Wednesday, August 18, 2010

An update from HOME!

So obviously my adrenaline hit the floor and I have been exhausted. Sorry for no post. Kaidence came home from the hospital Sunday afternoon after playing the "we are out of some of her medications" game with the pharmacy. Needless to say, she is back on a lot of medications. We spent that night labeling syringes and drawing up meds.

Kaidence is doing well. As they removed her IV Sunday morning, she finally decided that she wanted to go home. She was excited to see her doggy and her brothers. Camden even let her wear his Sponge Bob Pj's to bed that night. They were huge on her, but she was thrilled. Kaidence is having a hard time understanding why she cant go to church on Sundays or go play at the neighbors like her brothers. She cant go anywhere because of her lack of immune system . That puts a few kinks in things, but we are SO GRATEFUL to have her home.

Kaidence is eating well and those little steroid cheeks are making a come back. She is very active. Her heart rate is still increased but the doc said that her heart is still large and that it will take time for that to heal. Friday morning Kaidence will have another heart cath to check for rejection. I pray that these meds are keeping it under control and that she can stay out of the hospital.

My pregnancy is starting to give me some problems and my NST's for the baby have been moved from once a week to twice. My fluid is getting lower and I am supposed to lay around, take it easy and drink a lot. Not that possible with Dr appointments 3-4 days a week, soccer and kiddos starting school (cant we have FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN)? Seriously, its ridiculous, especially on early out Friday. Just my opinion though. Anyhow, Camden is excited and so that is what counts.

So basically things are fine, just crazy like everybody else's life. Therefore, NO SCHOOL SHOPPING has been done. BTW.....school starts on Monday. As long as we are moving in the right direction, we are happy and content to juggle what we can. Our lives are blessed greatly. It feels so great to all be home together. I realize that when you are away from home you miss the little things like soft 2 ply toilet paper. Yes, we splurge on soft TP. Also, hair conditioner......what a luxury. Most of all I loved snuggling with everyone in MY bed. Going to bed each night and knowing that all my kids are tucked in under one roof.

I have to Thank my wonderful husband and kids that made sure the house was spotless for Kaidence to come home. Laundry done, put away and everything. He even cleaned out my laundry room. It felt wonderful coming home.

Thanks for checking in, we will let you know what happens on Friday!

4 comments:

Hope's Blog said...

CONGRATULATIONS! We will keep up the prayers.

carolyn q said...

It sounds like Mike put the boys to good use this weekend instead. I am glad that you could come home to a nice clean home. . .that helps.
I am praying that all goes well on Friday with the Cath and it shows that the meds are working.
I wished I lived closer so I could help you.
(HUGS)
Carolyn

Teea Lamb said...

So happy to hear she's home and doing good! I hope it continues and all goes well on Friday.

paula said...

Wow! I'm so happy she is home. Tell Mike (since you guys don't have anything better to do) that my laundry room is in dire need of a cleaning. Seriously I'm so happy that things are looking better for little K. We love you and as alwyats you guys are in our prayers. Love ya, Paula