Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Homecoming Day Anniversary

Today is the two year anniversary of Oliver's discharge from the NICU in Sydney, the day we brought him home for the first time.

Unfortunately we marked the day with an early morning Ophthalmology appointment at the Children's Hospital in Rochester. After a long, mostly sleepless night with Oliver, we were pretty exhausted even before the 2+ hour drive there. But luckily the appointment went smoothly enough. The good news is that Ollie's eyes are improving slowly but steadily, and there is a small chance that he might not need surgery to align them after all. We'll have to keep patching his right eye for 6 hours a day, and go back for another exam in 3 months.

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year in central New York, and we enjoyed the vibrant fall colors while driving to Rochester and back. On the way back home we drove by Cayuga Lake and made a quick detour to see the breathtaking Taughannock Falls as a treat. We even managed to get a smile from Oliver!
At Taughannock falls

It was all going well, and we were on track to get home well before Ollie's afternoon feed, when... we got a flat tire. We were only a few miles from home! Shami was a star and we were able to put the spare tire on, which was enough to get Shami to work, and Ollie home in time for his lunch. Thankfully, after the morning's excitement, the rest of the day was fairly quiet and laid back.
Changing a flat tire

1 comment:

Susan, Mum to Molly said...

Oooh, Meghan - I meant to mention this when I called yesterday...

I was thinking about it before I rang and thought it must be coming up soon.

Sorry I forgot when we spoke, and sorry the call was a bit rushed & short. (But hopefully better than nothing!)

I'll try and call again soon... ;-)

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