Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Morgan's Home!!!

Hello Everyone!

Our sweet Morgan Mae was came home from Primary Children's Hospital this Monday. We got home at about 3 or 4 p.m. :). We would have been home earlier, but after the trama of the epidural & catheter being taken out on Sunday & then the I.V. & sticky leads all over her chest Monday morning. She slept for 3 hours during the time we could take her! Poor girl! She wouldn't take good naps before. She had to keep her eyes on you & then doctors, nurses & the techs come in all day long. And she had to check out their name badges everytime. Isaac started saying "She's just checking your credentials". Morgan just had to make sure that they really knew what they were doing & their pictures on their badges were really them:). And of course, Morgan charmed everyone who entered her room when she was feeling okay. Hi's, hugs, kisses & butterflies. She made lots of friends:). And just how sweet is Morgan Mae, she smiled, said hi & tried to give hugs to the lady who comes & takes their blood in the morning at FOUR THIRTY A.M., while being poked!!!!

So, Morgan is on valium & oxycodone. Leaving the hospital is pretty traumatic too. She does not like to be lifted or switch positions & both of those have to be done frequently for elevating different parts of the body & changing & preventing bed sores, etc. So getting put into the wagon with 20 pillows & then switched to the car with pillows packed all around was not so fun. Once she got settled though, she stared out the window, waving, saying hi & playing peek-a-boo. Morgan is so dang cute. She also kept pressing the palm of her hand against the window & had a ton of relief on her face. Like, "Oh, thank goodness!"

We wake up about 4 times during the night to give meds & switch positions. She really is doing well, all things considering. We made it past the 1st hump. The surgeon said the first 2-3 days is the worst & the next hump is 2 weeks. It's one week tomorrow. Almost 1/2 way for the next big hump of feeling better! We can't wait for her to stop being in pain & having her muscle spasms. That day will be beyond terrific.

She is such a little trooper! She will have on her pink spica body cast 1 month from when we left the hospital. Then therapy begins.

Morgan went to bed at about 9:30 last night. Woke up for a few minutes twice last night & then at 7:30 a.m., Isaac moved her to our king bed & she slept there until I woke her up for meds at 11 a.m. She fell back asleep a little after 12p.m. & is still sleeping! She's finally catching up on some sleep!

Noah is also very relieved to have his entire family home again. He goes looking for us all one by one to make sure we're all here. Had to check for Morgan multiple times yesterday. And we had to run in her room to see her even though she was falling asleep to give her kisses. Then, he was okay with playing with cars again:). Momma & Papa are not allowed out of his sight. Our 1st late afternoon home, the 3 of us were laying in the big bed while Morgan was asleep in the other room. He cuddles right between us, looks up & smiles hugging us & saying his cute little hugging noise. All is right in the world.

So we are home & trying to control Mo's pain. Everyone is sleeping a little better & surviving. It really is so nice to be home & be all together again. We'll take it day by day. Love to all.

(i'll post a couple pics later:))


ruth said...

So glad you are home and recuperating. Give morgan our best wishes!

Bugs said...

Hang in there! You guys are awesome. Get lots of sleep and better soon.

mckenna said...

I'm sure Noah is thrilled to have everyone together again and Morgan has got to be happy to be home!! I'm sure you all are!! Long, tough road ahead. I know this won't help you at all, but I wish I were there and could help. Can;t wait to see you all in a couple of weeks!! Give everyone our love!!

Cami said...

Glad you are home and things are going good. sounds like you are practicing for baby #3 to come with waking up in the middle of the night! hope she is feeling better each day. we'll have to talk soon so I can get the update! love ya and hope you are feeling good. As its about midnight, I can still say.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Kristin said...

I will never forget the Spirit that was with your beautiful family that autumn afternoon when I met you. I am so happy to know that the surgery went well. Best wishes!

Julie Huber said...

I hope Morgan is doing well! I miss her so much at school, and I know everyone else does too! I want to try and come by again sometime this week, so I will give you a call. Give her lots of hugs from me!