Grown women should not sleep in cribs

We're home!

Ike-a-saurus is still on o2, still feeling kind of poorly, but his respiration rate is way better and he doesn't need tons and tons of oxygen like he did a few days ago. The consensus between doctors is that since we have our own little respiratory floor right here at home, and our own arsenal of nurses everyday, we can monitor him for secondary infections as well as they can in the hospital. Plus, he'll eat better, take his meds better, and get more sleep at home. So here we are.

After spending two nights laying with him in his hospital crib, it's no surprise my knees and back are achy. And with no sleep, it's no wonder why I'm exhausted. But that doesn't explain why my throat hurts. Or why I can't stop sneezing. Guess it's mama's turn for the Tamiflu.

Good times over here at Aporkalypse Ground Zero. But at least we're home. I hope we get to stay.

12 thoughts on “Grown women should not sleep in cribs

  1. Oh I am so glad you are home. I’ve been checking back, shall we say with some frequency, to see if there is an update on the little dude. I hope the Tamiflu is swift and effective for all of you. Here’s to sleeping on a big girl bed tonight!


  2. hooray for getting out quickly!
    keep it up tough boy!
    Kari and Steven – try not to let yourselves get too run down ’cause you’re going to have to fight it too. Wish I could be there to help out . . . love, Anne


  3. Kari,
    I hope you don’t mind a comment from someone you don’t really know. As an Austin mom and an ER doctor, and an aficionado of good poetry and writing(you ARE amazing), I enjoy reading your blog daily. I am really praying that your Ike will stay healthy(enough) and plump up this winter so he can have his surgery and you can continue to give the proverbial F-U to the medical establishment that has been both your best friend and your worst enemy since you had Ike. I came across a great song by Regina Spektor on her new album Far called “Laughing With.” It may be a little too sad, but we seem to share the same taste in music. Maybe you’ll like it.


  4. So glad to hear that he is home and doing better. I know you must have been terrified for him. Now if you can only recover from it quickly — and not pass it on to the rest of the family! Feel better soon, mama.


  5. I’m so glad y’all are home. You might be able to ask for a junior bed next time. Much better. Hugs and love to both of you, Inez.


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