Mia is doing just fine. She is happily swinging away ( she is addicted to the swing). We are just waiting for her Sodium levels to come back up. I literally thought I knew it all, but the word "SODIUM" didn't exist in the past six months time. I didn't even know they checked sodium levels. I guess I was always preoccupied with the levels that were a problem and paid no attention to the stuff that got swept under the rug like sodium. Well, apparently sodium's feelings were hurt that I didn't take notice- and made sure that I don't forget again.
I'm OK with being admitted back into the hospital if it is for sodium issues. It's just a day or two stay to monitor her while she gets some supplements. Don't tell sodium I'm belittling it's role. Although this isn't my first choice place to have a sleepover, we are happy the level was caught before something bad happened.
The highlight of being back here was being able to see many of her nurses. Last night while being admitted we took a little stroll down through the PICU. Everyone of course was so happy to see her. Candice showed her off to all the ladies. We timed it just perfect because we were walking through during report. We were able to see both day and night shift nurses.
I typed up the blog below a few weeks ago, but forgot to publish it... it sort of applies.
Top Ten reasons you know you’ve been living in a hospital too long
- You have seen six different window displays in the family resource center
- Everyone asks about your child- even cafeteria staff.
- Nurses stop in on their break to see you
- You start receiving gifts from the nurses because you’ve been around so long
- You get excited when they are showing HSM 3 (there are perks to being at a children’s hospital ;-)
- You’ve gone through 2 sets of shampoo and conditioner
- You've slept in all of the sleeper rooms except for one.
- The unit coordinators know the people who call you and can recognize their voice.
- You have consumed your 100th bag of Erin's brand popcorn.
- A nurse you had months ago had baby and now is back from maternity leave
So all in all today has been an uneventful day- we pretty much cuddled all day long.
When I did go to the cafeteria I sat at a table that had a newspaper on it. There was a article about Mia. I knew about the one in the News Tribune and Herald, but there was the article in the Seattle Times. It is kind of fun to sit down to eat and have an article about your baby staring up at you. It was the same article from the News Tribune minus the pictures. I took that page of the paper... hope that was OK. It was published yesterday.
Click Here for a link to the article that was in the News Tribune. I have yet to read the one in the Herald. If someone has a copy, save it for me please.