Friday, October 15, 2010

We're Outta There!

Guess I should update and let you know that we're home!


Yesterday morning, the doctors burst into the room (they always burst into a room... that must be one of the classes required for med students) around 7am. Lights were turned on, flashlights poking around Drew's head and neck. We listened as they spoke in quick fragmented sentences to eachother and tried to pick up a word we understood here and there.

A few seconds later, they were done with their analysis and turned to me smiling.

"He looks great. We'll send you home today. He'll recover much more quickly there!"

And just like that, they were gone.

A few minutes later, one of the "team" members who'd just been part of the flurry of excitement, returned to me with a prescription for pain meds.

"So, you think we'll be out of here by dinnertime?" I asked.
"Oh no... your discharge papers are done. You'll be out of here before lunch."

And sure enough, we loaded our boy into the car around 11am and were home by lunchtime.

It's been a whirlwind since then, and a lot more stressful for mama. It's very hard to keep a 5 yr old inactive. The doctor was right... his improvement moved into the fast lane once we got home.

So, we started setting the timer on the microwave and banishing him to the couch or his room for 10 minute increments, trying desperately to get him to slow down!

Which is why I have been so bad about posting an update. This kid is keeping me very busy. And I'm so very grateful!!!

We are home!!!


(Ri)Charmed said...


Anonymous said...

So glad for the update.
Lex and Linda

Astrid said...

Im very happy to hear that, thank you so much for the update. Love Mrs. Lugo "Astrid".

Christy said...

YAY! So glad to hear he's doing so well - been continuing to pray!

Iluvnana said...

Iluvna-na says I am so glad andrew is doing so well. I am praying for him and your dad.My daughter has had over 50 brain surgeries. The nuerosurgeons are very gifted drs. We are blessed to have them.I am a new blogger. Check me out through the secret pepper person.


Kids are so resilient. If that was me I'd be in for another week hooked up to a Morphine pump and watching cable.