Monday, March 11, 2013

First Trip to the ER

After last weeks run to the ER with John (he swallowed a dime), I am desperately trying to catch up on my sleep.  Wednesday night, John and I stayed at the Children's Hospital in St. Paul.  I think I got 2 hours of sleep as I anticipated his upcoming non invasive surgery   With DRD, it is critical that I get a minimum of 8 hours of good sleep at night and then a nap in the afternoons.  With the lack of sleep, I had to take extra medication, so I could stand and walk on my own.  I managed and thanked God for my new medication.  The old me would not have been able to stay at the hospital with John and would have been completely immobile after two hours of sleep. The old me would have had to go home and sleep in my own bed.   I felt so blessed that I could be with my baby the whole time!  So, now I'm just trying to catch up.  My legs have been cramping at night, so I'm back to stretching them.   Plus, I've been going to bed at 9pm and sleeping until 7:30-8am.  I know that with lots of rest, I will be back to the "new" me soon!  The most important thing is that John is okay.

The overnight nurse walked John around in the wagon so I could try to sleep.  

1 comment:

  1. stephanie GandrudMarch 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Oh no, Jean! So sorry you had to go through that . . . it is so scary when something happens to little ones. I hope you are back into the swing of things real soon :)