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..




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!




This is what happens to you after 3 days of laying on your back and moving in all directions. I don't even know how we're gonna untangle this mane.

14 comments:

Meganis said...

oh poor thing! She's so young to have to be in a hospital... thats so sad about the pediatric unit! I will have to volunteer someday when i don't live in a state with a million do gooders and where everyone's grandma seems to live next door...

Heidi Crosby said...

Glad your home. I'll see you tomorrow with your dinner!

GeorgeAndBethness said...

Dayne,
I wish I could be there to hold you.
Love,
GMa Beth

Meags said...
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Meags said...

wow i had to delete my last comment because it totally did not make sense. i am so glad you have dayners back at home. she looked so sad, but i'm sure she will be back to her own happy self in no time! experiences like that help us realize how truly blessed we are. but good luck with that hair. i can hardly get a brush through hazel's bone straight hair after one night, that is going to be a real trick.

julie said...

hat was not a boring post. i loved it. good girl dayne. :)

melissa said...

Glad she is home! Let us know if you need any help. Thanks for the picture of the hair -- I'm making a mental note to do REALLY tight braids if ever Ella is ever in a similar situation!

jordan and maci said...

poor little dayne...yeah, having your little ones spend time in the hospital is NOT fun. glad you all survived it:)

J9 said...

Oh, the hair!!! I have no idea where to start with that one! Guess you should have had someone do a really good french braid before she went in!

Hurliman Family Blog said...

I remember when Garrett was born. At the NICU there were so many babies with no visitors! SAD! I remember asking if I could hold them ALL! Those privavcy policies shouldn't be so tight. We were not supposed to even look in they're direction. My uncle came in and was cooing at this sweet baby next door and the nurse told him he could not look at that baby. He may read some info he shouldn't know about! LAME! Anyway I had to share my opinion! I am so glad Dayne is home and healing. I wish I was there to help with something. Love you and good luck with that mane!

Emily said...

Oh goll, I can't handle those pictures...did your heart just break? I hope she continues to recover quickly and is back to dancing and singing the days away real soon.

Gina said...

I am glad to hear that dayne had her mommy with her, and now you are all home together, in time for Christmas.

Kathleen said...

Wishing Dayne a speedy recovery...thinking of you all!
A Kathy

jerusharen said...

Wow, Darla! I was just checking in after a long absence to see how the bennets were doing and I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I know what you mean about the children's hospitals. It is so difficult and painful to see all the struggles others are going through and not feel able to help. I also felt grateful for our trial, that is was not worse. I'm so sorry I forgot about Cole's birthday this year. I remembered on Sunday late at night so Amaura didn't have time to get a letter off. Hopefully soon. She does think of him and remembers how he was her "first friend in the whole world." I am glad we were able to become friends when you lived here.