I really thought I posted something two days ago, but it turns out that perhaps I'm not the best phone blogger while on mag and I didn't put anything. So, the short version of it is that we are all doing well. Chiron has less fluid draining from his ears, Trajan apparently is the toughest, most resilient fella on the planet and was completely unfazed by the anaesthesia, the surgery, the pain, the hospital or anything. And the girls are both kicking butt and I'm getting the word "stable" applied to me.
Bless the commenter who pointed out that I should get a book about getting the tonsils/adenoids out and talk about it with Trajan. I did and the book said to think about your kid and the degree to tell him or her and I made the decision that he was the type who wanted to know everything that we knew included how he was be gassed, the kinds of tools that they would use to cut, that it would hurt, etc. He took one of his stuffed animals with him to the surgery, baby jaguar, and this friend also got to go back with him to surgery (since he needed his tonsils/adenoids out) and I'm told that Trajan did a fantastic job talking baby jaguar through what was going to happen.
Little brother has so far been to see me both days and I dub him my cutest visitor to date:
They both came yesterday and I'm going to need to get things set up with books and toys and all again to make this place a fun visiting spot. I'm highly confident I know what to do to make Trajan have a positive experience with my being here, but I'm much less confident with Chiron. Any tips to make a very attachd toddler understand visiting his mom in bed would be appreciated. So far, he's been very happy to just lay in bed with me, snuggle, read, talk and be. But I also think that he has a little stomach bug that may be slowing him down.
Trajan is still wearing his surgery socks and his arm band and really enjoyed realizing that I had a hospital band too!
I'll have an update on me and the girls sometime in the next few days, but I think I may wait until Tuesday when it sounds like we are going to have more of a conversation about "the plan". I was just moved from L&D to stable antepartum and am set up there. This gets me a real bed instead of a delivery bed, the right to short showers and the ability to wear clothes instead of a gown. It also shifts the girls to getting monitored once a day with an NST rather than the continuous or hourly monitoring that we've been doing.
I did have a conversation with a neonatologist the other day and it went pretty well. There actually have been some substantial improvements in just the 16 months since Chiron was born. Still hoping to go much longer, but it's a much rosier picture than the conversation I had at 24 weeks with a neonatologist last time.
That's my ramble, what should I update?