They had said to me on Tuesday there was a possiblity she could be comming home on Thursday as long as everything continued to go well. We knew how quickly everything could turn around though, so we decided not to tell the boys until we knew for sure she was comming home, as Liam would have just been devistated if he knew, and then she didn't come home. Mum was with me when the docs told me, so only mum, Brett and I knew. Then Wednesdays ECG showed up the extra signals in the top chambers, and that put a question mark on whether she'd come home or not. I couldn't even let myself think about her comming home. She had to wear the holter monitor for 24hours, and then have Thursdays ECG, and there was not allowed to be ONE hickup on either of those. Brett took Thursday off to come in. We hid the capsule in the boot of the car, dropped Liam off at school, dropped Ethan off at Brett's parents and headed up to the city. They took the Holter monitor off her before the 24hours, and went off to download/read it, and the Cardio came to do the ECG (was like watching grass grow). The doc came in to take the ECG printout and went off to read it. About 30mins later she came in waving. I looked at her a bit puzzled I think, because she said "I'm waving goodbye! You're free to go!!" OMG EXCITED!! Just one more visit from the pharmacist to explain about her drugs and we packed her up and headed home. It took us over 3hours to get to Brett's parents place. It took us 1hr to get from Flemington Road (RCH) to the casino! And the whole way I was constantly turning around and checking on her like a nervous first time mum. LOL
It was 7pm by the time we got to Brett's parents. They got the shock of their lives when they saw Brett standing at the door and realised he was holding her. There were tears everywhere, which was so beautiful. She had lots of cuddles while we ate our dinner, and then packed everyone into the car (they'd picked up Liam from school) and then headed off to show GG (Great Gran/Brett's Nanna), who had never seen her yet.
Finally about 10.30pm we got home. It's SO NICE to be a complete family, all together under one roof.
Oh and should add the original plan was that once RCH had her heart issues sorted out she was supposed to head back to Frankston to get her feeding and any remaining premmie issues sorted out. But she's feeding so beautifully we were able to bypass Frankston and head straight home :)