Saturday, February 23, 2008

We're Home....

McKenna was discharged from the hospital this morning!!! Hooray!!! We are home!!!

Unfortunately I still have a sick little girl. She is not out of the woods yet, but the doctor let us go home basically because I can do everything at home that they were doing for her in the hospital. McKenna's fever broke and she actually didn't even have one as of two hours ago. McKenna did throw up at the hospital right after I signed the discharge papers, but they let us go anyway. I have a lot of monitoring to do and at this point McKenna won't nurse (probably because she can't breathe through her nose) so we have to force bottle feed her, which is very time consuming.

Ryan and Christian are still quite sick. Ryan especially has a terrible cough, so we are going to attempt to keep McKenna away from the boys (although that's not working because even as I'm writing this Ryan is changing McKenna's diaper). Christian just has a runny nose. Christian really missed his mommy and is sitting on my lap right now and I have a feeling he'll be clinging to me all day. When I got home I asked Christian if he had been a good boy for daddy. Christian said, "No. I'm not a boy, I'm a baby." Here we go, the jealousy has set in.

So many answered prayers over the last month:
1. The daycare situation has worked out for my niece and nephew; Abby and Nate. They were in daycare full time this past week and they both did great! They even napped there. Who would have thought that daycare would be a healthier place for them than my house!?
2. Remember how McKenna wasn't in the correct position before she was born? Well, she got herself turned around just before I gave birth to her!
3. I may have gotten the flu, but I also got over it in 3 days and it normally lasts about a week! God knew I needed to get better so I could take care of my kiddos.
4. McKenna didn't need any medical interventions while we were in the hospital; no Iv, no meds, no breathing treaments or oxygen!!
5. I actually got some sleep while we were at the hospital last night.
6. McKenna has maintained her weight through this illness. Now she just needs to start gaining a little.

Thanks for thinking of us and praying for us over the last few days. The flu in a baby as young as McKenna can be extremely dangerous, if not deadly, so we are thrilled that she's home and doing so well. God is so good!!


Anonymous said...

Amen to that! i'm glad to hear that you are home. i'm praising God for all the good things that have come out of these situations and i pray that God will continue to keep His hand upon you and your family to make everyone better.

Anonymous said...

Glad t hear the good news..try to get some rest...Christi

Warren, Sarah, Riley, Reagan-David and Scott-Wesley said...

Great news ! How wonderful that you are home. I know the rest of the healing for the entire family will come!

the mccollums... said...

Awesome...God is good and all He does is good and true...a great list you made to remind us of His faithfulness and protection! Glad you guys are home and I hope you are able to rest in between feedings and spending time with Christian! :) You are doing great!!

the*4*of*us said...

yay!!!! I hope you guys are able to rest up good this week! We'll continue praying for everyone to get better fast!!

Heather R said...

Welcome home!! I am so glad to hear that you are home. Know you are still close to my thoughts. Love you!

Heidi Harris said...

Ryan and Judy, we were reading about your sicknesses and stopped mid stream to pray for you all. Hope you all are continuing to be healed even as I write this. We miss you and are so sorry to hear about your battle this past few weeks, you seem to be handling it very well. Your baby girl is so cute and precious!!!! She is absolutely beautiful! We will be praying for you all we just went through the flu and it hit Matt and Etta the hardest, Julianna, Grant and I got it too but not nearly as bad. This has been a mean sickness going around but God is the healer!! Praise be to Him for seeing your little one through! Love to all! Matt and Heidi Harris

Katy said...

Your perspective is GREAT Judy - keep focused on that as God takes you through the rest of these challenges with her ongoing fever. And I am SO glad to hear that Amy's kids did well in daycare last week...I was wondering how the adjustment was going.