Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Much Better Day Today

Today was a much better day for SaraGrace. She woke up like this:
And that is pretty much how the day has gone. She had a lung scan yesterday and an echocardiogram today. Both results were good. Hooray!

She still doesn't have much of an appetite yet, but I'm sure it will return soon. She is quite infatuated with the newborn baby roommate that we got last night. He is so very tiny and just had heart surgery a week ago. She is amazed by his tiny feet and hands and pronounced him 'adoryable.'

He is adorable, although I'm not really looking forward to another night of lying awake listening to his monitors beeping and the flashing light from his mom's TV in my face. {She kept it on all night, presumably for the background noise?}
Like I said, sharing hospital rooms should be illegal. His mom is very sweet, so no issues during the day. It's just night time that I am dreading.

BUT....

We are going home in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So only one more rotten sleep and then we will be able to be in our own beds.

I was trained to administer SaraGrace's IV meds and it doesn't seem too hard as long as I remember all the steps.

Today was a nice opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with SaraGrace. After which she pronounced me the best mom...the perfect mom. I looked at her strangely because she has never said I am the perfect mom. She grinned at me and said, "You are! You're da perfect mom. You don't have issues."

Snort! Oh my gosh, I was cracking up! Somehow I doubt she will be thinking that when she is a teenager.
You just never know what is going to come out of that girl's mouth!

The tech who inserted the Picc line gave her his special marking pen for skin yesterday and she put it to work today. I especially like the happy face she drew on her heel.

14 comments:

Kim K. said...

Praise GOD for a better day. I'm just so happy to read that tonight is the last night at the hospital. Woo hoo for going home tomorrow. Love that happy smile and the ink graffiti on the leg.

Lori said...

Snort, snort!

"...you don't have issues!"

That's completely adoryable!

Love that girl!

Theanne... said...

Woohoo...home tomorrow...in your own beds...sounds good! Prayers of thanks!

Lyn said...

If you can have 10 kids and no issues then I need to come to your house for some intense training, because I only have 4 kids and have MANY issues!
Glad to see she's doing well!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Praise God that she is healing so well. And that you don't have issues. *snicker*

Lynsay said...

Apparently she doesn't read your blog....

So funny! So glad today is so much better, and so glad that only one more night of bad sleep!

Happy New Year! :)

Sally-Girl! said...

Glad she is doing better today.

I can totally relate to the night in the hospital thing and then adding a roommate who's lights and beeps alternate and are not at least in sync with your own kid. The nights last forever.

Here's to tomorrow and HOME!!!

trustandobey said...

Glad to hear you are soon home bound. So excited to know that you don't have any issues...what's that like?
Lisa
ps...SG looks great! Praise God for this country and the best medicine in the world!!!

Kristin Ferguson said...

None of us have 'issues'...we just have opportunities! :) That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

Glad to see that smile on sweet girl's face!

Hope you melatonined (is that a word?) up last night and got a better night's sleep!

Stefanie said...

YAY!
So glad she's feeling so much better... AND you'll be going HOME!!
WOOT!!!

Mom to 8 said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Xin Nian Kuai Le!!
祝┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓♥(\ /)
福┠恭┠┨賀┠┨新┠┨年┠┠快┨┠樂┨ღ( . .)ღ
您┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛c(”)(”)
Happy Chinese New Year! So glad SaraGrace is feeling better!

Sharon said...

SOOO glad SaraGrace is feeling better and Congratulations on finally going home!!!

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Personality said...

Beautiful little girl!
So exciting and encouraging to see others trusting in God and taking care of some amazing kids!

God bless you and yours...