Thursday, April 30, 2009

Update from the Hospital

Thank heaven for pull out beds! I don't know who decided that a reclining chair that really doesn't even fully recline is a healthy or sane way to sleep in a hospital, but those old-school chairs don't cut it. As mentioned in a previous post, we were blessed in this room with one of the "roll-out" style beds that we had in the PICU. What a difference! While a sleep in the hospital is rarely truly "restful", that roll out bed made all the difference. When I win the lottery, I'm going to make sure EVERY room in the hospital has one of these new chairs and trash those old ones!!

But I digress...

Charlotte had a pretty good afternoon yesterday. The nausea she had during Daddy's shift seemed to have subsided by the time I arrived. Her appetite was pretty finicky (mainly eating bread and cereal) but at least she was eating and keeping things down. We've also managed to get her to take all her oral meds except the Docusate so that's good. Again, it's so nice to have doctors and nurses who know us and her very well because nurse Nicky KNEW that we wouldn't even really try the Docusate. She didn't want to force the issue either at this point (for those of you who don't know, it's an anti-constipation med. but it tastes REALLY nasty. She is taking another med for constipation that tastes a little better.)

We had a visit from some VCU basketball players but Charlotte was too lost in "Wonder Pets" land to be very social. It was AMAZING to see her tiny hand in their HUGE hands when they gave her high fives. They gave her a VCU bag which she seems to like.

She settled down to sleep pretty easily last night and I actually got to watch LOST (!!!) I only missed about the first 5 minutes. So that pretty much made my day.

Not much else to report, I guess. Granny got here yesterday and had a safe trip. First time that she made that drive from Florida by herself so we were happy that it went smoothly. She will be here this afternoon so I can join Roger at the REGISTRATION CELEBRATION at romp n' roll tonight. If you haven't heard, there will be FREE Papa John's pizza and Open Gym time while you get to register for your summer classes and camps. Come on out and enjoy the fun!

I will bring this post to a close and maybe even try to shower before Charlotte fully wakes!


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