Tagged: hospital

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Day Three

I walked to the hospital in the snow this morning feeling very much like I was on my way to work with the rest of the crowd. I’m on pain control today, which will probably involve charting new or diminished medication and singing songs and getting all protective when people want to move my boy around. I considered the times I walked from the Hospital House to the Hospital that March twelve years ago. It...

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Day One

Aidan was in and out of sleep today. As much as the nurses were sweet to him and spoke to him, Aidan was never what you’d call “with us.” His pain meds are doing their thing and Aidan wasn’t engaging at all with me. He’s a tummy sleeper and the hospital is busy and noisy so he really couldn’t settle in to a comfy sleep. He ran a little temp all day which was to...

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Still Waiting

So there really is no rule that says waiting while your child in surgery has to be painful, I mean, generally speaking…it is. We were HOPPED!!! How fun is that? These are HOP specialists from Hole in the Wall Gang Camp who partner with the Child Life Dept to spread love and sunshine to kids who need it, or in this case, to grown ups. ¬†We made a duct tape bow tie for Dr. Hip...

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Photos

Aidan was visited by a lots and lots of medical people. Every last one of them was clear and helpful. We reviewed each medical decision and felt very on board. During pre-op last month there was A LOT of discussion about his seizure med. It can only be given orally and it’s apparently new in the US. Each doctor talked about it and how they’ve consulted with neurology to keep him safe. They were prepared....

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On Preparing

We leave for the hospital tonight. Aidan’s hip surgery is scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning. After months of fretting the unknown, and then gaining a better understanding of the procedure and recovery, we are ready. We have confidence that we’re in very good medical hands and have been surrounded by tons of support. We know what we fear. It’s not the actual medical procedure, though I don’t love the idea of cutting into bone...