My Newborn Son Is Finally Home

After spending 11 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), my newest son Isaac has finally come home. I beg you to indulge this proud father one more time. Last week I wrote about my disappointment and fear at having my newborn hooked up to various pieces of breathing apparatus to help him as his underdeveloped lungs slowly got stronger. It was hard to see him in pain and not be able to comfort him.

But all of that came to a sudden close when I got a call from a nurse at the hospital yesterday saying that my son was good to go. I was worried he might need to take home some oxygen equipment that I would have to learn how to use, but thankfully he was breathing on his own without the need for any assistance.

Here he is just moments after he arrived home with his big brothers and mom (sans his sister who was busy elsewhere at the moment).

Isaac Lockard comes home for the first time.

As it turns out, Isaac’s extended stay in the hospital was more fortuitous than frustrating. In the week after giving birth, my wife had been shaking terribly whenever her pain medication wore off. She had never experienced anything like that in the past after all of her previous pregnancies, so she didn’t know what was wrong. It turned out that she had gotten an infection that sapped her strength and made her very tired. She got treated for it over the weekend and was able to sleep through most of Sunday. And now she’s back on her feet just in time for our baby to come home.

It’s like Isaac’s stay in the NICU was perfectly timed to coincide with my wife’s own recovery from the pregnancy. I have seen so many coincidences in my life that I consider nothing less than miracles, and this is one of them.

I promise this is the last one of these I’ll write for a long time. I’ve got so many wonderful articles about films I can’t wait to share with you, so I’ll get back to my usual subject matter next week. Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery. I am humbled by the prospect of raising four wonderful children, but they give me the courage to keep moving forward in my work and ambitions.

Joshua and Isaac Lockard

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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3 Responses to My Newborn Son Is Finally Home

  1. Wonderful news. So many blessings.

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  2. Dave says:

    A beautiful miracle, Robert! Huge congratulations! I can imagine you will be pretty exhausted these days. God bless you and your wife and other kids!

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  3. neal2zod says:

    Congratulations Robert!


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