Wednesday, November 18, 2009

it's SO good to be home!!!

After 8 days of no sleep, worrying about my baby, eating cafeteria food, and hearing alarms go off all day and night. I can't wait to sleep in my own bed! And I know Olivia's so glad to be home, too. She's not totally healed yet but we're getting there. The home health nurse came today to show me how to do her IV antibiotics which she'll be on for another week and a half. She still keeps getting occasional fevers so we have to continue to watch her and if things haven't improved (or God forbid get worse) we'll be going back up to Atlanta. I have been so immensely thankful for all of the prayers. Please continue to pray that her poor lung gets better.

I thought I'd share a few photos of our eventful week :) Here's her first night in the hospital here in town. Notice the red cheeks from her fever that kept spiking.

Poor girl, they had to poke her 3 times before getting the IV in cause her veins were just shot from being sick :( They gave her that little pink bear after getting her IV in.

The next day when the xrays & bloodwork came back worse, we took our first trip in an ambulance to Atlanta. That perked her up a bit!

Finally starting to feel a little bit better...

I have to say that everyone at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta were wonderful. They really made our stay much more tolerable. There were DVDs & books that we could "rent" for free, there were girls that came by daily with an art cart. When Olivia started feeling better she did a few arts & crafts with them. It was such a great hospital. I've been in several hospitals myself and this one was, by far, the best one.

And now Olivia has many stories to tell her friends....about her ambulance ride, her stay at the hospital, her many needle pokes, xrays and the CAT scan that she thought was pretty neat :)

I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with some scrappy stuff. It's been a while since I've posted that kind of stuff!! I worked on some Christmas things before Olivia got sick so I'll share those this week. 


1 comment:

The Cool Chicks said...

So glad to see your girl home - continued prayers for her to continue healing. The first picture of her in the hospital is heartbreaking - the poor thing!


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