Home again, home again, jiggity-jig

What a day! As we readied ourselves to go home, one of the nurses found us a  laying hair wash thing, so I washed her hair.

Pants felt like a new person once she was cleaned up.

About an hour later, we were cleared to leave - conveniently at about the exact moment Andrew arrived, so Andrew gathered all our stuff and packed the car, and Pants put on some pants so we could go home.

The drive home was uneventful, and Pants was eager to get home. Once in the house, she took up court in the living room and asked for a toaster grilled cheese. I whipped that up for her and then she ate the whole thing!  That is the most food I have seen her in a week!

I went out to fill her prescriptions and pick up the Dude - who was leaving school with one of Pants' best friends, so I brought her home for a quick visit. It was quite exciting to see Avery awake and engaged for the whole visit - leaps ahead of 2 days ago!

While I was out, Andrew managed to measure her:

Yep, 5.5 cm or 2.25 inches taller!

She requested food that doesn't need utensils for dinner, so we are going to try pulled pork sandwiches.

Next visit to the surgeon is on Friday, so we'll update later.

Last hospital day :D

Night 7 was by far the best one so far. Pants fell asleep before 9 and woke up around midnight for a bathroom trip - but this again worked out as midnight is a med round. She fell almost immediately back to sleep and woke up again around 3:30 for a quick trip down the hall, then climbed right back in to bed and was asleep again before I had her covers pulled up. She slept until 6:30 and then decided it was morning.

I had a tepid shower in the family shower unit. Refreshing!

Xrays have been completed - though Pants really did not like the process, mostly because the wheelchair did not support her head and that made it hard for her to focus. I stood behind her for a bit and let her lie her greasy hair on my belly. The orderly was taking too long so I brought her back up to the ward by myself.  We walked past the main entrance and she was quite happy to feel the breeze coming through the doors.

Her new nurse has said there is some sort of hair washing apparatus that can be brought in, so hopefully we can get that taken care of as she is still another week away from being allowed to shower.

Andrew is getting the house set up - we think the lazy - boy on the main floor is out best interim solution, though for the past 2 days she has preferred to be flat on her back. The fireplace living room gets some normal tv plus the netflix so it maximizes her watching options and is beside the kitchen.

So now we wait. Hair wash, doctor visit and release orders. Next update from home :)