We are HOME and I am exhausted. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed tonight.
SaraGrace needs an infusion every eight hours, so I will be staying up late to get that done. It's scheduled for 8AM - 4PM - Midnight. I am allowed to change that slightly, which I will because I don't want to stay up that late every night. But staying up late is WAAAY better than spending the night in the hospital.
The visiting nurse came over and sorted all the supplies and let me start the infusion with her watching.
Our excitement at going home dimmed considerably this morning when Jeff sent me a text that although he was on his way to get us, Kate was throwing up.
When he got there, we were waiting in the lobby since he couldn't bring the kids in. Poor little Kate was sitting in her seat with a barf bucket, looking miserable. I'm not sure which was worse...being Kate, or being Jake who was sitting right next to her and her bucket.
She slept most of the day and tonight she said her tummy is starting to feel better.
Please, God, don't let it go through the whole family--especially SaraGrace.
That said, I am still very thankful for the way God took care of us this week. It could have been so much worse. It could have happened when Jeff was out of town. I am thankful that we took her in so soon. Normally, a child throwing up would not cause us to go to the hospital. Jeff said that "apendicitis" popped into his mind in the middle of the night. It did for me, too. I have to believe that God put that thought in our minds. Even though her appendix did rupture, she wasn't sick from the infection yet. She would have been much sicker had we waited another 12 hours or so.
So...we have much to be thankful for.
And last but not least, Happy Chinese New Year!