We had a relaxing night at home. We got discharged around 3pm, and when we got home, my mom was cleaning our house. THANK YOU MOM!! Then, Chris' mom brought us groceries. THANK YOU!!
Then the CPS social worker called. He needed to come see our house before he could close his investigation. I just wanted that over with, so we said to come last night. I am still confused as to why he had to see our house, since he has talked to every doctor, nurse and hospital social worker. At least it was clean! He didn't really look around much, but did write down all her medications and ask us if we were okay. It's not his fault that the ER doctors reported us, so we just tried to answer his questions patiently and explain what was happening. He told us that the report will be filed as "unfounded", meaning that a call was made but the investigation was clear. He says it should never come up in the future if I have to apply for new teaching jobs.
After he left, I took a hot bath and drank some tea. She is sleeping normally again, only waking once in the night for milk, medicine and diaper. I was so happy to be in my own bed, with her in her bassinet next to me, with no nurses peeking in and no screaming kids in the next room.
Scarlett is taking her medicines with minimal fussing, but it is very hard for us. We have syringes to measure the liquids, and we keep accidentally squirting it across the room. When her dose is just 1ml (sometimes less), every drop spilled makes a difference. We're trying to relax about this too...none of the medicines are so critical that a smaller dose will hurt her right now. We're also looking for any other way to administer - the medicine pacifier might work, but we'll worry about it after Christmas.
CHRISTMAS!!! I'm so excited! As difficult a time of year it is to have such devastating news, it is also a great distraction. We're having dinner with the family, going to church and opening presents in the morning. I can't wait to dress Scarlett up in her cutesy Christmas outfits! We are working on making her a special appointment with Santa, since she missed that last week. I have a feeling he'll make an exception for her... :-)
Chris just made me a mocha, an omelet and english muffins, which all taste and smell delicious. It pays to have a barista for a husband!