Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Settling In

We are back at home now and trying to settle back in to a "normal" routine. We were released from the hospital on Sunday are are definitely glad to be back home. Madi received quite a few doses of heavy antibiotics by IV while in the hospital and is now on oral antibiotics for the next 2 weeks. We still have to change the dressing on her wound twice a day and it is definitely getting better each day. I finally looked at it a few days ago! My stomach still turns a little bit when I see it but I am getting better each time as well! :) Madi is feeling great...she is happy, looks healthy and is having lots of fun playing at home. She is very active and squirmy and doesn't seem to be in any pain or bothered by the massive amounts of gauze on her chest. She even keeps rolling over onto her tummy (which they said to try and avoid) but I can't seem to keep her from doing it unless I sit next to her all day long and basically hold her down! She is used to taking her medicine and does it for the most part without a fuss. Her antibiotics don't taste good so she does end up spitting it right back in my face every once in a while (which is how I know it tastes awful). The biggest challenge now is getting Madi back into a routine. She has been sleeping through the night for months but got pretty off schedule when we were in the hospital. She also got a little spoiled while we were there (which I think is well deserved) and now likes to be held and rocked to sleep. She has also been waking up at 2am wanting to be held and when I try to put her back in bed she just keeps waking up. So I have given in the past 3 nights (mostly out of pure exhaustion) and brought her into bed with us. Of course, she sleeps great there and literally rolls over to snuggle up as close to me as she can...I love it! I also think she deserves a little extra cuddling after all she has been through but I don't want to get in the habit of this so hopefully she will just stay asleep tonight!!! :) I am planning on going back to work next week and Dave will stay home with her the days that I work. I now work part time so I will only be away from her on Monday, Tuesday and half the day on Wednesday. I think this is going to be rough on both of us.


  1. Thanks for the update Jenn. I think miss Madi deserves the big bed for a few days, with those squirmers you need to take advantage of the cuddling as much as possible!

    Hope to see you guys soon! Hope going back to work turns out OK, at least you know you are leaving her in VERY capable hands.

  2. Wow it looks like you guys have had a stressful few weeks but as usual you are handling it great! I am so glad to hear everything is going much better and I can't wait to see you again. You guys are always in our prayers!

  3. So happy to hear you are home!!!! It is so hard to resist those late night snuggles in bed. Too precious. Enjoy it, it won't last forever and those are the things you will miss the most when she is grown :)

    I know you've been through a lot lately but are you still planning on coming to Sac for the convention? If so, please check in at and let us know so we can make you a special "blog" badge. I hope you do come. I would LOVE to see Madi again and you guys too :)!