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. 


4 comments:

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))

Janette

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!
-Traci