Monday, May 18, 2009
Camping and stuff
It's long overdue for a post and if you follow our blog you know that once we get home from a hospital stay it takes us a few days to settle and establish a routine (and update our blog). We got home Tuesday evening and the first thing Jimmy did was mow the lawn. Why am I sharing this? Well, just smelling the fresh cut grass made being home a sweet reality. We were no longer confined to a small room with a window we could only look out of. Being home was a blessing and we were once again reminded to never take anything for granted.
We were home for two nights before we took off to the mountains for our first camping trip of the year. We had a good time, although it was not entirely the relaxing getaway we had hoped for. Alex was teething and very cranky which made us paranoid that it might be something more. Her fussing was worse at night so we really didn't get much sleep. Just to be on the safe side, we packed up and headed home on Saturday afternoon.
It turned out to be a good thing we did, because Saturday night she came down with a high grade fever, so we took her in to the ER. We had a pretty good feeling it was another UTI, and were proven right - even though it meant being at the hospital until 4:30 am. We were sent home early Sunday morning with some antibiotics to treat the UTI. Jimmy and I have been taking turns sleeping and Alex is working on catching up on her sleep too. She's feeling a little bit better today, although she did have another cranky spell for an hour or so today.
So all in all, we're taking steps forward, just not without taking a few steps back. But at least we're not in the hospital :)