I was totally *that mom* who hauled a big DSLR into Texas Children's for our stay. I don't really think there is too much wrong with that. We are about to have HUGE days - hello second chance at life. It needs to be documented.
But, I definitely earned the title of "crazy mom with camera glued to her face" as I pulled out my camera to document Kate's fever.
"Mom, my temp is up to 103. Put that camera down and take this bow off of my head. NOW."
Kate was still pretty pitiful on Wednesday but by Thursday, she was back to her normal self - charming the nurses and smiling for momma!!
All of our nurses were wonderful during our stay! I'm glad that the BMT unit is small because it means we will see all of them again! I will say, I did connect with a few more than others. We absolutely loved two of our day nurses - Alex and Heidi. Alex even stopped by on her day off to check on Kate! Also, we had the same night nurse 2 of our 3 nights there (I believe her name is Cynthia but, I was so out of it over night that I could be wrong) and she want also amazing!!
Kate had a lot of TV time while in the hospital. Feel free to judge but, you try entertaining a 1 year old, that has been placed on isolation and cannot leave her room, for 4 days, in a small hospital room. TV becomes your BFF.
By Friday, it was nearly impossible to contain Kate! She was such a ham and was workin it for the camera!
She enjoyed snack time while watching more TV. Again, feel free to judge but, until you've been in my shoes, you have no clue what life in the hospital is like.
She looks so big standing up here!
My beautiful girl - totally unphased by the hospital life! She is my inspiration!
I'm so glad I was *that mom* and had my camera to document the past week.
Danielle, Kate's nanny, stopped by today and said Kate looked bigger - and I agree! She seems so much more grown up this weekend! Crazy to think we are just a few days away from her birthday! This year sure has flown by!