Sunday, April 15, 2007
We're still here... We had one doctor today tell us that Holland might go home tomorrow, and another tell us Tuesday. I'm guessing more like Tuesday...maybe Wednesday.
Holly has been able to go pretty much all day without oxygen, but needs just a whiff when she is sleeping. Interestingly, I asked one of the docs under what circumstances they would send her home with O2 at night. His response was "under no circumstances." So, if all she needs is a whiff of O2 at night for the next year, I guess we'll be living here.
Holland still has a bit of a cough, that gets worked up if she is very active or upset, but overall she is happy, energetic, and entertaining.
John and I traded off last night, and I stayed the night at home with Eden. After two terrible nasty sick days, she had a pretty good night, and was in a sweet mood for most of this morning. I brought her to the hospital to visit with her sis for a couple of hours, and that was really fun until they both started to melt down at the same time. Then Daddy had to whisk Eden away to take her home for another treatment and Tylenol. Now they are both sleeping.
Meanwhile, Daddy and I are both exhausted, physically and emotionally. We haven't slept in the same bed for 7 nights, and haven't had conversation that didn't revolve around our children's health in just as long. Our taxes aren't done and we don't know what to do about it... There are bills to be paid. The laundry and dishes and and basic maintenance of the house has piled up. I am supposed to go to work on Tuesday. I have kids to test, and IEP's waiting. Parents and teachers are getting frustrated because they have to keep changing meetings because of me and I feel bad. It's going to take a couple of weeks for us to get things sorted out, and to get our lives back to some semblance of normal.
But first, we have to get out of the hospital!!!
Posted by Billie at 10:12 PM