Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Halle-freakin'- lujah

Notice the hand... puff-baby.




Once again, history is spared the worst of the visuals by the combination of my inability and unwillingness to photograph a sobbing baby that I am rocking endlessly. Plus, I seem to lack the lighting and/or mad photography skilz to record the peeling and sloughing of Pearl's skin. I shall descibe it for you...

"ew."

Her earlobes are scaley and peeling. The skin around her right eye appears deflated and both eyes are surrounded by peeling tissue. I have her greased up like a little piggy, but nothing could stop this peel... she was THAT rashy and THAT swollen.


A brief overview of Edema... her hands were so swollen, she could not grip a binkey or a ball. The ankle ID tag that, just days earlier would slide off if she pointed her toes: burst. The picture of her in the wagon... that's as far as she could open her eyes. She could no longer pee without a catheter. We had to go up a size of doobah to fit around her puffy legs. Swollen. I hated to move her because her legs and feet felt as if the skin would split if I was too rough.

She has run brief, low fevers the past two nights, followed by a new round of itchies... but it's manageable with the Zyrtec and Benedryl. She is eating and drinking on her own. She is voiding on her own. She is breathing on her own.

Barring a freak accident or a new, horrific allergy... we go home tomorrow.

Home.

13 comments:

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

oh thank goodness.

Yay! She is on the mend! Yaay!

Lynanne said...

You need to be home before the hospital makes her sick...
oh wait, they already have. :(

Home - finally a GOOD 4-letter word. :)

Take care - I think about you and Pearl daily!

Blogarita said...

Red as she still is, she's looking so much better. Home will do her more good still.

DadGuy said...

Unless I am mistaken, those pictures were taken 2 days ago in her swelling moments.

Theoretically she is much better now. =)

HOORAY!

sari said...

This just makes me want to cry. Poor baby.

I'm so glad you can possibly be going home soon!! so glad!!

gingerstory said...

OHHH! I am so glad to hear she is going home! At this point I do believe that will likely be the BEST medicine. Oh Bon, I don't know how you've done it. My heart goes out to you still--I hope things rapidly return to normalcy. You so much deserve that plus only good luck for a long time!

Those pictures are heartbreaking, I hope they become a distant memory all too soon.

Linds

Fantastagirl said...

You are an amazing mommy.

So glad she is on the mend and hopefully on her way home!!!

Big Hugs!!!

SushiBoy said...

Hooray!

Mama D said...

Yay for home! Yay!!

Such a big hug for y'all.

annenahm.com said...

So, so, so glad for you!

Jo said...

Home!? Yippee! Bless her little heart and her mama too. Hoping and praying all goes well.

Meredith said...

Oh thank God!!!!

Nobody™ said...

Are you home yet??