When he was in the hospital the first time, before he was ever at home, we sat vigil at the hospital. Martin spent the night every night, and in the morning his mom relieved him so that he could go to work. She stayed there until about 1ish, when I went in for my shift (the best part of my day). I came home for dinner with Martin and Ella, so Martin's mom went back until about 10pm when Martin returned for the evening. We'll run a similar schedule this time. Its particularly important to me that someone be with him all the time now because he knows us now. He recognizes my smell, he smiles when we smile at him, he knows us.
I know that this is a good thing. Its something that we've been talking about and looking forward to for a long time, and we're still looking forward to not having to deal with the ostomy. But its not going to make taking him back any easier. I didn't get him a pretty cool hospital outfit though that says "Chics dig scars". I'll post pix, and an update on how things are going as their going. Keep us in your prayers on Wednesday and Thursday!