My baby came home on Saturday. So far everything has been going well with him at home. The insurance company called a little while ago to see how he was doing now that he is home and how we are doing with the monitor (he came home on an apnea monitor). Then she said something about a visiting nurse coming out to my house and that she had put in for the visiting nurse to come two times. I had never heard anything about a visiting nurse coming so I asked her about that and she said that the case manager at the hospital asked for a visiting nurse to come to check on the baby. It would have been nice if something had been said to me by the case manager. I asked the person that I was talking to from the insurance company what the visiting nurse would do and she said weigh the baby and check the respiratory rate. I asked if we definitely had to have the visiting nurse and told her the reason I was asking was because he is going to the pediatrician weekly, the opthamologist weekly (although that may be more spread out starting next week), the cardiologist (he has a VSD), and the pulminologist. I feel he is being monitored well between all of those doctors so I don't know that we need a visiting nurse too. She said if I don't want the visiting nurse I can tell them when they call that he is being monitored by many doctors. I was wondering if any of you had a visiting nurse come and would you recommend me having one or do you think it is okay that he just be monitored at all of the other doctor appointments?