Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Drowsy summer days (36 days)

Bryce has been remarkably boring the past two days. This afternoon, I stood at his bedside for nearly an hour before his nurse even entered the room! His vitals have been great, and the only changes to his care have been slow weaning of his ventilator and narcotics. Though Christie and I fear we are being lulled into complacency, we're enjoying the "good days."

Since I don't have anything more interesting to share (except for the awesome picture of Bryce), here are some fun numbers that may lead you to think twice before opting to skimp on health insurance:

50 : Number of consecutive days we've visited or stayed in the hospital
$54,000 : Cost of Christie's two-week hospital stay (room & board)
100 : Average NICU stay, in days, for baby born at 24 weeks
$10,000 : Estimated cost, per day, of NICU care
$1,000,000 : Bryce's tab in September

He's totally worth it. ;) Print this post


  1. What a handsome lad and such a good boy. Bryce is filling out and that is so good to see. Yes, 1,000,000 dollars is a bargain for this one. Enjoy the "good days". They should be long in number. Expect all good things.
    Love and prayers,

  2. He's priceless, that's for sure!