Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving in the hospital

Happy Black Friday! Did you brave the crowds and find any great bargains?? If so, I'd love to hear about them!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Our pediatrician admitted Blake into the hospital Wednesday night, and we spent two nights there. The virus that they've been battling left him really dehydrated, and he wouldn't eat or drink anything--he just wanted to sleep. They pumped him full of fluids and he finally perked up a little, but it took a lot longer than I expected it to. Now the challenge is to keep him hydrated, but he doesn't have much interest in drinking now that we're home. Brent stayed home with Sophie and Graham while I stayed with Blake. Dad and Louise came last night to help out, and brought leftover Thanksgiving dinner for us to heat up today. My friend Barbara Jean sent some of their leftovers, too, so we had dinner today after Blake and I got home. We'll try to have a "traditional" Thanksgiving celebration another time!

Here are some pics of our hospital stay:

These are some from today--he finally got his color back and was feeling a little more like himself!

The green frog is from a staff member who works at the hospital. She came around to visit all of the patients on the pediatric floor, and he got to pick out a brand new toy from her basket. Isn't that a great gesture by the hospital?! I hadn't brought any toys with us, and Blake was instantly attached to his new toy. Doesn't the first picture look like it's watching over him as he slept? The woman who gave it to him said she was particularly fond of frogs because they stand for "Fully Rely On God." Amen!


Christy said...

Poor baby! I hope he is all better soon!

Jennifer Gragg said...

That's just awful! I'd have stopped by with some goodies too if I'd known. I hope he's doing much better now!!!

Jen said...

:-( No fun to have a hospital stay...I hope we never have to do that again...Hope you had some Thanksgiving food that was awesome even if it was re-heated!!