Emma is doing great. Her swelling has gone down so much that we are starting to see all the brusing that was left behind. She doesn't fuss much unless the boys get rough with her. Her hair covers a majority of the incision so unless you look really close you can't really tell.
Another set of boo boos came this evening. Drew was running outside when I heard a loud thump. I knew exactly what happened. He hit his head on Brian's truck and then went face first into the driveway. He has scrapes on his forehead, elbow and both knees. Thank goodness for Sponge Bob bandaids.
Everyone else is doing good. Emma has her first tooth. Brian and I have survived the first 8 months of the babies lives. It's looking like we're gonna make it. For a while there it was touch and go....lots of illness, crying, and parental exhaustion had me worried. Some days I visit the nut house, but always find myself coming back to my sweet smiling babies.
We think we might be close to finding our new house. We'll keep you posted on that...it's stressful!!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Wow, is all I can say. Emma has been a trooper. She came out of surgery, blew up like a ballon, and is home playing like nothing ever happened. Her right eye is open about 90%, and her left eye is about 50% open. She let me wash her hair last night and didn't even flinch. She doesnt quite look herself yet, but shes happy, home and doing well.
Drew and the boys are happy Emma is home. They did come to the hospital to visit. Drew told me this morning; as we were leaving Target he wanted to go home to get Emma. He's so sweet and quite protective of her. Makes me giggle.
Brian and I are doing good. Still trying to finish painting so our realtor can get pictures up to sell our shoe box. We are getting close,it just seems to take forever. I guess I should expect that with five kiddos!! If anyone wants to paint or come play I'm available.
Monday, July 12, 2010
We woke up around 4am to have Emma at the hospital before 6am. We arrived and got Emma settled in. Once she was taken to the OR Brian, Stacy, Susan and I headed to breakfast. It was delish! We came back watched Ellen, went to the gift shop, and then it was all over. We were called back to be told Emma was out of surgery and she did great. We got to see her about twenty minutes later. She looked peaceful and bruised. She is now in PICU resting somewhat comfortably. Her head is swelling very quickly. She is currently unable to open her eyes. They should be open by Thursday. They are going to move her to Peds tomorrow. Brian and I are doing good. We. Are very tired and going to squeeze in a short nap. Keep us all in your prayers.
Love and hugs!
Love and hugs!
Monday, July 5, 2010
What a fun 4th of July!! We went to Illinois for the day. Drew was very excited to swim...and did he ever!! I think he is part fish. He swam nearly 5 hours. Brian swam with him while holding hands for about the first five minutes and after that he swam all by himself. I am one proud mama!
The quads took their first swimming lesson too. They all liked it. They swam in floaties the first time in the water for about 20-30 minutes. Then got out to nap and jumped back in a bit later. Man are they cuties in their swim gear. I am lucky to have such well behaved and brave kiddos. :)
Brian and I enjoyed the day swimming with the kiddos and chatting it up with friends and family in the sun. Brian got a nice sunburn and I got the pleasure of slapping on some alone....he's lucky I was nice! This week is a busy one too. The quads are being baptized on Saturday and then on Monday (12th) Emma goes in for her cranial surgery. I am one nervous mommy. She will be there through Friday (16th). Her anterior suture on her skull closed at 10 weeks old and will now have it opened to allow room for brain development and for her forehead to expand. You would think after all we experienced in NICU, and having three boys in PICU I would be a little prepared for this. Especially with Maddox having been on the vent for almost a month. I just can't seem to get a grip. I'm about ready to cry just thinking about it. UGH! Well, I actually got to bed early tonight but I will keep posting as much as I can about our trip through Emma's surgery and our stay in PICU.
Please keep Emma and our family in your prayers for the next two weeks.
Love and Hugs!