Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Surgery Day + Ina Loves Tomato Juice

Thank you all so much for the kind words and prayers for Dan's surgery.  You guys are the best! <3

Poor guy, I think he was a little nervous last night, as I was wiping him down with bacteria-killing pads, he asked me if the medication that he took for surgery could impact his breathing.

He also asked if I thought the doctor would let him keep his hip bone once they cut it out of him, so I really don't know what to take seriously.   

We are headed to the hospital this morning and leaving Little Miss at home with my cousin. I plan on driving home to get her once Dan is out of recovery, in his own room, and I feel comfortable leaving.  

I have the option of staying the night with Dan at the hospital, which I really want to do.  I don't want him to stay by himself. However, I don't know if they will let Ina stay there too?  I don't exactly feel comfortable leaving her for the night either, but maybe that would stop her eating-in-the-night habit?

Speaking of Ina, this blog hasn't seen a picture of her in a few days, which must be fixed now.

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Her new favorite thing to do is go outside and pick tomatoes with me.  To put it more accurately, she picks a Roma tomato and sucks the juice out of it while I pick the rest.  

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We had bruschetta chicken with brown rice pasta and mixed veggies for dinner last night.

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I just took a little bit of everything (except the chicken) and put it on Ina's tray.  She shoveled it in her mouth as quick as she could.  I hope her love for veggies continues as she gets older!

Ina and I also ran 3 miles together yesterday, which was pretty hard.  As my rest days > active days, my body is getting used to relaxing.  I need to fix that now, or at least after Dan is home from the hospital.  

Questions for the day

Have you ever stayed the night at a hospital by yourself?

- When I was discharged from the hospital and Ina wasn't yet, Dan had to go to work early one morning, and after 5 days of sleeping in a chair, went home to sleep and I stayed there with Ina.  It was pretty creepy to be by myself.

If you are a parent, when was the first time you left your child overnight?

- I obviously haven't done this yet. :/

5 comments:

  1. I've stayed overnight in the hospital. I was in ICU with a blood clot and they told Travis he could stay but not in my room. I figured he would get better sleep if he was home.

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  2. At my hospital we don't allow babies or kids to stay the night, but each facility is different.

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  3. I think most floors that are not icu, one person can stay the night in the room.

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  4. I love that you've got her "picking" / enjoying tomatoes so young! I truly believe that my love for tomatoes goes back to picking tomatoes with my grandma in her garden. Such fond memories.

    My thoughts are with you guys today.

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  5. The one and only time I stayed overnight in a hospital I was like you Racheal, I had just had my daughter. My husband stayed the first night but after that he came home. I felt really lonely. I would call my friends on the hospital phone to have some communication. But it was very creepy too.
    I do think Ina would be ok overnight with a family member. I can understand your concern. My daughter was I think two years old before she stayed with my mom.

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