Wednesday, October 1, 2008

We're home! (The Glenn Operation: the week in photos):

Well, Luna proved miraculous and was discharged from the hospital Sunday afternoon. Things are back to normal-sort of. Health-wise Lu is better than anyone expected; in fact, healthy despite the fact she had open heart surgery just a week ago. Emotionally, she's a little off. Yesterday, we had our follow-up with her pediatrician who I'll continue to call Mr. Goodnews because indeed he is full of it. He checked Luna's pulses and felt for any swelling of her organs and on both counts she was fine. Her heart sounded good, lungs clear. I told Dr. Goodnews that she seems spooked from the whole ordeal. I explained how she's having trouble sleeping and how the moment I move from her field of vision she lets out a real "don't leave me I'm terrified" kind of cry. It's painful to see. And at night she will only settle down when she is sandwiched between Paul and me in our bed. Dr. Goodnews, who is nearing retirement and rather old-school, simply said to get her on a routine and not to worry about letting her cry when we put her in her crib-Luna can handle it. He said she suffered a simple case of 'hospitallitis'. So, yesterday during her nap I did just that. I let her cry for about 5 minutes and wouldn't you know she finally settled down into a 2-hour, much needed (for both of us) nap. Here it is Wednesday afternoon, a week ago she was in the OR, and the only ailment she suffers is a minor case of hospitallitis.


Mindi said...

Amazing, amazing pics and an amazing, amazing little girl. Gotta love the old school. I am glad things are looking up.

Mindi and McKay

Likes Chocolate said...

Congratulations to a speediest recovery. She is so adorable!

Jen said...

You captured it all with your photos, including her 'hospitallitis'. I love that black and white photo.. stunning. How great that sweet Luna is doing so well. Sienna looked like she had fun right in the middle of it all. Maddy and I can't wait to see you all at the park!

Kathy said...

Your dad continues to keep all of us at the me&thee updated on Luna (and big sister, Sienna). Simply incredible story. We all need some hopeful news these days!

Shawn said...

What a beautiful little miracle Luna is. I click over just occasionally from OBBC. I'm so happy she's doing well. I hope she continues to get that needed sleep and feels even better soon.