Who's under there? Where's Elvie? Hello?
We've had a quiet day at the hospital. Elvie has been alternately cracking herself up and sleeping, but is awake much longer during the day than she was before. She is clearly feeling much better. Now we are just waiting on a few small things before we can go. Her IV antibiotics only have three more days left in the course, and we may stay through until it's done. She still needs to eat better and the wound that opened up where all her incisions meet needs to either heal or be closed up in some other way, so there are those things to attend to. I'm also hoping to get the foley catheter out if we'll be here that much longer. I know that urology wants another ultrasound to see what's going on inside and make sure everything is all set before we go, so hopefully what they see will also convince them to pull the catheter. Not to be That Parent, but cleaning up dirty diapers with a foley in the way is not my favorite thing, and I don't like the idea of carrying around a bag of pee that's attached to my child either. If we could somehow, magically and miraculously, end up going home with all the lines and drains out, that would be the best thing ever.
While Elvie is holding steady here in the hospital bed, Zinashi is still pining for life as usual. In particular, she wants me to sleep at home. We are working on this. It's too complicated to make it happen every night, but if it's what her little heart needs, then we'll at least make it happen some of the time until we can get Elvie home.
So: same old story. Maybe tomorrow I'll have something new and exciting to report. I really, really hope so.