Healthy amidst an outbreak

1 Apr

From all our hospital stays over the years, it’s hard to believe we would be here while Ladybug is healthy.  

No IV’s beeping at all hours of the night, no surgeries, no pokes, no fevers. It’s a whole new world. 

I thought all of the above would make the stay easier but it really hasn’t. We’re fortunate enough to have a private room so that’s a HUGE bonus. However, shortly after Ladybug was admitted we discovered our ward has a big outbreak of the Norovirus. For those not familiar the norovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps. Babys and children with weakened immune systems are the most susceptible to catching it and getting very sick. It just so happens I have one of each smack dab in the middle of this germ infested place. 

After chatting with the docs we’ve agreed to cut this stay short and go home today or tomorrow. 

Now that I have two munchkins I was a bit worried about how I would handle both, while being cooped up in a little room. I am happy to report that I handled it just fine. Books, toys, and snacks kept my little man occupied (not to mention the constant admiration of the nurses) and Ladybug was for the most part content chilling, watching cartoons, and being doted on. 

   

 

We should get the final results of the EEG in a couple weeks. On the 10th Ladybug will be back in for new ear tubes, and then possibly back in for a stay at the end of the month to start the Ketogenic diet. 

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