Thursday, January 13, 2011

Home Again, Home Again

I'm sooooo sorry that I haven't been very good at keeping things up to date here. I could have never anticipated how "busy" this whole recovery process was going to be and obviously little Charley is our number one priority. None the have been such a huge support system for us, I feel somewhat guilty keeping you all in the dark!

I'm planning on posting a sort of "week in review" sometime in the next few days, but for now I just wanted to let everyone know that after 10 days in the hospital, we got to come home last night. I wish that I could say that being home was the cure-all, but its been a rough 12 hours! Charley isn't big on the whole bottle right now. She is so hungry but I think that she's a little skittish with anything in her mouth (which I can't say I blame her after having a breathing tube inserted TWICE). Our new concern is dehydration. I went to pick up a medication to help coat her throat in case its still irritated from the tube, but if that doesn't help, we are heading to the hospital this afternoon to have an NG tube placed. Hopefully that will give her throat a little time to heal and give her a little time to adjust to life outside of the scary hospital.

Heart wise she is doing great...I will fill you in on details later but right now I need to take advantage of a sleeping baby and take a nap myself!