"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some More On Today

I met with the lung doctor. Ha, it's the same one that I had in October, which is good news. They have decided to stick a needle in between my ribs and suck out some of the fluid to get it tested. There are, like, four tests that they'll do. Two will give us quick results, within a few hours. The other two will take 2 or 3 days. He said that if the quick ones come back okay then he will have no problem sending me home to wait for the others. I sure hope so. My big hope, now, is to be able to get Alli to school for her first day on Thursday. I wasn't too emotional about it until I thought about taking her picture in her uniform with her backpack.

I finally had the guts to complain about my food. They haven't let me order what I want, which is annoying. But then they will leave something off of my tray (like steamed vegetables) and not replace it with anything else. I know that my dietary needs have changed, but if something is removed for a good reason it should be replaced by SOMETHING! I asked for a big salad with each meal and haven't gotten it yet. Blah. Now that I'm finally hungry I'm not getting enough calories!

Peanut is doing well. My dad held her for the first time. He was scared and looked like he was going to cry. So cute. I "kangaroo-ed" her again today. I think that's going to be her new nick name. I call Alli "Bubba" and now I'll call Anna "Roo."


  1. My son was born at 28 weeks. My best advice is to breathe. I was so stressed out and while I loved skin to skin time the alarms and the inability to just be the boss of my baby was overwhelming.
    I'm glad she's doing so well. I hope the she skips as many rocks in the path as possible.
    I'll direct my friend this way but she's not much of a blog reader. She's been on dialysis since she was 13, she's 42. She might be able to give you some support or provide some "hey this happened to me" insight.
    Best wishes!

  2. Hope the lung results are good and you get to send Alli off to the first day of school!

  3. I like it - your little Roo! It's perfect!