Life around here was CRAZY for the first four or five weeks after Sophia came home! The hospital was suppose to send us home with all of her meds but everything wasn't there. I spent the rest of the day and night trying to get those prescriptions filled at Walgreens and CVS. Then, my front door turned into a revolving door. There were so many people dropping by. Nurses, health care company, therapists, DME company delivering supplies that was missing from our order, etc. Then, the phone would not stop ringing because insurance or a doctors office was calling. Next, I had to schedule ALL except one of her follow-up appointments. The really exhausting part was/is scheduling her appts. around her therapy sessions, Scarlett pre-school hours, and me going to the gym. Don't judge. I have a lot to do and this my way of having "me" time...doctors orders, too...just off the record. Obviously, we are more than ecstatic to have Sophia home. It's been nice not having to drive to the hospital everyday. However, when she was in the hospital, there were several people that did all of the handling and scheduling. Now, I have to do it ALL. Anyway, miraculously, everything is working out!
My body was so sore for the first two days because of the stress I was under after she came home. To help me out, Jeremiah offered to cook dinner. Somewhere along the way, Liz wanted to help. Having them cook lasted about two weeks. I was done after they started fighting over who would do the dishes and who would cook what on which night. Sigh. I'm back to cooking and peace has been restored.
My family kept Scarlett and Savannah for the first two days after Sophia came home. That was a huge help! The pictures below are from the first week of Sophia being home. The girls LOVE their sister! They play with her, sing to her, hold her, and read to her. It is the sweetest thing to watch. Liz was still in Kansas and didn't come home until a week later. They are some serious big girl helpers. They turn equipment on and off. They go and get something when I ask them to. They have been so patient and have adjusted well since Sophia came home. Amen for that!
After a week of being home, we felt risky and brought her downstairs to join us for dinner. It was fun watching her adjust to a new environment.
Another day we were off to the park...doctors orders! It felt good to have the girls together in one place that wasn't in the hospital.
We have to stay away from mass crowds...doctors orders. I am more than willing to comply if that means keeping her lungs healthy and minimizing her exposure to people, germs, bacteria, etc. However, fresh air is always welcomed. She loved the park and I think she had a great time.
Then she got tired and we packed up and left. We stayed for almost an hour and she did great.
Later that evening she started crying for a reason that I can't remember now. This was our second time seeing her cry real tears and I wanted to capture the moment. The first time was after heart surgery when she cried silently. Remember that one?
Scarlett was getting sad because her baby was sad. Scarlett is sooo good with Sophia.
More tears...in the other eye. I finally stopped taking pictures and comforted her.
Doing baby stuff with daddy. Daddy makes everyone feel better.
Happy to be home with her family!