Danielle Fishel Takes Son Adler Home After 3 Weeks in the NICU: 'We Hope to Never Be Back'

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Danielle Fishel has finally taken her baby boy, Adler, home following three tense weeks in the hospital.

The 38-year-old actress took to Instagram to share the joyous moment with a photo of her and husband Jensen Karp leaving the hospital carrying their little one.

“Adler is 3 weeks old today and officially a NICU graduate!” Fishel captioned the photo. “Thank you to everyone at @childrensla and especially our primary nurses @cassiejosharrod and @quyenlyyy. We never wanted to know this hospital and its staff so well but now that we do, we can say with certainty there is no better place for children with medical needs.”

“Now we hope to never be back. :),” the Boy Meets World actress continued. “Finally, our love and hugs to every single parent who has ever spent time in the NICU and especially those we left behind today. ❤❤❤.”

Fishel and Karp welcomed little Adler in June. A week later, the actress explained the complications he had faced, starting with her water breaking only 35 weeks into her pregnancy.

"I was hospitalized that night and put on magnesium sulfate because Adler was only 35 weeks old,” she said. “Unfortunately, after doing an ultrasound, our amazing OB discovered fluid in his lungs that was not there during our last appointment only 10 days earlier - and thus we entered a nightmare we'll never forget." 

"We still don't have Adler home with us because the deeply good doctors and nurses in the NICU are working diligently to find out why the fluid is there and determine the best way to get it out," she continued. "This has been the most trying week and a half of mine and @jensenkarp's lives but we have gotten through it with the support of our incredible family and friends who have shown up for us in unexpected ways."

Fishel also noted that she and Karp had become “closer than ever” during the ordeal.

On Friday, she posted another update on Adler, sharing that he was “getting stronger and better every day.”

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We're still in the hospital but Adler is getting better and stronger every day. @jensenkarp and I keep reminding ourselves that we are extremely lucky - Adler *will* eventually come home with us - and therefore this is nothing but an enormous test of our patience and willingness to relinquish control. Two things I have never been plentiful in but are absolutely necessary in parenthood! 😬 He is also receiving the best possible care from the most loving, warm, kind, intelligent nurses and doctors the world has ever known! Literal angels. Thank you to everyone who has sent their messages of encouragement, hope, love, and prayers for our family. They have comforted us and been such an inspiration when we've felt down. Now, I must get back to dressing our baby in all my favorite restaurant onesies. 😘

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