|Hangin' with my Jenn-abelle!|
Hospital Burnout: When one has had it with trying to alternately be a SuperHero and trying to be in at least two places at once. Sooner or later you just have to run out of steam, adrenaline only gets you so far.
I'm happy to announce that this particular stay is at least coming to an end soon so that makes this bout of burnout tolerable. It is always around the three week mark (not that I don't have small bouts along the way) that I just feel so very D-O-N-E.
|Torin's 'Thankful Garland' (Compliments of Kelsey)...so wonderful!|
It's been a more challenging visit (?) then usual being up on Unit 4. We've had some truly lovely Nurses but it's really been a huge adjustment, for us and them. Unit 4 doesn't usually deal with the complex kiddos so it was certainly growing pains on both sides. The best way to describe it is that it is just a very different atmosphere up on the fourth floor. I am however extremely thankful that we had the bed and the care in a hospital that is currently running at 124% capacity (no I don't know where the other 24% are sleeping!).
I am also thankful for the meals that we were given throughout (thank you Kelly R, Sumyu, Rachel, and Jodi H) and extremely grateful that my Mother has been here through most of it since the big boys have been so sick. I don't know what I would have done since Ry is now on his third week off school starting tomorrow. Hmmm, I guess it could just be plain ol' Motherhood Burnout then.
|He's a trouper!|
|SuperBoy survives yet another blood test! Cutie Pie!|
|I'm not too sick Mom|
Torin, thankfully, has been on his antibiotics now since mid week (for Strep Throat) and is on his path of 'return to health'.
My Mom has seemingly been fighting a cold as is Mike...am I on candid camera here people??
|Shake, shake, shake!|
|Um, Momma, you kinda need some water in here!|
|Waiting patiently for my favourite time of the day!|
The really good news today is that he FINALLY got taken off isolation. He's been on isolation for VRE (superbug) forever (it seems) and he's finally gotten back the three negative tests that he needed. Phew!! He can actually go out and be social now which is nice...no more need for everyone to gown and glove up upon entering the room (although it also worked in our favour to keep him 'healthy' in the hospital too I think).
So why is he still there? A few reasons: 1) He can't be around Rylan 2) He can't get 'sick' when he has surgery in five days, and 3) His urea levels are high
|A very lovely and thoughtful 'feel good' |
from Angelica in Fl...thank you! :)
I do however have a 'back up plan' in place instead of coming home, we've got a space reserved for B across the parking lot at Rotary Flames House. Being as B needs to be back in hospital Friday for his eye/g-tube surgery it, and that he can't be around Rylan it makes the most sense. They thankfully have room (they didn't Friday if we'd been released that day) so they've reserved a space for him from Mon-Friday. They are also being very flexible if for some reason he can't be released tomorrow then we can postpone or cancel at the last minute. I am SO very grateful they exist!!! For those of you not familiar with the RFH they are a hospice that helps families out with respite when you have a child with a life-limiting illness...amazing!
|Showing Grandma my favourite toy!|
It is also Justine's last week for a bit as well as Kelsey's AND my Mom goes home in a week....yikes. Of course there is also this damnable holiday coming up that people keep talking about...we'll make it through all of it, ask me January 1st how I survived it (I'm predicting a bottle of Bailey's or two).
From Our Home (Unit 4) To Yours...