For the past month Oliver has been kept in here, an isolette (aka an incubator). This $10,000 walled plastic house kept Oliver warm and protected from the surrounding environment. This allowed Oliver to spend all his energy into growing instead of trying to stay warm.
He’s moved out
A couple of days ago Oliver moved out, he is now in a bassinet. Bassinets are exposed to the air and don’t have a thermostat connected too them, which is good news. Oliver is showing us that he can keep himself warm without the need of any fancy equipment and continue to grow. This is good news.
One step closer to coming home
This is one step closer to home for Oliver. If he does well in the bassinet (if he continues to gain weight), he should be coming home in the next week or so. This is right on track for him, his original expected date was October 19.
The parents are thrilled
This makes Tanya and me very happy. Things don’t always work out the way you plan, but Oliver is showing us that he is one tough peanut and he is ready to come home. Over the past month we have been frequently visiting the hospital up to 3 times a day, and we are definitely looking forward to a new normal with Oliver at home.