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Monday, July 30, 2012

Week 30 in Pictures

We're home!!!!  Alex (and I) got released from the hospital on Wednesday.  We had to wait until Doug got off work to come get us, so we still spent the better part of the day at the hospital, but most of it, Alex wasn't hooked up to anything.  So we had lots of fun playing.  He was actually a little disappointed when Doug showed up because the hospital was hosting a fun Luau starting at 6:00 and Doug got there at 5:40.  Alex wanted to stay for the party, but we were anxious to get home.

He got his PICC line out in the morning, which was traumatic, as expected.  Although the IV nurse was really great.  She let Alex do most of the work which made it easier on him.  He felt more in control.  Removing all the adhesive is what freaks him out the most.  But she let him do almost all of it.  And then he didn't even feel the line being taken out.

We are so glad to be home.  Alex is doing great.  Eating and playing and fighting with his brother and sister.  Just like we never left.  :)   We're trying to get back to normal now.  I'm still trying to get caught up on sleep.  I told the kids to give me a week to sleep in in the mornings and then I should be okay.  We'll see.  :)  I managed to sneak in a chiropractic adjustment on Friday.  Man, did I need that after sleeping on a couch all that time.

Anyway, I am excited to be home and have the opportunity to photograph non-hospital stuff.  Here's what last week looked like ...

Alex and I really enjoyed spending time in the hospital's healing garden.  We went there quite frequently ... when he felt up to it.

Alex was allowed to have clear liquids today!   He was so excited to have apple juice and a popsicle.  I tortured him by making him wait for the popsicle while I photographed it.  :)  Not the greatest photo but I was quite limited in my set up capabilities.

Jello for breakfast (and lunch)!  Must be more fun to eat it with your fingers.  He was watching TV and doing his best to ignore me taking his picture.  :)  Poor guy's cheek is all broken out where the adhesive was holding the NG tube in.  The other side didn't do that the first time we were in the hospital, so I don't know why it happened this time.  It is clearing up now though.

Shiloh, one of the therapy dogs that visits the hospital, stopped to see us before we went home.  He's such a handsome dog!

Lots of flowers blooming at home including these liatris and sunflowers.

After so much hot, dry weather, we have been getting quite a bit of rain lately.  At dinnertime we noticed a rainbow in the sky and decided to try to find the end of it - leaving dinner sitting on the table.  While we didn't find the end, we did find this nice clearing where I could photograph the double rainbow without the usual trees in the way.

I finally got to spend some time enjoying the hummingbirds that visit my feeder.
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My favorite photo from July ...
If you recall, we got to watch the fireworks from our hospital room window ... one of the bright spots from our stay there.


Tammy said...

I am so happy to read that your boys is home!!! What a long haul. Beautiful photos.

Tamar SB said...

So glad he is home! That therapy dog is stunning and that fireworks shot - amazing!!

Silvina Soave said...

Espectaculares imágenes!!!! La del colibrí es mi favorita, es preciosa!!! Saludos.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Praise the LORD!!!!!! So happy you are home! Loving your pic of the Popsicle- the perspective is awesome.

Melissa said...

Bet y'all are so glad to be home!! :) Yay!

Melissa said...

Bet y'all are so glad to be home!! :) Yay!

Sarah Halstead said...

YAY for being home. Love them all. I bet you are so happy! I do love that last one. Gorgeous!

packmom said...

How wonderful to be home! Love that popcile shot--great perspective-- and the fireworks, wow!