Thursday proved to be a pretty good day after we got over the bandage issue. The hospital called and told us if it happened again to call. We got some new bandages, thanks to a special friend that came over. She first checked Walmart and Walgreens for bandages and then when that proved unsucessful, she came and watched the kids so I could run and get some. I found something that would do at CVS and was greatly relieved to have something just in case. The rest of Thursday found us getting back into a routine. It also found us getting back to fighting and arguing. Like I said, business as usual.
Here is a picture of how she spends a lot of her time. Up in a high chair, where no one can get her. Prior to this experience she didn't know what a toy is. She is quickly learning.
The next problem we ran into was also related to her bandages. The bandages we bought had a sticky plastic backing- not a good combination with a sticky cloth helmet. So the helmet tugged on her bandages when I took it off one day and that didn't make our little princess very happy or her mom. Luckily, I had a nurse close by, my sister, and we got better bandages purchased and put on and everything was good as new. Its funny though- as I was stressing about these few days while I was out getting new bandages I realized how silly it was to be stressing. Hadn't we been blanketed in prayer? Hadn't everything we needed/asked for been taken care of? Why be anxious, why be stressed? It was this moment that I resolved to not worry about this endeavor any longer. Even if an infection occured, even if we had to change bandages a million times. We were going to be OK. Again, I have all the friends, family, and strangers that were praying so feverently for us to thank for this. Friday night my sister bought us pizza and it really was a celebration. A celebration for prayers answered and in thanksgiving for how awesome our God is.
We had a service on Sunday night for my nephew/neice which passed away before he/she was able to be born. It was a beautiful service and my neices did such a good job celebrating the life of their sibling.
Monday we got back into the groove of school. Hitting all the goals I had for the day. Including having a mommy's helper come over and get my garage completely organized. Through all of these things Mercedes has just been a champion. Her smile is always quick to the surface. Someone remarked that with her smile you can hardly tell she is even wearing a helmet! I couldn't agree more. She has been a bright spot for us this past week. A source of comfort and love. We couldn't be more thankful for her. Her swelling is almost completely gone. She hasn't had to have her bandages changed again. We go this Friday to get the stitches removed. Then she will likely wear her helmet till Christmas. She only takes tylenol once or twice a day. And a vitamin once a day (if we remember!) She is about as chill as she has ever been. Like I said. Business as usual. Mercedes is happy, the kids are kids. Tim and I are great. And I am in second place in my fantasy football league.
Life is good.