View Full Version : Getting ready for tomorrow
10-05-2006, 10:51 PM
Tomorrow is the big day. I am just trying to get things ready. We went and got blood work done today. Again they couldn't find Miriam's paper work. I had to call down there on Wednesday to try to find out about the blood work and they didn't have the order. So, I spent the day playing phone tag and finally got it done. Just to have them today tell me that they didn't have it. I was so frastrated. We did get it done after spending 3 hours there. All that for a vile of blood.
I have been trying to get my house in order, laundry,dishes, dusting, things like that. I don't want to have to come home to a messy house. I have a feeling that is the last thing that I will need.
Her surgery is for 7:30 am so we have to be there at 6:00. My husband is working graveyard shift tonight, so he is going to meet me there. I am trying to be strong and think positive.
Thank you so much all of you for giving me the hope that I need. Thanks again. We are hoping to be home on Tuesday or Wednesday. I will give you the update when I get home.
10-05-2006, 11:24 PM
Be brave..it's almost over..You are in my thoughts and definetly in my prayers tonight and tomorrow. Good luck and god bless! Please keep us in touch!!!
I know how you feel with the messy house...Why are we so like that!
10-06-2006, 01:20 AM
Heather, Miriam will do wonderfully and it will be over befor eoyu know it :hugg I will be thinking of and praying for you all today :oray I look forward to hearing how well she does!
10-06-2006, 01:36 AM
You're all in my prayers....the hardest part is almost over. She will do amazing!
10-06-2006, 09:40 AM
I am thinking of you guys today. Everything will be o.k. Update us when you can.
10-06-2006, 09:43 AM
Also thinking and praying forall of you today. Looking forward to hearing from you.
10-06-2006, 09:57 AM
Miriam is going to be just fine. Take care of yourself too.
10-06-2006, 10:54 AM
I will be thinking of you and Miriam today! I know that everything will go wonderfully.
10-08-2006, 07:07 PM
Miriam is doing wonderful. The surgery went so smoothly. Dr. Schmelzer was so excited that she did so good. We were in the PICU from 2:00 pm on Friday to 10:00 am on Saturday.
Then they moved us on to the infant floor. Miriam has done remarkable. She did have a hard time keeping her food down, but since yesterday she has done fine.
Dr. Schmelzer said that we can go home tomorrow. I am amazed at how well she has done. She is so strong. She finally woke up enough today to start making really cute noises.
Thanks for the support. I will send the pictures. We have a lot of them.
10-08-2006, 07:19 PM
Yippee! Thanks for the update! I'm glad all is going well!
10-08-2006, 11:37 PM
Oh that is so wonderful...Welcome to the other side as they say. Thanks for the update..the hardest part is finally over. God bless! I can't wait to see pictures.
10-09-2006, 05:49 AM
Thanks for the update!! Sorry I haven't checked in, it's our Thanksgiving holiday, and I was soo busy!! Please post pics, we'd love to see how your little peanut is doing!! :adore
10-09-2006, 11:28 AM
Yeah! We are so glad that she is doing so well!
10-09-2006, 01:08 PM
I'm so glad she's doing so well, that's wonderful :-)
10-09-2006, 05:26 PM
:cheer Yeah! Great news. When you get home, remember to take a few minutes for yourself. Our first two days at home were hard. My husband kept looking at me like I was ready for the big rubber room. Finally he had enough, he handed me the keys to the car and the credit card and made me leave the house. I walked around the mall for an hour dazed and confused. When I look back, a hug, a nap and some chocolate would have been just as good. You are still in my prayers. Be kind to yourself. I'm so happy to hear your news!
10-09-2006, 08:08 PM
oh, it's so good to hear she's doing well.
10-09-2006, 08:09 PM
glad to hear she's doing well.
10-09-2006, 11:40 PM
Hooray! I am so glad to hear that Miriam is on the other side and doing well! Can't wait to see pix!
10-10-2006, 10:52 AM
Listen to Jules..that is the best advice anyone can give!!
10-10-2006, 12:12 PM
I am actually doing great. I think I was so prepared for the worse to happen that now I can just relax and be amazed that she is doing so well.
In the hospial I had dessert with every meal. It was my therapy. I am sure I have gained back the 10 pounds I had lost.
We are home now. We got to leave yesterday morning. She is doing great. She can open her right eye a little bit this morning. She gave us lots of big smiles. Her pain has been managed fairly well. She doesn't seem to be in a lot of pain.
She woke up this morning and I picked her up and I could hear the fluid in her head. No one told me about this. It is kind of gross. I am sure it is normal, considering all the fluid.
Today we are just lounging around. I had a babysitter lined up for Hunter because I thought we wouldn't be home this early, so he is there. It is so quiet. Miriam is sleeping so I think I might take a nap too. Thanks for the support.
This is right after the surgery. About 2:00 pm on Friday. The swelling really hasn't kicked in yet.
This is her incision. I think Dr. Schmelzer did a wonderful job. It is almost artistic.
Friday night still in the ICU. She was able to look at us a little.
This is the first time I was able to hold her. Saturday morning on the infant floor.
Peak of the swelling on Saturday.
Thanks again. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
10-10-2006, 12:54 PM
Thanks so much for the photo's. so glad you are home and doing well. Get some well deserved rest!!! :hugg
10-10-2006, 09:58 PM
What a sweetie...I am sooo happy to hear everything went well and that you are resting at home. Thanks for sharing the pics...it will help many families going through this journey.
10-10-2006, 11:49 PM
Thank you for sharing the photos, you're right, the incision looked excellent! I'm glad to hear that everything is goin well and you are able to relax. When you have some time, we'd love to see progreesive pics as the swelling goes down :hugg
10-11-2006, 12:58 AM
Oh...that last picture brought a lump to my throat! She is so swollen, yet hanging on to mommy's finger for love and comfort! It is priceless that sweet picture :adore
10-11-2006, 06:35 AM
Me too...the last picture is the best! You seem to be doing so much better now. i'm glad to hear you got a nap..you deserve it!
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