Friday, January 15, 2010


Well, the sweet baby girl had a rough night last night, which meant Mommy had a rough night, too. Emery is not wanting to nurse as much as she needs to, so she was waking up often and not wanting to sleep in her crib. She was pretty fussy today, too, but has had a better evening and we are hoping for a better night. No major news today, most everything is about the same and stable and it's possible they might do an MRI in the next few days.

Emery has had some really great nurses who have gone overboard to make sure everyone is comfortable. We appreciate that so much! Dr. Thompson just came by late tonight and apologized for seeing Emery last but he said he knew she was doing well and was in good hands. I think he just wanted to end his day with this sweet baby. :) He is so supportive and very encouraging to Bonnie and David. He said tonight that he is "relentlessly positive." I love that!

Rosanne and I have still not been able to get into the Ronald McDonald House but we are fine with sharing a hotel room and the folks there have been very kind. We know the van driver well by now and the front desk people have been so understanding about us having to figure out every day if we are staying or leaving.

Today I was able to get together with an old friend of mine and her husband. Becky was the dietitian at Providence Hospital in Waco when I was a social worker there about 31 years ago--yes, 31! I moved away when Sarah was just a baby but Becky and I have been "Christmas card friends" for all these years, catching up on each other's news at the holidays each year. She has a beautiful daughter in college and a cute son in high school and has lived in Houston for awhile now. She and her husband Sean picked me up from the hospital and took me to their home for a fabulous lunch and a little relaxation this afternoon. It was great to meet Sean (who writes a hilarious Christmas letter) and to hang out with Becky for a couple of hours. If we are in town awhile, she promised to help me to learn to be a better knitter. :)

Sweet dreams, Emery. Have a peaceful night, baby doll.


Betty said...

Nice to have a friend there who gave you time away. I think if you started checking, you will find that you have "friends" all over the country. Love to Bonnie & David!

Debbie said...

Jane, You are the most amazing person I know about keeping up with everyone. Keeping up with Emery through your blog is just great. Thanks for taking time to keep us all informed. Debbie

Gigi said...

Thanks, y'all. I love keeping up with everyone and appreciate everyone keeping up with Emery!