Yep, that about sums up the last day and a half. Not the boring kind of yawn, but the exhausted kind!
We got home Tuesday afternoon, and a bunch of our family was there to welcome us! Lots of balloons and signs and just a general fun party at the Phillips’ house.
Then everyone left…
Scott and I have decided that Annabelle is doing better at home than WE are.
Why you ask?
Lets go through it…
Tuesday night – first night giving meds, Momma messed up! Gave one that is supposed to be a 10AM med at 10PM. Plus, it is supposed to be mixed with feeds, and I gave it directly into her Gtube. I think was just SO SO SO nervous about screwing something up when drawing up the meds, that I, well, screwed up.
Wednesday morning – Scott was putting her in her crib for her morning nap, and her feeding tube caught when he laid her down, and POP! Out it went, inflated balloon and all! We both panicked at the site of a big gaping hole in our daughter’s stomach with milk gushing out!
We’d practiced this once about a month ago, so we sprang into action, and even though we had a few missteps, we got it back in, and so far, it looks fine and isn’t leaking.
Then, when she was safely asleep and doing well, I ran to Target to find something to help us organize her meds before I pulled my hair completely out of my scalp.
I found what I needed, and a few other items so I didn’t have to make a trip again for a while, and was headed up to the check-out lane when I fished through my purse and found… NO WALLET.
Yep, I’d taken it out at home the night before to look for something, and never put it back in my purse. So no money. BLAH. My mother-in-law came and brought me money, but still, embarressing, time consuming, and just plain irritating!
Then I got home to find my husband breathing a little harder than necessary. He’d given her her 2:00 meds (which I was supposed to be back in time for, but wasn’t because of the wallet debacle) and when he gave her MOST IMPORTANT MED SHE HAS, he hadn’t unclamped the Gtube, so ALL of the meds came out the “feed” port and onto the floor. Yep, she got none of it!
He redrew and regave it, but we were both a little frazzled and nervous.
Then last night, we had storms, and the power went out. Granted, only for a few minutes, but we hadn’t thought ahead, so were rushing around to find the stuff to get her hooked up to the emergency oxygen (she has a concentrator that gets plugged in, so obviously it stops working when the power does!) We got it hooked up JUST in time for the power to come back on, go figure!
*yawn* Mommy has not slept pretty much at all since we’ve gotten here. Ive tried to take a few naps, but just dosed. Mostly my own body’s fault… I’m just SO nervous at night that something will go wrong when I’m asleep! (like the power going off…) and I don’t want to keep her hooked up to the monitor all night (tried that the first night… turned it off half-way through as every couple of minutes when she moves, it doesn’t pick up so dings like crazy and wakes me up anyway!) So I wake up every 30 minutes or so, turn the monitor on just to make sure her number is good, then go back to sleep. Not very productive sleep at the moment. *yawn*
Despite all of our “fun”, we wouldn’t trade home for the world! Having all my girls here, being able to be a mom, is worth every minute of sleep lost and every tear shed and every hair in my head that will likely turn gray soon!
Here is a few pictures. *yawn* I have a lot more, these are just the ones from my phone, but I’m trying to hurry get ready to go to our first clinic visit today! Please be praying it goes well, that her numbers look well, even with our screw-ups!!!
Will post more/better pics when I have a few minutes!
Me, my dolly, and my oxygen… with NO leads… getting ready to go HOME!
On my way home! This car thingy is kinda weird… but I give it an index finger AND a thumbs up!
My ride… Daddy decorated it JUST for me!
My first night-night-home… My mommy made me sleep in the port-a-crib in her room instead of my own bed… but whatever, I was home, and that’s what mattered!
Tuckered out Annabelle! Night-two at home, those toys just really take a lot out of a girl! Fell asleep on the living room floor, but Momma took me to my bed shortly after! (still in her room… she’s not brave enough to let me sleep in my own room yet… it might be a while…)