Monday, April 6, 2009

Home and loving it

When the day finally came that we got to bring Gracie home, I wanted it to be a surprise for Morgan, so we didn't tell her and got Gracie all settled and then brought Morgan home from Grandma's. This video is Morgan's reaction, its almost two minutes long, but I don't have the time or the energy to edit right now...sorry.

Being home is wonderful, but oh so difficult. Gracie loves being home but she is still having a hard time, she sleeps a lot but is awoken easily due to all the secreations in her throat and nose--all I have to do is turn the suction on and she freaks out. We were sent home on an ativan and methadone wean and well Gracie is despising every minute of it, why do the doctors at Primary's always want to rush the weaning process? Luckily our doctor is willing to extend the wean to help Gracie so we don't stress her out too much because we all know how much she loves her 'drugs.'

The hardest part about having Grace home has been the nights, she wakes up easily and when she isn't waking up she has meds due, I'm hoping now that we have finished her IV antibiotics things will get easier and the nights will be better--at least I won't be up for an hour at 4am giving her the IV.
But as much as I can complain, we are so happy to have Gracie home and be able to do normal things. Today, Morgan, Gracie and I all played tea party, we went for a walk and read books and just enjoy being together. Morgan and I almost had Gracie giggling today---our homework for this week is to get it to slip out.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past few days.


Ryan and Hilary said...

I have waiting for this post. I am so glad that she is home and I am loving that!!! We will pray for her weaning process. Ya for home!!!

Megan said...

Yay! I love the part about how you can do normal things! I understand hard nights(although not as hard as yours), but am so glad you get to counteract that with tea parties with your two daughters. And as a side note, your new house looks like its awesome!

summer said...

Ya! So glad you are home!!!! She looks so good!

Kimberly said...

Oh Deanna,
Grace and Morgan look so happy to be home! I am sure it is very difficult being home. You are all still in my prayers! I love you and am grateful for the progress Gracie is making!

Brian and Teresa said...

Hello, this is Teresa Bell I am in your new ward. I do the play groups for our ward as well as a few other groups that you may or may not be interested in. I was wondering if you could send me your email address so I can add you to the reminder list. my email Welcome :)

Cammie said...

I love the pictures and the video. Gracie is beautiful and she looks so happy to be home!!
Morgan is too funny. I'll mail her some ladybugs for a surprise :)

Love you!!

Erica said...

Sooo glad to hear you're home. Gracie looks so cute in those pics. I hope that as time goes on things get easier for you and you get some rest. When things settle down and the weather gets warmer. We need to get together somewhere other than the hospital. Who knew it would bring us back together, though?

emily and kevin griffin said...

yay! we are so happy for you! hopefully we get to take Channing home soon too, but are so excited for Grace to be doing so well and at home!

The Shelley Family said...

I have followed your blog through baby Gracie Gledhills Blog...and just thought I would let u know that I agree with you that they should wean the babies VERY VERY VERY slowly! I dont see the sense in stressing out these sweet babies who have had to endure so much already! I am glad u stick up for your child...and yes u ARE superwoman! Hurray for you :) U know what is best..and I hope your dr keeps your baby comfy and happy!
Good Luck to you!