But I’d take both.
It’s been a long couple of days. Taryn was discharged from the hospital on Thursday. Very thankful for that. The hard part….Wednesday, after being at the hospital all day, Jase brought the boys home for the night and Ty came down with a cough and fever. The next morning, Jase brought him straight to our pedi and thankfully, they don’t think it’s the flu. We informed Taryn’s caregivers in the hospital that Ty was sick and were told we could only bring her home if we sanitized every.single.thing, the children wore masks and we quarantined them into separate rooms. Yeah, not fun. We totally understand though because Taryn’s wound sites are larger than normal and even the slightest cough could induce bleeding and re-hospitalization. So quarantined they are. And unhappy. And bored. The first night home was uhm, interesting. Jase and I were running back and forth between the two, I’ll get meds, you get Gatorade, this one needs a drink, that one needs a popsicle and Teagan was running a muck in the middle of it all. I don’t think we sat down to eat dinner until after 8 pm which is highly unusual for us. We’ve since re-strategized and are in a zone defense. One of us leaves with Teagan each day in the morning to get out of the house while the other tends to Ty and Taryn. It’s working much better.
Overall, Taryn is doing well. It’s been difficult trying to keep her calm. She’s not eating or drinking as much as we would like, meds are a battle. Ear drops are a full on war. It takes both of us to hold her down and make it happen. We’re hopeful that once the steroids they pumped into her (quite literally via an external pump hooked up to her IV) run their course, she’ll be a bit more easygoing. She’s definitely in the “I’m so mad at you for doing this to me” angry phase. Tough stuff. We’re just dishing out the hugs and kisses in spite of the get away from me glares.
Her broken arm is also swelling. Her fingers were discolored and the swelling was bad the day we were discharged and I had to fight for an ortho consult and ultimately ended up making it happen myself before leaving. It’s doing ok now but we’re doing a lot of elevating since motrin post-surgery isn’t an option.
So…..thank you. For the well wishes, advice, thoughts and prayers. We appreciate them!!
I am so sorry for all of you. Im sure its so hard to see your little girl so uncomfortable and miserable. Praying right now for quick healing and comfort during this rough time. She’s so blessed to have such great, caring parents!
Man, you have had a ROUGH month! Sending good thoughts and virtual margaritas your way.
Oh that all sounds so rough:( My oldest had surgery for a cleft palate when she was 1 1/2. Not fun:( 2-3 days of hospital, little girl all drugged up and not knowing what is going on, sleeping on little couches in her room because we didn’t want to leave…ugh. I really feel for you and Jason, but it sounds like you are doing a great job though! I hope that Taryn has a speedy recovery and that you get your spunky girl back soon!
Good thoughts for a quick recovery for Ty too!!
Oh L, I’m sorry things have been so rough!! I hope things continue to get easier! If you need an extra set of hands just let me know!!
It’ll get better! Just remember that it’s only temporary and soon these rough moments will just be memories. Stay strong 🙂
Thinking of you!
Oh Lyndsay I feel for you and ya’ll are in my thoughts and prayers. Seeing your child wheeled off to surgery so helpless is the scariest thing ever…and to see them in pain…heartbreaking. Stay strong, this too shall pass, and keep telling her how brave she is.
keeping her in my prayers! hoping she is back to her old fun self soon:)