a whirlwind fiasco trying to get one at Ikea...another long story.

I will blog in the next couple of days when we are home. I am hoping that I will be able to load video of the homecoming. I have had problems downloading and uploading videos so I hope it all works out this time so we can share the big day.

My family is going to all be together! It brings me such joy! The peace will come tomorrow when I look at all four faces together and take a deep breath.

Hug Your Babies!


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Alzbeta said...

That is wonderful!!

Sarah Schurz said...

Don't forget...freedom for Mama tomorrow too!!! Soooo happy for you and your beautiful family to be together again-this just made my day!!!

Drvance19 said...

How fantastic! It will be so great for you all to be together and for that little toddler to have is freedom to roam, run and play with his siblings. Sooo happy for you and your family.

Erin Gaeng said...

How wonderful to hear! We will all be looking forward to seeing the video- or at least some pictures of your family! So glad to read your good news this morning!

Michelle said...

I am an American living here in Milan and married to an Italian. I saw your comment on Expats. I live near San Raffaele and gave birth there. I know the hospital very well. I've been here 11 years and speak fluent Italian. If there's anything I could do to help you, please let me know.