Saturday, 28 December 2013
A Christmas update:
Following my previous post which you can read here, I thought I should post an update.
Jessica was discharged from hospital just before Christmas, thank goodness, but there were a few conditions....
We have to monitor Jessica's oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing rate while she is asleep, and administer oxygen to her if she needs it. We also had to change our Christmas plans as the hospital weren't happy for us to stay away from home overnight, in case we needed to contact the hospital for support/go back to the hospital at night if we needed help.
As long as Jessica's situation stays stable with the above care, we are able to stay at home, and will be assessed by ENT at Great Ormond Street in the New Year.
Christmas was a bit of a blur for me and my husband. We went straight from the hospital into "all things Christmas" without a chance to assimilate all that has happened in the last week. Added to which we are exhausted - having not got much sleep in hospital, now getting up to Jessica at night approximately every 1 to 2 hours, plus the extra driving to and from family as we couldn't stay overnight.
However, the girls seemed to enjoy themselves at Christmas, which is the most important thing. They loved being with their extended family, especially their cousins. Jessica also went to a pantomime on Boxing Day, which she REALLY enjoyed!
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and wish you all a Happy New Year!