Monday, 23 August 2010

Spring is on the Way

After being in hospital for 17 days days, you would think I would be used to it, but I actually found it harder going back in after a week at home, than I did going in the first time this month. The week that we were home felt like I had escaped from jail or something...okay, well maybe it wasn't quite that dramatic, but I remember driving with Aaron one day saying that it felt that way, and it was hard to believe that I was out in the 'real world'.

The first day back in hospital was frustrating. I was annoyed that we were back in, and sat in that tiny room wondering how I got through 17 days in there.

The second day wasn't so bad, as I remembered how easy it is to just sit in your own little world in the hospital, while the doctors and nurses come in and out, all day long. Even though it was the weekend, we actually saw less of each other as it meant that one of us could keep the boys at home for most of the day. We probably caught up the most at the football together as Aaron and I tried to sit together for a bit, so we could just talk about what had been going on at home, and in the hospital. When Aaron would bring the boys up to the hospital it was usually just for 20 minutes or so, and then I would take them home to have a break from hospital while Aaron sat with Noah.

Kobe was so happy to be back there, and discovered a new love for the dolls house which was so cute. The nurses kept asking me 'where is that cute boy of yours?' whenever he wasn't around.

Last night while Aaron was with Noah some of the kids from church came up to see Noah and drop off a card that everyone from church had signed, plus some cute drawings the kids had done.

The drawings were so cute and said 'spring is on the way, Noah', which we can't wait for! Hopefully with the spring weather, it will bring better health for Noah too.

This morning before school the boys came to see me and I was just packing up the sofa bed as I knew we would be able to be discharged today. Jalen looks at it and goes 'is THAT what you have been sleeping on Mum!!?. He hopped on the super thin foam 'mattress' (if you can even call it that!) and goes 'oh this is so uncomfortable!'. Tell me about it Jay -tell me about it!

Noah got off the oxygen yesterday and had a good night without it, so the doctors were happy for him to go home today. Dr B came in this morning and asked how he was and I said 'good...well, back to 'normal Noah' and he said that was good and that my 'family needs me' so we should go home.

It's nice to all be home as a family again. Out of the last month we have been in hospital for 21 days! I told the nurses as we were leaving that hopefully we can stay away for longer than a week this time...hopefully a lot longer than that.


  1. Ohhhh how much does Noah LOVE kisses from mum!? So cute. :)

    Glad you're home. Hope it's for a long long time. :)

  2. Isn't that sign about spring lovely! I really hope Spring is kind to Noah and the rest of you. Poor Jay gets bad hayfever. Enjoy your freedom at home!

  3. if spring is on the way, then you need to change your header makes me feel cold!!
    glad that noah could come homexxx

  4. Oh I'm so glad you're home!! Spring will come!!

  5. It's time to stay at home now Noah so your Mum can have her own bed to sleep in for a while! Thinking of you every day!

  6. I can sympathise with you Lisa, but try staying stuck in your bedroom for nearly four days, putting in from 8.00 a.m. 'til about 9.30 at night picking wallpaper off a few inches at a time!!!
    I feel liberated from that horrible task.
    I am so looking foward to staying in the spa bath tonight with a good book for a few hours.
    Love Mum.

  7. Hooray for HOME! That last picture is my favorite. :)

  8. Yay for being home :)
    I hope you stay well for a lot longer this time Noah..
    That spring is on the way is sooo cute!
    And i love that picture of you kissing him Lisa, its gorgeous!!!!
    And i agree with Lisa W change the header i shiver everytime i look at it!

  9. Your beyond extraordinary Lisa! How blessed Aaron and the boys are to have you.

  10. Aah gotta love those pull out sofas. When I was in with Oliver and prego with Jonty, I remember i couldn't roll off my back as I knew I would fall out. Luckily that was only 1 night and not 21 like your recent stint. I remember the Royal Children's in Melb have exactly the same thing too. I spose the parents are the least of their worries. :)


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