Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 2

I think it's safe to say that today has been a much better day than yesterday. Although Ethan had a rough night last night, he's been able to get TONS of rest today.

We were discharged around 11:00 this morning, which was a nice surprise. Usually, "getting discharged in the morning" means we'll go home sometime around 1:00 or 2:00. We were able to see many of our favorite Duke staff members before leaving, which was also nice considering many of them feel like family to us!

Ethan has taken 2 really good naps since we've been home. The 2nd one lasted a little over 3 hours, and now he's hanging out in the living room with Daddy and Grandma B he's back in the bed, hopefully for the night. He definitely has bouts of extreme fussiness, and we're still working out the most effective pain medication schedule for him. I'm pretty sure it's going to involve getting up at 12:30 and 4:30 tonight/tomorrow morning, though.

I'm going back to work for a full day tomorrow, a 1/2 day on Friday, then full-time next week. I pray Ethan recovers quickly and we can really enjoy these last few days together.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of our journey over the past two days...

In the elevator at Duke EARLY Monday morning

"Here, Daddy, let me fix that for you."

Goofing off in the holding room

"What are you wearing and where are we going?!"

My first time seeing and holding Ethan after surgery.

My sister surprised us with a visit! She brought along this huge balloon that played "Don't Worry, Be Happy" 27 times on the ride home from Duke this morning.

Playing with his balloon, post-op

Our friends, John & Dana...and a very tired little boy

Going home! How in the world did we manage to accumulate so much stuff for a one night stay?!

"Hey girl... you know you like my Duke blue cast and bright green sling."

Thanks, again, for praying us through all that. Y'all are the best!


Becca B. said...

You and your sis look so much alike! Glad Ethan is doing so well.

Stefenie said...

It's great to hear that you are home and that Ethan is doing well!

Saying lots of prayers for a seedy recovery!

His cast is cute by the way!! :)

Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

Kim Smith said...

This just makes me smile. Sweet cast! So glad that he is home and getting some much-needed rest! I've been praying for you guys every day!

Jenn said...

First of all, i am so happy y'all are home and Ethan is doing well. Secondly, someone had one of those balloons in the waiting area while C was having her last surgery, and kid kept walking by and hitting the button. I seriously thought about hurting the kid and destroying the balloon. They are cute, until the 40th time or so...
And lastly, the last picture and caption almost made me pee my pants! So cute and FUNNY!

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