First of all, if you have sent me an email in the last 3 days and have been waiting for a reply, I am SO sorry. My email won't let me reply to anything except by phone which isn't exactly the most convenient way to reply to things! I will get back to you as soon as I can!!
Glad you're out of ICU and Kass doesn't have another broken wrist. Was it the same one she broke before? While it not being broken is a good thing sprains they say take longer to heal. That was definitely my experience so hopefully she's feeling better.
Actually it's her left arm this time which is actually better because it's not her writing arm. She's doing ok with it just wrapped up... it's bothering her some, but not enough to keep her off the soccer field! ;)
Why haven't they given her TPN if they are so worried about gastro feeds? I would think I'd be the first option considering the concerns they are expressing.
They talked about that briefly, but that would require a PICC line which is a whole other ordeal so they wanted to avoid that if at all possible especially since she DOES already have a g-tube in place. They said that many times kids who swallow these batteries end up having to get a g-tube or an NG tube put in at some point, so Kellsey really had an advantage in this case. She would NOT have been happy about an NG tube!
For some reason Keeghan's face in that last picture cracks me up! its Sweet but goofy at the same time!
That pretty much sums up Keeghan - sweet but goofy! ;)
Did they give you a timeline? Like if she does fine to a certain date she'll be okay?
Not REALLY, especially since we don't know exactly when she swallowed the batteries, but they said they'll be watching her at LEAST for another couple weeks before they'll feel confident that she will be ok at home.
Wow.. prayers are with you.. how's Frank taking all this... Keeping you in my thoughts..
He's doing ok... worried about Kellsey, of course, and frustrated that he can't be here, but he's glad my mom is here to help and thankful that she's in good hands in Denver.
We would love to send Kellsey a care package, could we send it to Denver hosp?
Probably. I meant to ask about that when I was up there today and forgot. I will ask when I go back up in the morning and get an address... just please don't send her anything she can put in her mouth!!
How in the world can we help. email me if we can do anything...gas cards, food, etc. anything.
I think we are ok right now... the hospital gave us some gas cards and they gave us some food vouchers for me or my mom for the cafeteria there. They have all been wonderful. As for home, we're just trying to keep the other 4 on track as best as possible with school and sports and dance... now... if anyone knows how to build a volcano for Kassidy's science class, that would be awesome! Just kidding... sort of. ;)
Just curious if Frank is going to be able to come back home on leave? I know if I were in your shoes, I'd hope my husband were granted emergency leave.
Emergency leave is only 10 days, and Frank's unit is aware of the situation and is willing to send him home when I place the Red Cross call, but they will ONLY give him the 10 days, so we're waiting to see if it would be more important for those 10 days to be used later. We don't want to bring him home now, have him go back, and then have something bad happen and really need him here, you know? So right now while my mom is still able to be here and we have a system down, we're saving that leave should we REALLY need it in the near future.
Have you looked into an ipad? It is a wonder and she might like it. It has many "drawing" programs for kids and video/movie(netflix access).
We've talked about iPads for both girls because of the educational apps, but for Kellsey, until she gets over her phase of throwing, banging toys together, putting all her body weight on them etc, it's kind of pointless right now. It would be broken on day one. One day though!