Saturday, October 16, 2010

hospital news


I had the most fabulous news today! Dr. K came to tell me that I am officially OFF of bedrest and am allowed to roll around the hospital! While I still need to take it easy (I won't be joining in the marathon that is currently running by the hospital!), I do not have to be flat-back and can take short rides around.

Unless you have been on extended bed rest, you have no idea how exciting this is. Just rolling around looking at other people was quite entertaining. You just don't know.

So if you'll excuse me, it might just be time for me to go on another ride! :)

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 4:22 PM, EDT

A Cool Way to Say Thank You

During my adventure around the hospital (which was quite enjoyable-- thanks for asking!), my mom and I came across this box with little tokens in it. Intrigued, we moved up to get a closer look and discovered that they are "thank you tokens." There are cards that you can fill out thanking a hospital staff member for their excellent care (think Leograms, SLES people!). You give the card to the person, who in turn gives it to his or her supervisor. Then the employee is entered in for a drawing to get an extra day of leave!! CCPS employees, do you think this could work for us?!? :)

I was really excited to find them and have already written 6 for some of my favorite staff members. I hope at least one of them benefits from an extra day off! :)

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 4:15 PM, EDT

Almost Normal

Today was almost a normal afternoon! Matt and Caleb came, and we all went to lunch at the cafeteria (whose food is WAY better than what I am served, by the way!), zoomed around the hospital, threw pennies in the fountain, let Caleb play on the little play area they have, and went outside to get fresh air!!!

This was the first time in a month that I have been outside. Talk about a lack of vitamin D! It was so exciting. Seriously, you have no idea (unless you, too, have been in the hospital for a month without venturing out of doors!)

It was a wonderful afternoon!!!

In other news: I keep forgetting to give a sonogram report. We did get to go to CAFCA on Friday, thanks to my persistent nurse's assistant begging them to take me at the last minute. (I am supposed to be scanned every Friday, but sometimes they get busy and forget to call to have them bring me over).

Mom was able to go with me, and she got the full view, thanks to my favorite sonographer Pragati! Abby is breathing through her mouth and nose repeatedly now, and we were able to see fluid in her stomach and watch as it traveled through her intestines! Talk about cool!

True to form, Pragati worked hard to get some great pictures for us. Abby's mouth has formed into a really cute little heart shape, and we got a picture of her hands primly folded under her chin. It is really cute! There are also a few pictures of her with her arms crossed over her face in an X where she is pointing directly at the probe--as if to say, "You people leave me alone!!" That girl is a mess!

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