Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday, January 8th

I had to look back at what I had written last since it has been a few days! We are staying busy as you can imagine. Kathryn had a home nursing visit last Friday and she tipped the scales at 5 pounds, 13 ounces!!! What a whopper!! We weren't able to ween her oxygen down completely over the weekend, so the doctors have told us to keep it at 3/4 to 1/2 liter - whatever she needs!! She seems to be doing just fine with that. Actually yesterday, the pulmonologist told us that we could move the Sat monitor to just at night time, driving, or when we are not in the room with her. I tried that yesterday afternoon and ran to the restroom. When I came back in the room and looked at Kathryn, she looked very pale and that is when I noticed that she had wiggled out of her canula and it was on top of her nose. Well, I quickly put it back in, turned on the Sat monitor, saw that she was at 65 % and picked her up and held her for a few minutes while she climbed back up to 100%. Crazy girl, the doctor said we could turn on the machine some, not take out the canula!! She has also had two occasions where Greg and I (exhausted) slept right through the 2:00 am feeding alarm and she let us know about it by 3:00 or 3:30 - but the neat part of that is that she had gone 5-5 1/2 hours of sleep in one whack!! Not bad.

Greg is going strong back at work and juggling his time between projects at Auburn, Alabama, Jefferson City Schools, the Zoo, etc. He is staying extremely busy, but is also enjoying his time at home with the girls!!

I am enjoying the rest of my "maternity leave" until the first of February. I have already decided that if Regions would just continue to pay me without me needing to be there, that I would stay home with Kathryn!! It has been neat to be at home with her, a "housewife", a mom who goes through the carpool line at 1:00 in the afternoon to pick up Maddie from preschool, and a little relaxing for myself too. (Not much though.) I have spent quite a bit of time on the phone too with Doctor's offices, pharmacies, insurance, etc to determine how things are covered for Kathryn and what to do in certain circumstances. We have to ask permission to give her anything - we got permission the other day to give her Mylicon if she acts as if she needs it.

Madelyn is enjoying being back to school. She was invited to a birthday party for Alex Redmond yesterday. The party is in two weeks and is a racing party. Maddie is so looking forward to it - she asked if it was today.

Other than that we are all hanging in there! Looking forward to a quiet week. We have one home nursing visit on Wednesday, a doctor visit on Thursday (complete with a Synagis shot), and hopefully that is all for the week!!


1 comment:

Andrew and Lauren Hess said...

Whoa! You are busy, busy, busy. It brings back memories, very blurry memories! Don't forget to take a few minutes for yourself when you can. You are the driving force behind all of this and you need your rest too! Glad to hear everyone is doing great. You guys are all amazing...