Dayne got quite the loot from the hospital staff. Two barbies, a beanie baby stuffed bear (she says it's a dog since dogs have different colors, not bears), coloring books, stickers, a homemade blanket. Oh, and a princess tiara; just what she asked for for Christmas. We should have pulled the nurses together and wrapped some of the stuff up and put it under our tree. Merry Christmas, Dayne!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Dayne's home. She has an incision across her lower abdomen that is similar to that of a cesarean incision. Scary! That's exactly how her Dr. described it to me after the surgery. I had no idea that were making an incision like that. Serves me right not studying up more on the procedure. However, it looks good now and I'm sure it'll heal fine. She's been having bladder spasms which are painful, but overall she's feeling much better than even yesterday. I'm happy to be home. The pediatric unit, as happy as they try to create it, is not a very happy place. A little boy right next to us cried out, "mama, dada" about 85% of the time. At one point I even asked if he could come in the room with us since I hadn't seen a parent in sight. They told me he was contagious and couldn't be around other kids. The nurses that were working with him had to wear protective gloves and plastic covers over their body. What do you think he had?? Soo sad. So many of the kids were alone, it seemed. The nurse told me many of them came from single parent families and the parent (I'm sure mostly moms) were either working or home with their other children. It broke my heart. There were volunteers that came in and helped; one even brought a dog which Dayne adored! I told her that would be Dayne's dream job! Cole and Junie are happy for us to be home, as well! June's been carted to 3 different homes the last 3 days! When I got home tonight she just squeezed me around the neck, "I wuv you, Mommy" over and over, again. Despite her temper, she's definitely our happiest child. We put up our Christmas tree before the surgery and I've discovered that June's smart enough to unscrew each of the lights just enough for them to turn off. Clever girl. I bought the big lights that I remembered as a girl. I LOVE those lights. I want to find some bubble lights as well. I remember staring for what seemed like hours at those bubble lights on our mantle. Alright. Boring post. Here's some pics..