Thursday, August 13, 2009

Moving Day

Today the girls will be 10 weeks old. We thought that it would be just another day in the TCN at Duke. Boy were we wrong. This turns out to be our last day at Duke Hospital...

Around 1pm this afternoon, I got the call that Wake Med in Raleigh had several open beds and that our girls would be transferred today to Wake Med. This is good in a way, because Wake is only about 10 minutes from our house. It's a much shorter drive in the evening than driving from Durham.

But transferring the girls takes a bit of work. Here's what their first ride out of the hospital looked like...

They were transferred to Wake Med at about 4pm this afternoon. I got a call from the nurse at Wake Med around 5:30 pm that they were all snug in their new bed and that they were doing well. They were a bit angry that they missed their afternoon meal, but soon forgot about it when dinner arrived.

Cynthia and I went by after shift change and stayed with them most of the evening. There are rules and procedures that we have to learn, but for the most part it's not much different than being at Duke. We have a bit more privacy in our area of the ICN. We didn't get much of a chance this evening to talk with the doctors or nurses, so I'm sure that we will learn more over the next several days.

The girls were real snug when we left them for the evening...

We know that moving them from Duke to Wake Med is a step closer to the girls coming home for good. We really owe a lot to the doctors and nurse practitioners that treated our girls. Words cannot express our gratitude to the nurses that watched over our princesses day and night, and treated them like their very own. The saddest part of today is that we didn't get a chance to let their primary team of nurses say goodbye. Without them, I don't think Cynthia and I would have kept our sanity over the past 10 weeks.

They are all heroes in the truest sense of the word.


  1. Jason and Cynthia,
    I am so sad to hear you have left us! It has been such a pleasure taking care and nurturing your princesses. I wish you guys the absolute best and I know both of them will do fabulous! My email addresses are or Please keep in touch! I will miss all of you.


  2. Jason and Cynthia,
    I am excited the girls are doing so well, but I hate they had to leave us. Please keep in touch. My email address is Feel free to contact me if you need anything. I will miss you all!
    Big Jessica