Monday, July 21, 2008

Home Again!

Hey everyone! I am finally home again from the hospital, but this time I hope it is for longer than 6 days. My little sister explained what happened pretty good, but I will give you a few more details. Because I had to be fed by a tube I had to have what is called a pick line. It is basically 3 IV ports in it so they can draw blood on one, give nutrients on another, and drugs on the other. This is typically a very handy thing to have because then I am not being poked with needles ever 3 days to set new IV's. The only problem with this is that the tubes go through your veins and up to the top opening of you heart, which is a little risky. They are supposed to last for about 3 months and even up to 2 years, but with my luck lately mine got infected after 2 weeks. I got a yeast infection in the tubes up towards my heart which is a bad thing. That is why my fever was so high, I had the chills, and my blood sugar was off the charts high. Anyway when I got to the hospital they started running cultures on the line, but by 10pm my doctor came back to the hospital and told me that she just couldn't take the risk of leaving it in. To tell you the truth I was hoping to keep it in because it hurts like a mofo to put another one in, but we took it out. Well turns out that was a VERY good thing because the infection was almost to the stem of my heart.
While in the hospital I really tried hard to eat so that they wouldn't have to put in another pick line and I got my calorie count up to 1300 so that was just enough to go home without needing to be fed by tubes. I am so excited because right now I don't have ANY Iv's, picks, needles, or pokes (showers are so much easier) I am surviving completely on my own which makes me way Happy. After 4 weeks of constantly having something in you it feels so good to be free. My doctor says that if I don't loose anymore weight at each appt. I can stay off the feeding stuff. I lost 18 lbs in the hospital so I guess that is only a good thing when you are not pregnant. Libby is still thriving and we are going to hopefully be able to keep her in there until 37 weeks which is 5 weeks away. Thank you again for all of your prayers I know the Lord has blessed me in so many ways because of all the prayers and faith of you. I feel very blessed to be home and have the family and support that I do. My parents are still here and they are doing so much for Jon and I that I don't know if we can ever repay them. My mom cleans the house, does the laundry, cooks every meal, gives Shelby baths, plays with Shelby and waits on me hand and foot. I don't know how she does it, but she is amazing and I love her so much. My dad mows the lawn, pulls weeds, got our backyard finished, got the fence installed, gets all my perscriptions, and runs any errand that needs to be done. We are so lucky to have them around and helping us even though it isn't easy for them to live here for a month now with no real end in sight. Thank you!



This is the pick line


up close view

the aftermath

16 comments:

Marylin and Jimmy said...

Oh sweetie I am so glad you are home, I have been so worried about you! I am glad that your little girl is doing well also, you have all been in my prayers! You really know how to scare people "out of the crap" (Lexi coined that when she was little). I am glad that your parents are there to help. I can totally picture your Dad and the weeds :) Love ya and I will keep you in my prayers till you say stop (which might be never if you enjoy it :) )

The Webber's said...

Annie -
Yeah! I am so glad that you are home...again! You are really scaring us! We have been really worried about you guys! Try and stay better and keep that baby girl in! We love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers! Tell Shelby and Jon hello too! Logan has really been missing you guys!

Erica said...

My mind has been on you constantly and I'm so happy that you're home. Thank the heavens that you're able to eat and keep it down. I so happy that Libby is going to stay in until 37 weeks. You're parents are saints! I just love them. I hope that you will start feeling better everyday. We're praying for you!

Molly said...

Ewww...that looks nasty! I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better. Just take it easy and no shopping with Mom! :) Love you!

Crystal said...

Annie!
I am so happy that you are home and free from all the tubes! I was worried about you and was praying hard for you and Libby (too cute of a name by the way). The great thing about trials like this is you really get to see how blessed you are with the loved ones in your life. Now, just make sure to keep that little chica in for 5 more weeks!

Wilson Family said...

We are so glad that you are home now. We think about you all the time and you are in our prayers. I bet it is nice to know your parents are there, it is nice to have help. I wish I was able to help you. Keep us updated on Libby. We miss you and hope that you keep doing well.

familiesarepriceless said...

I'm so gald you are doing better. I have been thinking about you a lot. I had an appointment at Dr Pauls office yesturday and got a little teary eye because I thought about you and how I was there when you guys found out you were having a little girl. Your parents are awesome. You are a fighter.

Jess & Liz said...

Annie, I just read your blog. I am so glad you are home and feeling somewhat better! You are such a strong person! I'm thinking of you. Love ya girl!!

Tyree said...

Annie--- YAY your home! I have been so worried about you. I cant beleive everything you have gone through! Its nice to hear that you are still so funny and have your sense of humor about everything! Keep us posted and start eating more skittles so you can stay home!!!!!!!!!!

Hammons said...

That just looks icky! I hope you are home for good now Annie!! Hope you enjoyed you little package we sent you... Treyson LOVED the card, as I'm sure you did too. Get better and enjoy your parents --our kids are missing them like crazy!

Steffani said...

It is so good to hear that you are improving a little. You hang in there, my prayers are with ya!

The Knudsen Family said...

Annie,
I am so glad that you made it home and seem to be doing better. Thank you so much for the call last week. I really enjoyed talking to you. Thanks also for the recent comments on my blog. We will definetly let you know the next time we head for San Diego. We would love to have you guys along. That would make it even funner and the boys would love to see Shelby. I think next summer we are going to try out Lego Land(they weren't quite tall enough this year) and Sea World. Anyway keep on resting and getting well and I will look forward to seeing your post about the new baby. Love ya,
kelly

Julie & Chris Tandy said...

Annie-

Wow! You have been through a lot. I saw your blog on Liz Mohler's. Hope everything continues to get better!

Julie Coon Tandy

Kate said...

Sick :(

Brady Fam said...

I was nervous to see your site. ={ Hopefully things go your way this time. I know what your saying about parent help! (David too.) Anyone bringing you guys meals? Hopefully, because it sure is a big help. ;)

Andrea Grover said...

Hey ... when life settles down again (in four months or so when you've caught up on your sleep and adjusted to life with a new baby), you're welcome to list your quirks as per the instructions on our blog. In other words, you've been tagged. We hope to hear about baby Libby soon!