Sunday, March 1, 2015

32 months old & finally home!


Phew! We are all together under one roof. Maisie was discharged today with amoxicillin, albuterol nebulizers and oxygen. She was doing pretty well on room air but at home Maisie needs between 3/4 to 1 liter of oxygen due to our altitude of 9,000 feet. 

Maisie is nearly back to her usually feisty self. She is a little short on energy and and only wants to eat junk food- but we will take it. James is doing great and had an awesome time with Jimmy's parents. They were so helpful with James, allowing us time to be with Maisie while attending to work and home obligations; during lots of crazy weather and many unknowns day to day at the hospital. The little dragons are both very happy to be home. James is enjoying playing with Maisie's Elmo balloons and Maisie is trying to not get caught up in the oxygen tubing. 

This was such a long week; actually, nearly two weeks now if we count when James came down with what we now know was RSV. We are thankful for flexible work schedules and family who was able to pitch in at a moment's notice. We are tired and fighting off the same infection that made both of the kids so ill. We are thankful for the many thoughts and prayers and well wishes for our family during this time. We feel loved and cared for, and we are very glad that Maisie has recovered enough to be treated at home. We are ready to sleep in our own beds, clean our house, and find normal again. 

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Maisie:
Book: Berenstein Bears go to School
Song: She loves the songs from Frozen
Words: No, mine. She also has started to say some interesting words/phrases like "it's complicated" and "it's dangerous". Sometimes we have no idea where she comes up with things. 
Toy: Little people, dinosaurs, baby doll. 
Food: cheese, cookies, pancakes, waffles, eggs, avocado, fruit snacks, blueberries, beans, rice, tortillas, quesadillas, Indian food, chips
Animal: dog, kitty, monkey
Time of the Day: taking a "blath"
Activity: climbing and running
Color: blue
Clothing Size: 12-18 months, 18 month PJ's. 
Shoe Size: 5.5-6
Weight: 21lbs at last checkup on 12/11/12, but she probably lost some during this last hospitalization. We will see during the checkup. 
Height: 32 inches
Number of Teeth: 19+



James:
Book: ABC by Dr Suess
Song: "Stompy the Bear" by Caspar Babypants, Anna's songs in Frozen
Words: James is pretty talented with learning other languages. He can say "please", "thank you", and "yes" in French. He can say "hurry up, sister" in Italian. 
Toy: Currently James likes the click-clack ponies, his num-num balls, and any football. 
Food: pancakes, waffles, snickerdoodles, chips, fruit snacks, peaches, applesauce, pasta, rice, pizza, chili, tortillas, cheese, Indian food. 
Animal: dragon or bear
Time of the Day: bathtub time.
Activity: putting away toys
Color: green
Clothing Size: 12-18 months. James is wearing 18 month PJ's now, and we are getting to 12-18 month pants due to length. 
Shoe Size: 5.5, but with his fancy AFO's aka his "Green Ball Shoes" James wears a size 6.5 extra wide. 
Weight: 20lbs at last checkup on 1/22/2014
Height: 31.5 inches
Number of Teeth: 19+




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