Tuesday, November 24, 2009

long story, short: ER version

8:15 am saturday
paisley wakes up in pain.
she is grunting and her belly is hard as a rock.
so much pain.
9:15 am- good neighbor nurse convinces me to take her to ER.
little do i know that sheryl calls the ER while i'm on my way to give me some VIP 
treatment since she is a balla nurse there.
9:30 am- admitted to ER
with xray, urine, & blood work to follow.

waiting for results:

results: pneumonia
i freak out a little bit, but regain my composure

1:00 pm- admitted to pediatric unit for an overnight stay.

after  pokes, prods, needles, popsicles, antibiotics, and lots of sleep, my baby comes back.

8:00 pm- wide awake and singing! it doesn't take her long to react to her antibiotic treatment.
quick recovery for this little miss. thank goodness! coloring and stickers help
distract her from the IV in her arm.

11:00 am sunday
after 24 hours in the hospital we are ready to go home!

i'm so grateful to have my baby home with me. experiences like these remind us how fragile life is and what a miracle modern medicine can be in our lives. the prayers and thoughts from family and friends were much appreciated as well! i am so humbled and renewed as paisley's momma. she is my baby girl and watching her in that much pain was hard, but getting to snuggle her in the hospital bed
made things a little better:)

shout out to sheryl: not only did she walk and talk me through this whole experience via texting, she watching kavi for me for 2 days, cooked me dinner, and even secretly cleaned my house. i'm so blessed to have a neighbor and best friend like her. i know it wasn't coincidence that i moved in right next to her. even though she DID throw me in the pool the other day, i really do love her.


Annette said...

Shameful, I forgot to ask about PaisleyBear yesterday while I had you on the phone...we shared the picture texts with the boys - they miss her soooo much, especially Cole! Thankful that all is well and thankful that you have new blessings in your life that live right next door!

Noel said...

Sounds like you have a great neighbor. Looking forward to meeting her. Also, am so glad that my paiseybear is okay. Lots of kisses and hugs..I'll see you all soon!

The Kodak Moments of our Life said...

That is really scary! I'm glad you took her right in!

The Mathews Family said...

Oh my word Shay that sounds so awful. How scary! Poor Paisley and poor mom and dad. It's so unnerving to sit with your child in a hospital and realize how actually incapable we are of making it all better. Thank Heaven for modern day medicine! I'm glad she's on the mend now.

deeder6 said...

So sorry you had to go through this! I'm glad she's ok!

Gena Susan said...

Thinking of you....hope she is feeling well now., She is such a beautiful little girl...looks so much like her mama.

Christina said...

SO glad she is okay!! HUGS!

Tara said...

I am so glad that Paisley is doing better. So scary, I hate when the kids are sick.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!