Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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.