Saturday, July 14, 2007

Hostpital gowns and hair flowers...

Whew! The Girl finally got to come home this afternoon. She's still not well, but well enough to not have to be in the hospital anymore. She ended up with pneumonia, ear infection, bladder infection, dehydration and dangerously low potassium levels. Juggling this with 2 other kids, one of which is a nursing baby, was a feat to say the least! I spent every one of the past 4 nights at the hospital while keeping The Baby with me and trying to catch a bit of shut eye in between the hourly checks on The Girl and breathing treatments every 3 hours.

She was so lethargic she didn't even flinch when they put in her iv... twice.


One kind nurse brought her something to do.


Misery.


She decided to create a pair of slippers for herself. Haha!! Everyone that came in the room cracked up at these.


I asked her what she would do right now, if she could do anything she wanted and she said she'd just like for her room to be prettier. So her friends (and brother) came to the rescue.


Fresh picked flowers in a handmade vase along with balloons.


It's Good To Be a Princess.


BFFs.


The Man (he's so wonderful!!!) walked in carrying this the other day and said, "I heard someone needed some potassium. A banana split should do the trick." You've never seen a happier girl! (She wore her hair flower or a bow the entire 5 days she was there.)


I took The Baby outside to the courtyard that her room faced, and she took a picture from inside.


It's so good to be home!! She still on breathing treatments 5 times a day at home and we had to cancel our vacation to Colorado because of the oxygen difference. But we're taking a small trip somewhere later this week, just don't know where yet. She was just amazing. I've never seen such a brave kid and I've never felt more blessed to be her mom. I'm not sure I've ever been this exhausted either.

16 comments:

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I am so glad she is home. Poor sweetie!!

Linda

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your beautiful girl is home now. I love the slippers!

S.

Lisa~ said...

Oh gosh, Poor baby! Only us super moms would be able to get through something like this. I pray Gods total healing for her. What a sweet girl! :)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Oh, this post just wanted to make me cry! I've got sick ones, too, but I am SO thankful they are not in the hospital right now. I'm so relieved to know that she is home.

When I worked in pediatrics, I hated hour miserable the atmosphere was. Glad you all could cheer her just a bit.

Shannon said...

I am so glad that she's home. Healing vibes going out to her and big hugs for you.

carole said...

So happy to hear she's home. Hope you all can get the rest you need now. Your pictures almost make a hospital stay look fun, you must have a very positive outlook on life! LOL at that baby picture - so cute!

side note - DD loves the pizzelles;), thanks1

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

I'm so happy to hear that she's home and on the mend! 5 days in the hospital! Wow! You all must be exhausted.

Shelli Akers said...

Soooooooo glad she is better! I kept praying!

Priscilla said...

Im glad shes at home now in her own room and comfortable. I know how hard it is, ive lived that life since EJ was born. She took her first steps at a hospital with an I.V. and a nurse for guidance. All in all the way I look at is, youll have something to tell the grandchildren about their mommy. Take care and Ill be praying she gets stronger and stronger!

GiGi designs Ltd 2007 said...

Well done you. It is hard enough being a mum to 3 kids (I have a 1,3 and 5 yr old) ... juggling work, the house etc etc etc.. and just when you think you just might have a handle on it all.. whammo... something like this hits you...
What an amazing woman you are. And the fact your little girl has come through this so well is a testament to her parents.
Go do something nice for yourself! ... even a relaxing bath ... with a glass of wine....

Sweet Spice said...

So good to hear that she is home!!!

Seeker said...

Ohhh, those few sad pictures break my heart!!

Thanks for adding the funny bedpan slippers pic, the icecream and bff's and baby brother to lighten the load a bit.

I hope she's feeling swimmingly today!

Jus Shar Designs said...

It's amazing how much resilance children can have. Hospitals are SO not fun. Not to mention all the germs in there.

Glad to hear she's on the mend.

~love said...

so glad she's okay and home! hope you're ALL recovering well! cute, cute pics!
lovin' those emesis basins as slippers! =)

Beadiful Things said...

Oh my goodness -- bless her little heart. Bless your heart too, you poor thing! My 2 year old son has pneumonia on top of bronchiolitis at the moment, but he's home; we're doing the breathing treatments & he's on antibiotics. Reading this makes me count my blessings....lots of blessings in this comment, apparently! ;-)

The slippers are hilarious! Again, they remind me of my 4 year old. Cute cute cute.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Oh, what a relief! I'm so glad she is home with you!

Those slippers ROCK!