Saturday, February 5, 2011

Home sweet home

Arina is home! We got home last night about 10. Yet again we left wondering why we haven't moved away from this hospital yet!
I love how the "butt kisser", that's what I not-so-affectionately call her, stops by with every admission Jax has. She knows we have bad experiences there, yet we continue to even with her little visits!
Around 4:30 yesterday she finally drank for us. We were told no IV yet, but we'd have to stay the night to make sure she continues drinking. So me and the boys went up about 5:30 to eat dinner with daddy. The nurse said she was going to call the ENT team to see if we could go home. The resident called and didn't want to let her go. I got on the phone and she explained how they wanted to make sure she would keep drinking. She said if we were comfortable then they would write orders, but that it would be a while because they were "busy".
Knowing how flippin long it can take them to come down and write orders, we decided to stay the night. I wasn't going to make the boys stay in the hospital a couple more hours to get papers written.
So me and the boys drive an hour home, and as soon as I walk in the door Ray text me and said the doc wrote discharge papers! This doc said that the resident was wrong and that we could take her home. So I had to turn around and drive the hour back to the hospital to get daddy and baby.

Oh well, we are home for the weekend, and that's what matters!

Wow, these pants are a little big!

Ok, lets get this over with.

Puffy and groggy.


Wow, this is not fun!

So I'll just sleep it off!

23 comments:

Ruby's Mom said...

So glad Arina got to come home.What a bummer you had to drive right back to the hospital but worth it I'm sure.
Oh,my,gosh,she is so stinkin cute!! Even her little sad face, just precious!

G-Zell said...

OMG she is such a cutie even when she is sick. The last pic.. wow she is so flexible...... adorable. I hope she gets better soon.

Jaimie said...

Oh that little sad face! Even sad, she is just so squishably cute.

Jessica said...

Is that really how she sleeps??? How funny! I love you blog header!!! Now... Teach me! Glad to hear she is home, and love that you and Ray have such a great sense of humor about our fantastic children's hospital!

Junior said...

Awww even her sad face is so sweet. Happy to hear you are home.

Rochelle said...

Bless her, glad you are home. Hope she is drinking well for you and the pain is managed well.

Colleen said...

She looks so adorable in the gown with her bows!! I'm glad everything went well. BTW I love the new blog title!

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness, she is so cute. Hope she's feeling better soon, her sad face just made me lol, bless her!

Kim said...

Those pictures are priceless~such a cutie! Praying for a fast recovery~

Scrappy quilter said...

That sad face almost had me in tears. I'm so glad to hear she is home. What a little doll.

Alison said...

So glad your princess is home.

LibsMommy said...

Glad she is home. My mom had quite the adventure with me when I got mine taken out. It hurts so dang bad for such a minor surgery.

Does she sleep that way because she had a small sleeping area in the orphanage? It's adorable but I've never seen anything like it.

We moved several times to get Libby to better Doctors. It's just something we have to do for our special babies. I hope you get moved soon.

Shelly Turpin said...

oh my goodness....her sad face killed me! And her sleeping - that's how Joy sleeps.
Glad that is over and y'all are home.

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

yeah! HOME!! Ariana is so GREAT! love the pouty pix...so cute...Maddie sleeps like that to! I wish I had that flexibility..smiles

Erin said...

My word she's gorgeous even in the hospital! Glad you're all home.

Michelle and Sean said...

Such a cutie!!

So glad you are home!!

I couldn't help but chuckle a little when you mentioned the person that comes to check on you every time you are in the hospital. If its the same person that comes to check on us, that woman drives me crazy and I'm not really sure that anything ever changes when we do explain to her things that happen while there. Anyway just thought that was interesting.

Hope and pray Arina continues to improve and eat!!

Nancy said...

Oh, my gosh! Lacey, she is so stinkin' cute!! I love the sad face picture with her little tongue out. I could just kiss those cheeks forever. :) So glad you were able to get home instead of spending another night in the hospital. Hope you all have a restful weekend.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I have been so out of touch lately. This is the first time I'm seeing the new blog header! It is PERFECT. I love it. :)

Amy said...

I agree with Jessica - Teah me too!!! She is soooooo stiken cute no matter what. Gabes haospital pants where so long too they kept falling off and with the unpmlanned admission we are home.

Tina said...

So happy everything went well and that it's over and done with!! She is just so cute, the sad face is the cutest, I know she's not happy but she still looks so unbelievably cute!!! Hugs to the angel and get well soon.

The VW's said...

So glad she was able to get home so quickly, and that she is eating!!! YAY!!

Those pics of her are adorable! The sad ones break my heart though! She is so angelic...I just LOVE her! Love the last pic...amazing! :) Hope she continues to do so well!

Praying that Jax feels better soon! Tell him to behave! Gavin had a rough night, but this morning he is looking tons better...still on O2, but at least he's improving! HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

You must feel so lucky to have her. She is so super cute :)

Melissa M said...

i'm so glad you are home! CLaire sleeps with that crazy leg by her head sometimes too!