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Not going home...


Doctor was in, Belle's labs look better, her temps are normal...but because of the under-dosing of her antibiotics, he wants her to stay for 24 more hours of appropriately dosed antibiotics.

She's having a little more pain as we try to navigate how to decrease her use of narcotics, but still keep her comfy. It's so hard seeing my girl in pain, and I just wish I could take this away for her. It is unfair to see your baby suffering.

We're going to try giving her an alternating schedule of ibuprofen/ that she'll get one or the other every three hours. Hopefully, this will be the ticket!

I'm trying to talk her into a far, it's a no go.

Yesterday AND today, the therapy dog came and visited with her...which SHE loved, and I cringed, when I saw all the dog hair left on her bed. Grody.

Belle's spirit's seem to be good...between you and me, I kinda think she's enjoying all the attention!

Me, however? I'm ready to get out of here. I have not left this hospital since I brought her in last Wednesday. I'm missing my kids like crazy (they're coming for a visit later...but it's just not the same as being at home with them...), missing my husband like crazy, missing my bed like crazy.

I was really hoping that when we got discharged, that it would miraculously be spring-time outside...but judging by the scene out our window, it doesn't look like that's the case.

Okay...gotta go. Need to work on my sweet little patient's breathing exercises...maybe coax her to take another walk...perhaps win her over with my charm and get her to agree to a a little Animal Planet...or Food Network...or Cake Boss.

Just want you all to know how much I appreciate your comments...your encouraging words...and, mostly, your prayers.

Thank you...


  1. Bummer that you dont get to go home today BUT Belle looks a hundred times better in the pics :) So glad she is on the upswing. I really hate she is having so much pain though, hopefully the new pain med schedule will help with that. Still sending prayers and hugs.

  2. That sucks about her pain, but she really needs to just get out of bed and get going. It gets so much better quickly if she does do this (I am sure I a preaching to the choir here).
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  3. oh my you have so very much on your plate

    I hope she gets better soon!

    Hang in there

    that is all

  4. You are so welcome. I am glad that she is doing so much better. You will be home before you know it.

  5. I hate to think of her in pain. i am hoping you get out tomorow. Just in time for the weekend.

  6. She's definitely looking happier. Glad to hear she is making progress and I hope she continues doing so well.
    My prayers are still with you and your family.

  7. she is the most beautiful little sick girl I've ever seen. bless her sweet heart. I'll say a prayer for all of you tonight!

  8. Wow...she is looking so much better. Keeping you all in my prayers!

  9. She is looking much better....

  10. Aww darn that you girls didn't get to go home today. I agree with the other commenters, she does look very beautiful despite being in pain. She looks a whole lot better. Hopefully the doctor can get her pain under control and she succumbs to your requests for a bath. Considering she had that dog on her twice. :P

    Sending prayers she feels less pain tomorrow. Hang in there girl.

  11. She is looking so much better! Hope you guys get to go home soon.

  12. I thought the same thing about spring! I thought, "when I wake up and am out of surgery, the snow will be gone!" Yeah, it's still here. Glad you are going home and life is on the mend!


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