I’ve been very busy and popular this week, which has made it very hard to keep up with this blog already!
Over the weekend I came home to do my first over night visit with Mommy and Mama C. I could tell that they were very excited but maybe a little nervous too. My foster mom told them that I had been a bit fussy and off since I had my Echocardiogram and EKG at Sick Kids on Thursday and that I had thrown up my Ng tube every single day. I tried to tell them that I would try not to do that fun trick for them, but by Saturday night I knew they hadn’t heard me.
We only stayed at home long enough for me to eat (and vomit everything up) say hello to Ellie (the dog) and Morse (the cat) before I was back in my carseat and we were off to meet my first 2 visitors: Gramma & Pa T. At first it was a quiet little visit – Gramma and Pa each held me and told me that I was beautiful (They should have known that they didn’t need to tell me because I am Pa’s granddaughter) and paid lots and lots of attention to me. Then, before I knew it a whole lot of other people came in the house and I was being loved and adored from all sides. There was Kristy and Tia and their mom Deanna who live next door and Marlene who lives close by and seemed to know a lot about G tubes and something called School that she and Mommy were talking about (I hope they know that I’m too little to go there still). I also ate at Gramma and Pa’s house, but I vomitted everything up again – I think the Mom’s were starting to get nervous)
After that visit we drove all the way back across town and met a whole new group of people: Mee-Maw, Auntie Madison, Michael and Jacob and then people from this place called JAC: Toni, Marlene, Amanda and Lisa. They all wanted a chance to hold me and kept talking about how much it was going to be when I was at this place called Camp this summer. I don’t know what Camp is yet, but it sounds fun.
Mommy and Mama C wanted Mee-Maw to try and help feed me because she’s going to be watching me when they go and be Gleeks in a few weeks (that’s a strange thing to be). But when they went to check my Ng tube, they couldn’t hear the “whoosh” noise and even though I tried to tell them that I wouldn’t throw it up, they were still a bit nervous and so we packed up and ended up at the Emergency Room where nice doctor’s and nurses checked the tube and saw that it was okay. Then they talked a lot about my vomitting and the doctor told them just to feed me a bit less and a lot more often. By the time we got home though I was sooooo tired that I fell asleep while I was eating and just went to bed.
I didn’t sleep very well though – I was in a strange new place and my tummy wasn’t feeling good and the bed I was in was very different than my bed at Barb’s house, so I woke up a lot during the night and Mama C was always right there trying to help me feel better, but it just wasn’t a great time. So when I finally woke up for good in the morning with Mommy I wasn’t in a great mood and I think I was a little cranky all day. I felt bad about it because that day Grandma and Grandpa E came over with Uncle Jeff and Auntie Marina and they put together my swing! And I really love my swing a lot! But then they left and MORE people came to visit me (I told you I was popular!). I got to see Mee-Maw and Auntie Madison and Michael again, and then Auntie CC and Uncle Rico came over too and brought Thor and Georgio with them, which made me happy for a while because I really love Thor (especially when he’s holding me) and he played in my swing too which I thought was pretty funny. But mostly I thought it was funny that Thor tried to give the cat Ellie’s dog treats! He brought the whole bag out and gave some to Ellie but then chased the cat around the house trying to give her treats too. He’s a funny guy that Thor – I think I’m going to learn lots from him.
But finally it was time for me to go back to Barb’s house for the night. I was really tired again and so I fell asleep in my car seat even though there was a really big thunderstorm! Now it’s just a few more days and 1 more overnight visit until I’m home for good.