A Life of Family…Crafts…Joy…and LOVE
Home…there is nothing like it
Well, the last few days have been a blur of one long day!
It started late Wednesday night and continued until yesterday. And to be rather honest, today doesn’t feel all that ‘normal’ either. It sure has been a bumpy ride.
My little boy went into surgery-a planned surgery- but still so very stressful. The surgery itself went well, according to the surgeon-we’ll find out really what happened in a few weeks as dressings and such come off. But the recovery days at the hospital were a living nightmare.
My most darling husband stayed with him, while I went back and forth with our other son (who was not permitted on the floor because of flu/rsv season). So, it was quite a great juggling act. But my little darling didn’t understand why he needed to lay down and wanted ‘up’ and ‘out’ and ‘bye bye’ and all that he could muster up. Having given him the exhaustive list of medications, he still was not phased nor relaxing! I will give him this benefit, moving a kiddo’s room at 3a.m. isn’t relaxing either–so the fault for lack of sleep that night goes to the Hospital! But they gave Daddy a free meal voucher for it–how kind…your kid was up all night so you can go eat! I don’t think they are the same! 🙂
But anyway-after fighting to not pick him up because it was strict doctors orders, they were left with no options in the middle of the night on the second last day there. They had to and as soon as Joel did, he was laying still/flat and out like a light. Since I had told that he would lay still and flat and all that for us in our arms about two days earlier, it was almost a big ‘told you so’. I know the doctor had his reasons, but he is 1. You can’t rationalize with a 1 3/4 year old kid!!!! He doesn’t care that it’ll make it easier in the end, it bothers him NOW. He managed to pull out the IV in his foot–that was so lovely taped and blocked-he still got it out. (And all without hands!) It was a lesson in survival for us all because my husband wasn’t sleeping there and I wasn’t here because I was receiving the updates!
The good news at the end of this -is that he did get home yesterday morning. (In Johns Hopkins record discharge time, ever!) And we have been trying to adjust to life here. He is fragile but wants to do everything he did before and the most important thing is that he actually does want to sleep–so that has been a good thing for him!
My blogging-and all other fun activities, had been pushed aside and may need a few more days before I can think about some of the started drafts. I look forward to sharing more soon! 🙂