Thursday, April 2, 2009

Uh Oh

So.....I am home. That's right. I picked up Asher from his little school across the street from the hospital at 3pm and we came home. It's a momma/asher night. Shawn has done so well all day. Daddy is with him. The idea of leaving Shawn was not a comfortable one, but more a plan out of necessity. Our house is for sale and a showing has been scheduled for Friday. Quite honestly.....I need to turn our house into the showplace that it can be. I'm the only one who can really pull that off. I have to hide the trains, planes and automobiles, sweep up the animal cracker crumbs, polish the puppy kennel, and I'm pretty sure there are a few things that may need burned.

We are eating corn dogs for dinner. YUM!

But we might have a problem. I am supposed to be able to get a decent nights sleep. I just called Joe to check on Shawn. Joe described a pandemonium that I'm pretty sure only a Daddy can create. Shawn got tangled in his wires and tubes, unplugged something, and a couple of nurses had to get involved to work it out. WHAT HAVE I DONE? I asked Joe if Shawn has had his pain meds yet and he said he didn't know but that he got something with a syringe by mouth and something in his I.V. GREAT........HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE NURSES ARE GIVING OUR PRECIOUS CHILD. I rattled off some names of meds and he said, "yeah, that's what he got".

I'm laughing on the inside. Kinda.

If I get another report like that, Joe and I will be having some extremely intense fellowship over the matter.

Luckily, everything is calm and Shawn is not fidgeting anymore. I'll be back early in the morning, in full swing mommy mode.

Joe is a SUPER FANTANTASIC LOVING, GIVING, PLAYFUL, ACTIVE, FULLY HANDS-ON DAD. But I'm still the best nurse in our family!

Missing that sweet little Shawn tonight, but looking forward to more quality time with our funny Asher Tater Tot.


DEb said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH.... I was NERVOUS there for a minute as I was reading this.... but you calmed me down!!! Nothing like a MAMA to do the work...even though daddies are good too....but the mama just KNOWS!

Sarah said...

I'm so glad Shawn sounds like he's doing better, and that you get some quality time with Asher tonight. You're an awesome mom!

Calfzilla said...

Oh my goodness! That's scary - Joe sounds too much like Tom! :o) You are a brave woman to have left Shawn! I sure hope for your sake that this open house results in a sale for your home! I'm so glad to hear that Shawn is continuing to improve. We are praying for his heart to beat properly. Tom asked about Shawn every time I talk to him from Sudan.I can't wait to meet Shawn sometime soon. He sounds like such a blessing! :o)

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

This cracked me up! "Some intense fellowship" Haha! I just browsed through your blog and am really enjoying you :) I have a couple of kids with ds myself.