Monday, January 3, 2011

The Vacation is Over

As many good things must come to an end, so does our life away from the hospital. At today's clinic visit, as expected, William needed a platelet transfusion. However, what I didn't expect was a need for a blood transfusion as well. Why do I still try to anticipate things when I always get it wrong? I guess that's Mothering 101. Platelets take an hour to infuse and blood takes 3 hours and they can't be infused together. In true hospital luck, we waited for 4 hours to get the platelets started and almost another hour after that finished to get the blood started. So, what I hoped would be a 4 hour trip to the clinic/hospital was a 12 hour trip. Thanks to two great girls who played tag team babysitting to cover our always unpredictable schedule!

But on the bright side, we got to visit with our two good buddies, Spencer and William (both were just in for regular check-ups and not admits-yay!); we got to see some of our favorite nurses; we got to spend some time in the playroom; and we remembered why we loved our break from the hospital so much! We missed the friends, but not the lifestyle!


  1. Julie, You, your family and William are constantly in our prayers. Our Dan just fasted for William on Sunday and sometimes says personal prayers for William when his name is mentioned. We send our love your way, we are thinking of you often!
    Dave & Jennie & family

  2. We've been busy and haven't talked to you since our arrrrival back home-but know that you're enjoying a mostly normal lifestyle at home. It even feels good to be back in the grind. We're glad Will is doing so well. We can't wait to see you again. I LOVE my pictures of the boys. And you guys!