Thursday, May 19, 2011
I am also really getting the sense that Gabrielle is getting close to being discharged. Her lungs are improving and it is looking like her respiratory condition is caused by the coronavirus and not GVHD (graft versus host disease) which is very good news. I am also getting the sense that the all-day-long cuddles are just not cutting it anymore and that she is in fact looking for her extremely-noisy-and-energetic brothers to entertain her. Yes, I think Gabrielle is getting better. The discharge process takes a couple of weeks as they need to train 'Nurse Amy' how to take care of Gabrielle at home. I will be doing dressing changes for her central line, cap changes, heparin flushes as well as all the care for her NG tube. They are also getting oxygen therapy organized for our home (which entails a sleep study while in the hospital, house inspection and a whole bunch of paperwork!).
This week we had an amazing family night with the boys at the Vancouver Aquarium. It was a very special "Dreamnight" where they opened the Aquarium up for only the families at the hospital. Gabrielle had a fun visit with her grandparents while we took the boys out and enjoyed some time together.
I'm completely exhausted.
I can't wait to start at home with Gabrielle.