Throwback to those final weeks in hospital, counting down to discharge. As the weeks went by, one by one our medical needs were ticked off, including oxygen, 7 days before we were allowed to come home. Everyone was counting down to when we could finally go home, the end of this journey, when we would arrive home and begin life as a normal family at last.
How naive! How under prepared! Prematurity does not end when you leave hospital as a full term baby. It bares scars that can last a lifetime!