Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Yup, turned 31 today-Yikes! My parents sent me a "cake" of flowers which I thought was pretty darn cool. I haven't seen something like this before and the candles were included in the box-but I don't think I am going to be lighting candles anytime soon LOL
Went to Red Robin for lunch 'cause they give you a free burger if you sign up for their birthday club. I also have a coupon for Cold Stone Creamery too so after we go to the pedi's office for an ear check, we are off to get ice cream. Nothing like having a birthday to sabbatoge the diet right?
And the birds are sticking with the nest on our front door. It's grown in size since my last post and I guess the birds are okay with us opening and closing the front door.
Gotta run-diaper change on Em and then we are out the door!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Oh yeah-we have a pair of birds living in the Easter wreath on our front door. My mom made it for us last year and we didn't have any residents until this week. The other day, I thought I heard pecking on our front door. Then I just dismissed it as too little sleep and I was hearing things. Yesterday though, I heard the knocking again and I look out the peep hole and sure enough, some big 'ol bird is staring back at me with nesting material in its beak.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Yikes- I was beginning to think she has something really wrong with her (mind going crazy with ideas) but it is just a really really nasty virus that I don't want to see again anytime soon. I Lysoled our entire house to kill the little buggers so now our house smells like the hospital but at least it is clean :)
It's been challenging for us since Emma and I have been home. She gets frustrated pretty easily and when she doesn't get her way or we don't understand WHAT she wants, it's tantrum city. She also has started hitting herself on the forehead when she gets like this which is disturbing to us. She has her group PT class on Thursday so I will ask one of them what is going on with her. The hospital social worker said it will be a "transition" from the hospital to home and once her normal routine is back into place, things will calm down. She's like a time bomb now so I am hoping this transition thing happens sooner than later.
I will upload some pictures tomorrow but now it's time to put the sleeping girl to bed-she missed a nap today and she is finally snoozing her on the floor-
Saturday, March 15, 2008
It has been an eventful week- Emma started vomtting on Wednesday morning and by Friday, we ended up in the ER all day getting her re-hydrated. It was a monster of a stomach bug and they ended up giving her Zofran to stop the vomiting. That is the anti-nausea drug prescribed typically for chemo patients-it was pretty bad. On top of that, the doctor found that she had an ear infection that was partially causing her to be sick (poor kid)! After a round of antibiotics and 2 IV bolus of fluids later, we were on our way home to back. Emma slept from 1pm on Friday to 6:00am today-she was feeling so lousy and I was so relieved that the drugs enabled her to catch up on her rest. She is on Augmentin until the end of next week to clear up the infection.
The good thing about Friday is Dr.Levitt said everything looked great-dilation went GREAT and we are not due back to Ohio until September for a check-up.
We missed out on going to the aquarium and children's museum but hopefully we will hit those places next time.
Blah, I feel sick now so I am going to bed!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
We are planning a trip to KY to see Amber and Kyleigh on Tuesday so Ky and Emma can finally meet and have a playdate. Wednesday my parents are here so we'll be doing some fun tourist stuff until Friday. It feels FANSTASTIC to be out of the hospital and to think I can sleep in a real bed, in a bedroom without monitors, nurses or the sounds of dinging alarms in the middle of the night. Bliss I tell ya!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Great news- we got in at the Ronald McDonald House across the street which is AWESOME. I had a different picture of what it was going to be like and I was so WRONG. For us to stay, its' $20 a night and includes breakfast and dinner provided by volunteers. They have a pantry the size of our condo with anything you could imagine is in there. There are also 8 freezers/fridges. Two are help yourselves- if there are leftovers from any meals, you are welcome to take them. Our room is at the end of the hall, upstairs and is quite nice.
Here are some pics of Emma- the first is her out of surgery, the second is her looking at her leads and the last one is her playing, having fun.