Wow, after 7 weeks of being away, we are finally home and it feels wonderful!!!! We thought we would never get out of Toronto on time yesterday, because there were alot of lose ends to tidy up as Jason checked out of the Ronald MacDonald house and I tried to leave the hospital. And even though Ava didn’t love the trip home – her first trip in a car seat – we still managed OK. And I think Ava likes home. I sure do… I can finally relax! Well kinda, in between giving Ava meds 8 times a day and pumping and trying to nurse her and then tube feeding her 8 times a day, we are a little bit busy over here.
But we were happy to see our wonderful neighbours actually missed us and we were welcomed home by this…
And there were balloons and streamers all over our fence outside and a gift inside and another poster…
I will say it again, we have great neighbours.
And we also had to put up a sign on our doors asking for healthy visitors only please… which feels a bit snooty, but the fact is that Ava just can’t get sick – because if she does she will end up in the hospital. Even tonight she was breathing a little bit too fast so I had to call the Dr on call at Sick Kids and thankfully she started breathing slower, but I have to keep an eye on her and he was talking about adjusting her medication, but even something as simple as that could land her back in the hospital which is something we wish to avoid for obvious reasons.
So we thank God for bringing us home and together again, and pray extra hard that God will keep Ava healthy until her next surgery.
I get to sleep in my own bed again tonight with my baby right there with me… hurrah!