She's on for another night, or two... We'll have a consult with cardiology tomorrow about her HR dropping. She also has about 6 BAD blisters with puss in them (sorry, but if that was tmi then stop reading here...) from where her first IV was wrapped. We didn't know it would blister- just looked wet when it was undressed, so the bandaid to keep the IV from bleeding was put over top of that area. Well, I went to take the bandaid off and it started wripping the skin off with it and the pussy blisters were popping. Finally we soaked her hand and together Mike and I were able to get the bandaid off without too much damage to the skin. She now has an antibiotic ointment prescribed and has BOTH hands wrapped- one with an IV one with an infection :(
Mom arrived and I went back over to the RMH and got a shower, lunch with Mom and the kids, then I cleaned the room, finished packing, and Mom started packing the car. I walked the kids back up here to say goodbye to Emma and now Mike, Mom, and the kids are on their way home. Mom brought me our car so I can go home whenever Emma's released. For now the other kids will spend the day with grandparents and the evenings and nights with Daddy until we come home. Although I hate to have us split up like this, Emma needs someone 24 hrs a day right now so there's no reason to have the other kids away from home now that Mike needs to get back to work. I am VERY glad we've had them here this first 5 days though, it's been good for them to see where Emma is, for them to have Mike and I both and my mom as well, and for Emma to also have a bit of Daddy and a bit of Mommy these first days.
So... I'm on my own for a few with Miss E. and will get to experience the joy of "Parent showers" at the hospital and cafeteria food from downstairs. I guess living in Ukraine was preparing me :) :)