Monday, February 13, 2012

Now that we've been home a few days...

In the rush to schedule posts and keep them a bit spread out, I neglected to post a link to the news story we were interviewed for about Feeding Tube Awareness Week in yesterday's Detroit Free Press. I really like the article, and they got some great photos.

Leaf was released from the hospital last Wednesday. It's been a whirl-wind, and not much has gotten done, beyond orienting new (and old) nurses to Leaf and her quirks, getting our heads around her schedule, dealing with the jealousy common to 3 year old big brothers (especially when his favorite nurse has to put his sister first), and generally snuggling my kiddos.

We've had no nurse from 7 am Saturday through 11 pm Sunday. And it's been good in many ways, more relaxed, more a matter of us finding our way than of trying to balance our desires, the expectations of various nurses, and so on and so forth. Less interference.

But less sleep.

There are some issues with our insurance, so this week, if they're not resolved, I'll probably be talking with my employer about going back to work earlier than planned. My original argument for taking leave was that Leaf was not childcare friendly - not with oxygen and a feeding tube. Child care is now a moot point, with nursing on board. Acorn is already back in daycare 2 days a week for everyone's sanity, including his own. I'm not sure any of that is what I had in mind, but it is what it is.
But this break from work has been good for me in other ways. I've been writing. I've published a mini course, I'm part way through an energy work kit, I'm going to get my etsy shop back online, and there's a few more things in the works too.


  1. Lovely article!!

    And I still need to knit that blanket for L.

  2. I hope things will work out for you!