Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just Waiting

Everything has gone swimmingly this time.  No vomiting, no rashes...not much sleeping, but that will be better when we get home.  We are just waiting for the medicine to completely clear her system.  It could be as early as this evening, or in the next two days.  It took 5 days last time, but we are hoping the shunt helps; because it helps drain the excess fluid from her brain, the medicine that is trapped in that fluid can move into the blood stream faster, and therefore clear her system faster.

Yesterday I had a fantastic outing.  Chris had the day off from work, so he stayed with Scarlett while I went to the SF Zoo with my first grade class.  It was a gorgeous day, and I got a little sunburned, but it was worth it.  The kids were so excited to see me; they argued over who got to sit next to me on the bus, and whose group I would eat lunch with.  I miss them, and their energy (though it was exhausting!)  I am looking forward to taking Scarlett to that zoo soon, too!

Today, no big events, just waiting.  She is sleeping, I am cleaning up the room and updating my kid movie repetoire on the hospital movie channels (they finally got some new ones!)


bobwendi said...

So glad Scarlett is doing so well! :)

It's wonderful that you were able to go spend some time doing something fun with your class. It really makes a HUGE difference in your over all well-being when you are able to get some fun time outside of the hospital environment. Just an hour or two is not enough to recharge your batteries.

My son is 8 months old today, and we are anxious to take him to the zoo! He loves our doggies, and I'm pretty sure he'll love the zoo too!

I pray that you will be able to take Scarlett to the zoo in the VERY near future.

Stay strong.

Sending hugs and love from So Cal. :)

Unknown said...

I am happy to hear that there is no vomiting and so far it is going smoothly. I pray its closer to tomorrow rather than 5 days. But whatever God has in store for her I know it will be best. His little perfect angel!
She will love the zoo too!
As always from one mother to another sending love, prayer, faith, hope, and only good things to come.

Christa said...

So glad things are going well and you got a little "vacation!" I'm sure an uneventful day for Scarlett is welcomed! You are in my prayers.
--christa, october 2010 mom

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that Scarlett is doing well! I'm sure she'll love going to the zoo. You and Chris and Scarlett are in my thoughts.

Jenn said...

How awesome you got out with your first graders! Isn't being a teacher amazing? Almost as great as being a mother. :)

Nicole said...

I will be waiting for the post that is titled: Scarlett's trip to the Zoo! :)
I've been reading your blog for months now, and this is the first time I am leaving a comment. I just wanted to say that I think your daughter is beautiful, and strong and a miracle. My family and I pray for her always. Bless you for being such great parents!


Pippa's Auntie said...

I'm from BBC, and I have been following along. I am so glad that Scarlett is doing so well, and that you had time to do something for yourself! Your family is never far from my thoughts.

Marsha said...

I'm so glad to hear it's going better this time! It's great that you were able to get out and do something fun! I'll be thinking of you and hoping you get out of there very soon!

jellybean78 said...

I am so glad you were able to get out and spend time with your class. It sounds like a fun day! So happy Scarlett is is doing well! Thanks for all the updates. :)