Sunday, February 12, 2012

It's Anniversary Day...though I wouldn't say it's a happy one...

Today marks the 2 week anniversary of Emma's illness and the 1 week anniversary of her being admitted into the hospital.  As the one song I remember from my childhood goes...Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, HAAAPPYY Anniversary!...Well, This is NOT the kind of Anniversary we want to "remember".  It has been a snowy day.  We didn't get shoveled out until this afternoon and got to Emma about 2 pm.  She has had a medication change and was given Toradol in her IV for the pain.  This actually has worked in bringing the pain back down to a 3 out of 10!!!  The lowest in pain she has been in since this started 2 weeks ago.  She is also taking Morphine in between the Torodol.  She has excellent nurses who now know Emma and have mentioned to me what a great kids she is and how they just LOVE her kind of patient!!  :) That's our girl!  They have also come to realize that she is not a complainer and won't ask for anything unless it is DIRE! Today her lovely nurse Rebecca told her to start complaining...she said she meant if Emma needed something to ring for her don't wait!  Rebecca has also had kidney problems for many years and understands what Emma is going through.  It is reassuring to know that Emma is in good hands!

The weekend Doctors had not much to really say just checked on her.  Her normal team in the morning will be the ones to tell us more from here and to get my questions answered.  For now we wait again but waiting with a purpose is great!

Ethan and Julie came up this afternoon to see Emma.  Julie was excited to show Ethan all around.  It's crazy to think that my 4-year-old is able to know her way around the floor. Ethan was looking forward to seeing Emma since it has been a week since he saw her last.  He was so happy and there were lots of hugs and smiles!  Both kids have been great here on the floor.  Emma's roommate has been recovering from her surgery yesterday and the kids are quiet as sleeping mice!  No complaining or fighting...It's amazing how much they really can sense on this floor.  They both know that there are sick kids and little babies here and they need their rest!  We will be going to the children's play area today with them.  Should be fun!  They are also coloring and enjoying time with their sister!  I LOVE my kids and LOVE how they love each other!  

Today's visitors have been Grandpa Salt this morning and the Condron's this afternoon.  It has been good for Emma to have visitors!   She is feeling the LOVE~Our hearts are full of gratitude!

1 comment:

HammondFamily said...

Sending you hugs and kisses Emma and family! You're in our thoughts and prayers!

Mike, Kim, Reyna and Lauren