Yesterday Hope was discharged from the hospital, but Marcelo wasn't. He has a high protein level that can make him susceptible to infections. So the doctors want him to go through 7 days of antibiotics. We've known this since day 2, but it was really hard to leave the hospital without him last night. Fortunately, we'll only be apart from him for just two and a half days. But it really does suck having to leave your newborn child behind.
Hope took it really hard when we were leaving last night. I had to be the strong one for us and tried to comfort her. But I don't think it did much (I think I suck at comforting her). She's just so attached to Marcelo and wants to make sure he gets enough to eat. He's a big boy with a big appetite and goes through a lot of milk each day. So Hope pumped a lot of milk yesterday and pumped even more when we got home last night. He should be fine, but we were looking forward to leaving the hospital with him.
However, I do feel fortunate that Marcelo doesn't have any major complications. I know a lot of other parents have had to go through worse. In fact, one girl in our parenting class was told of all the compilations with her daughter and she broke down. It was really sad to see. But Marcelo is healthy and that's all I can ask for. And the staff at Methodist Hospital is amazing! They've taken such good care of Hope and Marcelo. They allowed us to stay at the hospital as long as possible before being discharged. And today Hope told me that they gave her a private room, so she can spend time and feed our son. Thank you so much Methodist Hospital!
On a side note, I think my dad is going to be an issue with Marcelo. Not because he's a danger to him, but because he's already so consumed by his first grandchild. My dad doesn't want to share Marcelo with anyone! He just holds him and refuses to give him up. While it could be a nuisance in the future, I'm glad Marcelo has such a loving grandpa. I can already tell, this child is going to be SPOILED!