Wednesday, May 16, 2012

19 Months - At Home!

We have been home since Monday afternoon.  It has been challenging, as Scarlett is not feeling her best.  She is irritable, clingy and nauseated - a nasty combination for anyone.  It was clear that she no longer needed the PICU-level observation, but there were no beds available on the recovery floor, so, since we have dealt with a lot of similar things at home already, we all agreed we would be better off at home.  One of the neurosurgeons explained that it is going to take a while (no one knows how long) for Scarlett to be back to normal; her brain is doing a lot of shifting and adjusting, so we just have to wait it out.  This morning, she woke up perkier after a full night's sleep, and has given us a few smiles and giggles, so maybe we are on the upswing.  She goes in for a follow up tomorrow, and will hopefully get the all-clear for therapy, play dates and school!

In other news, today Scarlett is 19 months old!  There's not much new to share - her weight, height, teeth and skills are all about the same (or a little less than before surgery).  This month has been very focused on this surgery, so not much else has happened.  However, now that it is over, we can look forward. 


Thandi said...

Hoping she feels better soon.

JenM said...

I'm glad Scarlett is able to recover at home instead of some cramped up hospital room! Happy 19 months little miss :)

Janette105 said...

Everyone knows there's nothing like HOME! So happy that Scarlett gets to sleep in her own bed and that she slept a full night! Praying for her continued good health and that she's feeling better and better every day! ((HUGS))


Mommy2CJ said...

Praying things are still improving for brave little scarlett. I am so glad that her surgery went as well as possible. Thinking and praying for all of you daily!