Yesterday ended up being a big day in terms of recovery. I could not believe the difference when I arrived at the hospital last night. She is still on antibiotics and I'm positive she'll be able to get lots of sleep and rest at home versus at the hospital. She ended up with a roommate who kept the television on (loud) all. night. long.
Alright, so here are the lessons that I learned/confirmed this week:
- Do not say that you are going to follow the ambulance because the EMTs and driver think that you quite literally mean to follow the ambulance. The correct terminology is "meet you at the hospital."
- The hospital staff will not kick you out when visiting hours end if you are actually assisting the patient. Probably because it makes their jobs easier.
- Sharing a hospital room sucks.
Thankfully, I have an awesome family who will be helping out with watching the girls this week. Even if Grammy says she is ready, she needs to rest. Unfortunately, Rich and I can't just take off heaps of days from work. Well, we could but then we wouldn't have time left to take off if something else happened and for me, it's not very easy for someone to just take over my work.
I ended up working full days yesterday and today to try to catch up. Rich came down with this nasty virus last week and has been on antibiotics since last Saturday so he wasn't feeling so great this week. My nose and cough are finally drying out. It's been a tiring, stressful week.
As an added twist to the childcare arrangements, Anna needs to be cathed every three hours. My sister-in-law is the only other person aside from me, Rich and Grammy who knows how to cath Anna and thankfully, she can help out a lot this coming week. The girls just finished up their 10 days of antibiotics and for the first time in a month, are healthy. I actually saw buds on trees today (a month late, I believe) and the forecast is now calling for temps in the 60s and 70s this week. Things are looking up.