Thursday, June 26, 2008

Post-Op Day 34

We had a great day today!

Ava and I had baths and got ready at the hotel. The first thing she says when she wakes up is "I go back to hospital?" She loves being with her brother! So we got over there around 9:30 and then the kids played in the play room. Today Dan made the most beautiful and complex train track! I told him he should be the volunteer track builder at the UCD play room when we get back to town. Then we got a surprise when Grandma and Grandpa arrived before noon! They were on the road at 5:30 this morning to come visit us and help out with the kids. Drew jumped up to give Grandma a hug when he saw her.

Then, we had a visit from the Home Pharmacy people and Dan and I learned how to flush a line and change the cap. We're that much closer to being actual nurses now. Tomorrow we have a nurse coming to teach us how to administer the IV antibiotics and someone else to deliver our supplies to the hotel! They expect to discharge us around 1. Yay! I cannot wait! I will be sure to let everyone know once we are out of the hospital. We might need a moving van to get all our stuff out of that room!

Drew and Ava playing a game with Grandpa

Drew playing with his squirt gun outside

Mommy & Drew snuggled up outside

My fancy calendar--it's a good thing we're leaving tomorrow or I would have had to make another one!


Lill said...

Mer's Mom-in-law here..Happy for all of you that you are that much closer to going home. Holding good thoughts and praying!

The Portas said...

Drew's happy face says it all! Oh THANK GOD you guys are leaving that place. I'm so relieved and happy for you. Enjoy your last day...ha!


Molly said...

Oh yay! The finish line is in sight! Praying that things continue to go as planned!

Lexi said...

Yay!!!!!! I'm praying that everything goes smoothly today for the 1:00 "departure". Very exciting news!!!!
Praying hard,
The Sheridans

Katie Scott said...

Hooray for 1:00 today! That is so exciting! Praying that there are not any delays. Can grandma and grandpa get trained in how to do the line stuff, so you can come to the wedding tomorrow??

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you guys get to leave the hospital! Even though it's not home yet, it will feel so wonderful to have everybody sleeping in regular beds and under the same roof!

-Paul Thompson

Party of 5 said...

SUCH GREAT NEWS - all the way around: Ava loving to be with Drew, Grandma and Grandpa arriving, getting OUT of the hospital. Very happy for you guys. Hope everything goes smoothly today.

Amber said...

Woo-Hoo! Most excellent news!!! I've been keeping my husband updated on your status and we have both been praying for your family to be free of the hospital! :^) I am happy beyond words for you!

William said...

this is what my super happy face looks like: <:-)

yay for leaving the hospital!!!!!!!

carl said...

Whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaa HOOOOOoooooooo !

Val will be back today and thrilled !! Needless to say, I am also. Here's to more normalcy in your lives. I'm sure the hotel will get old soon, but I'm sure it will be better than the best hospital day. Wishing you the quickest return HOME.

Keep that line dry and sterile!


Mother in Chief said...

Thinking about you guys.. It's just past one and I'm hoping that everything goes as planned! xxoo

Lindsey said...

I am sooo happy you guys are free!!!! There is somce incriminating evidence that shows that you broke Drew free on this blog.... Thanks for taking such good care of Drew and being amazing parents. Thanks for reminding me why I am a social worker. I will see you all on Thursday... Be good and Andrea, no trips to SAC!

Jennifer Herring said...

Great news!!! Praise God!