We are finally home! Ava was released from the hospital today. The doctor came in on rounds this morning and said she is doing great,
Ava Riding The Rocking Horse
but he wanted physical therapy/wound care to come in one more time and assess her wounds, change the bandages and show us one more time how to clean and take care of her wounds.
The Twins Watching TV With Daddy
While we were waiting on physical therapy to come and check her out, we took the girls down to the sixth floor to Child Life and the play room. It was good to get out of the hospital room for a little bit, even though we couldn’t leave the hospital yet. While we were down there the girls had a fun time playing. Ava did get frustrated a couple times, because she still had the IV in her foot and couldn’t walk or run while it was still in there. In fact, Ty got Ava out of the wagon and sat her on the floor, she saw some toys and started to take off running toward them. Ty had to grab her up quickly before she yanked out her IV. He did it quickly and instinctively and forgot about her wounds and grabbed her under her armpits. Under her left armpit is where the worst of the damage is too. It caused her a brief bit of pain, and we comforted her and carried her to the toys that she wanted to play with. She had a very good time getting to play with her sister. She actually got to spend most of her day out of the hospital bed playing with Layla and watching some of their favorite TV shows like Curious George.
The Girls Playing Together at Child Life
We then went back to the room and physical therapy came, she did so much better today. Maybe it was because her nurse medicated her before they came in this time, but she didn’t cry and she remembered to say “Thank You” again. I am so very proud of my little lady. Later this afternoon the nurse came in and we did the discharge papers.
Ty’s sister Rocq’uel came and we went to Walmart so I could pick up new car seats for the girls. If you have ever been in an accident and your children are in car seats, you MUST buy new ones. In fact, the fire department/EMS are supposed to cut the straps on the car seats so that the are no longer able to be used. Once a car seat has been through an accident, it is no longer safe for use. Ty’s sister and her husband are expecting a baby soon, so while I was in the store I went ahead and made them a gift of a case of diapers and a big package of wipes, since they haven’t gotten anything to prepare for the new baby’s arrival.
Our pastor showed up right about the time that we got back from the store. We got everything loaded up and got on the way home after we stopped and picked up Ava’s prescriptions. I am so happy to be home and able to lay in my own bed! David’s dad will be bringing him home on Sunday. I am even happier that all of us are here and safe!