Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thankful: Update

Our little lady is a trooper. She is really doing great, didn't end up needing the ICU, and is most likely getting to go home in the morning. The nurses have doted on her and we've both been well taken care of. We've had lots of Dora, chocolate donuts, and orange juice (although not nearly enough sleep). Her breathing sounds great and the doctors are pleased with the sound of her lungs. I'm tired. I miss my other children and favorite guy. I'm ready to go home. I'm ready to shower and I'm ready for my own bed, but I'm still feeling pretty gosh-darn thankful. Life is good.
 These were taken this morning when she was still in the ER. She no longer has he oxygen, but even with that bothersome addition to her nose, I think she was pretty stinkin' cute.
She looks pretty peaceful here. She really, really needed to sleep. Too bad this nap was only about 15 minutes long and is the only time that she has slept since 1 am yesterday morning. Her mood is great and her spirits are high (it's going to take one LARGE coffee for me to say the same in the morning).
Love her so much, my heart bursts...

meanwhile, look at my other two turkeys...Our friends Jenn and Todd helped get them to school and Teri and Mark picked them up and loved on them...don't they look like they are longing and dearly missing their wonderful Mommy? I think so too...


Background Story from Original Post:
Emma Kate got a cough yesterday. By dinner it was  bit worse. By midnight it was much worse. By 2 am, she was in the emergency room. We're still here and waiting to find out if our delicate flower is going to be spending time in the ICU or regular wing, but either way, she is going to be admitted and spending a day or two getting pampered by the hospital staff.

I am so thankful. I am thankful that at 2 am, I have a husband that jumps out of bed to take our girl in. That we have insurance. I am thankful for the staff taking care of her. For the many friends who have sent kind words and are saying prayers. I am more than thankful for the friends who drop everything to take the other kids to school, pick them up from school, and feed them so Matt and I can be here or at work...having people in your life that you can call at anytime of the day or night and who pick up where you leave off are one of life's biggest blessings. I feel thankful that Emma Kate's condition isn't worse...I am sure many mothers have walked through these same emergency room doors with conditions that are much worse. My heart feels very heavy for them right now, whomever they are. Emma Kate is in great hands, she is a real trooper. All of this is provided by a pretty Awesome God and I am thankful.

15 comments :

Rebecca said...

Oh, how scary!! I hope she is okay, and can come home really soon! Poor thing! Isn't it amazing how things like that can develop so suddenly?!?!

the workaholic momma said...

Oh my goodness - I hope Emma Kate gets better soon. Praying for you guys and sending hugs:)

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Poor baby! I hope she gets better soon. Sending prayers your way!

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

Oh no!! Hope she gets better soon.

Megan said...

Oh goodness. It's so sad when our little ones our sick. I'll keep your family in my prayers!

Megan said...

(when are little ones ARE sick. oops)

Ali - My Suitcase Full of Tricks said...

Poor little thing. Hope she's feeling better soon.

Ashley said...

I hope Miss Emma Kate gets to feeling better. And please keep us updated on how she's doing.

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness! I'm glad to read she's feeling better and will be home soon! What a relief!

Crafty Newbie said...

She's so adorable. it's good to hear she is doing well! Bless you and your family. :)

Jen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. What a scary thing to have endured.

Jodi said...

oh my goodness im glad she is doing better and gets to come home soonest!

Crystal Posey said...

Hoping for a fast recovery!

Katie said...

It's amazing the big smile Emma Kate can muster under the circumstances. It almosts breaks my heart more! On another note, congrats on the new sweing machine- can't wait to hear all about it!

Natalie said...

Awww I hate to see your little cutie sick...I really hope she's better soon and that you guys get to go home.