Thursday, December 20, 2012

We're Home!!!

Today we got to come home!  I would have posted sooner, but it was kind of a whirlwind day.  Since there was a lot of things that had to be coordinated for Sara to leave the hospital, it was a parade of people coming in and out of her room starting at about 6am, and lasting until the moment we left at about 1:45pm.  We had to organize a special carseat to fit her cast, special diapers big enough to cover her cast, and of course, a special wheelchair she'll need to accommodate her cast as well.

The carseat was easy, its a loaner from the hospital and we just return it at the appt. when we cut the cast off.  Sara can't wait!  The wheelchair will be delivered tomorrow afternoon some time, and we got some of the diapers from the hospital and the rest will be delivered early next week.

Sara is doing well over all.  I think she's glad to be home, and in her own bed, on her own couch, and just at home period!  We managed to get her hair washed and a sponge bath (she wasn't smelling so good) and learned a lot doing what not to do next time.  But I figure there will be a lot of that in the next couple days as we figure out the best way to do lots of things a new way.

I'm so glad to be home too!  Even though I have to get up several times each night to keep Sara on pain meds around the clock for the next week or so, it will be nice just to be in my own bed.  Hopefully we will both get more rest now that we are at home cause I know we are both exhausted....and the pain meds make her even more sleepy.  No nurses checking in, no vitals every 2 hours, no beeping alarms when Sara's heart rate is too high or her O2 stats drop below 90 for 3 seconds.

I assume for the next several days there will be lots of TV, Wii, games, books, crafts, and most importantly....NAPS!  I've already told Sara if she really wants to have her cast off in 6 weeks instead of 8, she needs to be sleeping lots, eating well, and drinking lots.  Those are the things that will allow her body to heal as quickly as possible.

I can now finally turn my sights to Christmas, and all the wonder it will hold for Sara!  I still have some things to do, but I think I can get it all done.  I have to...Santa never fails!

Thank you again to all of you who have been so supportive over the last few days...and throughout Sara's continued NF journey!  We are forever grateful for your love and support.

1 comment:

  1. I have no idea how washing her hair went. Hers is lots longer than Joey's. What I did was get a comb and dip it in a bucket of water and comb his hair....and repeat until his hair was all very wet....Then I used a dab of Johnson's baby shampoo (nurses said it rinses the easiest) and soaped his hair........Then i got a new bucket of water and dipped the comb in water and combed his hair.....rinsed the bubbles off the comb, dipped combed........repeat (new bucket of water) repeat...till his hair wasn't sudsy anymore.

    The Hippo? We've borrowed that car seat a couple of different times. Yikes right?