Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Avi Plane Has Landed

Our girl is home.

Gary and my Mom were at Kaiser, and I was home getting everything ready for Aviana to come home. I got the call at about 11:30 yesterday and when I arrived, I pushed her stroller into her room and said, "Aviana, I've got the getaway car!" My mom was confused, no one on the PICU floor knew of her release. I had to let them all know that our girl was blowing this popsicle stand. No...I didn't say it, out loud.

I wish you could have seen my Mom and me. We were cutting and disconnecting her so fast it would've made your head spin. With the way we were snipping and ripping stuff off, you would've thought we'd been nurses for 30 years, or so.

I did however leave the house so fast I forgot one very important thing....Aviana's clothes. So unfortunately, we did have to take her home in a Kaiser gown. When we got home I thought, what to do? What to do? Aviana honey? Do you want to just throw it away, or do you want to burn it in a ceremonial bon fire? Your choice girl. 

I'm not slightly bitter or anything.

We're home. We scrubbed the hospital off of her, got her all cozy, fed her, loved on her, and reunited her with her best dog. 

I had big plans for yesterday. After a week of vacillating between total numbness, goofy hospital thoughts and even downright anger (just realized I had PMS - thank you above for the impeccable timing of that one!) I wanted to party like it was 1999. Amy and I had made not just one, but thanks to Stupamax, two French Apple pies the night before. So I thought I would make some Cajun Shrimp, we would have some pie, love on our girl, put her to bed, read her a new book, cook for her, eat dinner, watch some Mad Men, and hang out celebrating the fact that we were home and not in that germ infested, pain inflicting, don't want to touch anything, hospital. 

Wouldn't you know it...I woke up with a headache and it progressively got worse throughout the day, so Dave had to give me a shot and I was the one who got put to bed! He then did everything. Fed Aviana. Put her to bed. Cooked for her. Cleaned up the whole kitchen after cooking for her. He never complains. He never says a word. He just does it all. He is truly one of the best out there. I have been blessed by the best. I went to bed and woke up feeling so bad. I just wonder how much stupid headache slack he has picked up over the years. I would really love to finally put these to rest someday. 

But for today...I'm just happy to have our baby home : )

So tonight, we'll party like it's 1999.


  1. Great news....except, of course, for your headache. Are you like one of my friends who gets a migraine most often when the stress is relieved? That always seems so unfair to me.

    I'm glad your girl is home and you can all carry on as usual, having fun and making pies.

    Happy Easter!

    Love you,

  2. So glad to hear that Avi girl is home yet sorry to hear about your headache - totally sucks!

    Yep that Dave is a keeper, but then again so are you :^)

    Loving you all ♥

  3. Glad to hear you and Aviana are back home. Praying that you both will be feeling better soon. - Kate Ousley

  4. Oh my SS....

    I have been off my "regular" computer and not, as a result, accessing your blog b/c I could not remember my cussin' password to gmail. This computer has it memorized for me. Thank Pete.

    I am crying.

    I ...... just family......can't catch a break let alone a breath.

    To even THINK that you had to make or even have life conversation about your girl makes me want to punch the doctor that hit her colon. I'm sure he didn't do it on purpose, sure he feels like a jerk, but...I still want to hit him.

    I understand looking at a blank blog screen and just shutting it and walking away because there is either to much to write or there is not enough focus in your brain to put a strain of words together.

    My heart is in 3 pieces tonight. You, Dave, and Avi. (I guess five b/c your Mom and Stepdad are kickin' great and are surely broken up over this turn of events.)

    Could you please, when you have a chance...hug Avianna for me? I love her.


  5. Glad to hear that Avi is home where she belongs... with you, Dave and Rainey! Wanted to come visit, but I've been out sick with a terrible lingering cough. Sorry about your migrane. Kudos to Dave for picking up the slack....for better or for worse....what a great guy! Love you guys, have a nice Easter and see you soon!

    Sue & Mark

  6. WELCOME HOME!!!! I hope that you are feeling better by now and that you got the party started right!

    Dave is an amazing guy, no doubt. :)

  7. So happy that you are all home. Dear migraines, STAY AWAY!

  8. So happy she's home!

    By the do you not weigh 200 pounds with all those pies you bake? You are so thin with such a cute figure. Do you just have a "taste" of each you bake? I would have zero will-power and would eat, eat, eat slice after slice. It's probably a good thing that I'm not into baking pies :)