Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ava's Home!

Ava was released from the hospital today. Basically, the past week was wasted time. Yes, she is feeling better and is now tolerating her feeds. However, we left today with no real plan of care. It's almost impossible to get the doctors to listen. It's completely impossible to get them to act. Consequently, Ava is in the same situation she has always been. Wait and see. Oh, and did I mention she has now picked up a nice respiratory infection? Just another benefit of hospitalization. Oh well, at least she is home.

We were able to visit with Whitney and little Blake. Whitney is such a beautiful girl. Pretty, smart, kind, and totally devoted to making her baby well. I don't know how she finds the strength to keep going. The PICU is not a happy place. It's noisy and just plain scary. Yet Whitney puts a smile on her face and just does what has to be done. I am so proud of her.

A HUGE thank you to Amy! She drove all the way from Indiana to visit Blake and Ava. What an amazingly thoughtful woman. Unfortunately, when she arrived Laura and Justin had gone back to the hotel to rest because Laura was just too ill to sit with Ava. So what did Amy do? Played with Ava for nearly an hour so that the nurse could take a break! See what I mean?

I am an inconsistent blogger. I don't provide as many details as I should, and I certainly could post more often. Still, all of you put up with me. When times are hard the WS grapevine kicks in and everyone rallies around. I don't know many people who have such a wonderful support system. I can't thank all of you enough. Your advice and good wishes keep me, Ava, and our whole family going strong.

Much love to all of you!

PS: Tatum's mommy, Lisa, is crazy. I have witnesses.


Lisa R said...

Thank Goodness!!! I have loved Chatting with you!!! Email Ava's address again :)

Penny said...

I am so happy to hear that she is home. I did mail you a card at the hopsital. I do hope that you receive it. I will keep you in my prayers

Kerry said...

Yeah yeah yeah~ I am so relieved things are better!!!!!! Thank you for updating!
PS Lisa IS crazy!!

Julie said...

I am glad she is home. Hope that infection clears up soon. Noah has stayed healthy all winter until last week when he had his 2 year check up. Hostpitals and doctors offices are not good places to be right now. Keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Yes, Lisa is crazy but I love crazy people.

Laura said...

I'm so glad she's home.
Michaela made a bunch of pictures that she wanted to send, if you get a moment, could you email me an address she could send them to.

Thank you so much for the comment you left. It definately helps to know so many people care.

camille said...

YAY! I'm so glad she's home too. I hope the respitory infection heals soon.
So nice you were able to hang with Whitney and Blake for awhile.

Heather said...

Oh Man Kim, I haven't checked in for awhile because someone said you weren't up for posting. I was thinking of you all and praying for Ava everyday!!!!!! I'm glad she could go home. I hope she is back to her healthy ol' self real soon! lots of love Kim... Heather

Teresa & Shawn said...

Thank God Ava is home. Now she can work on getting better out of the hospital (I swear you get sicker in the hospital sometimes!). We continue to keep you all in our prayers.