We have made it through 5 days now, yeah, small milestones. McCall is doing very well and is a pretty good sleeper, she wakes up about every three hours so we won't complain about that at all! She dropped 8 oz and is on her way back up now. She is doing very well, probably the best in the family. The day we brought her home was great, then things went downhill fast. Our boys got sick with the flu and Ryan has been dishing out Motrin and Tylenol like candy. Not to mention cleaning up nasty flu bi-products from the kids. Poor guy, I think he got more than he bargained for.
Then I ended up with a spinal headache, no doubt from the 6 tries it took to get the epidural in my back. I have to wonder at this point, was it worth it for only an hour and a half? Oh, well, not much I can do about it now. So I ended back up at the hospital for a blood patch to fix the hole in my back that was leaking spinal fluid and giving me great headaches. That got fixed with another epidural puncture and depositing my own blood around my spine, that fixed the head aches immediately. But I had to lay down for two days and not lift anything so I was another patient for Ryan. He has been a trooper through everything, took care of all the kids, meals, laundry, cleaning, etc. I think I will keep him around!
Today things are looking up though, I was able to do a load of laundry all by myself and feed the kids breakfast! It's great to be back to some kind of routine and it has made me very grateful for health!
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