Thursday, September 04, 2008


Surprises today!!! I decided to go to the hospital late today. I had some housework that needed to be done, things to put away from our weekend, etc. I figured that since I stay the night at the hospital on Wednesdays, I'd get some things done while Ben was at school. I was just getting ready to leave when my Mom called. She told me that the hospital had been trying to get in touch with me, and when they couldn't, they called her. They had been calling my cell phone, which was in my purse and I didn't hear it. Anyway, the reason that they were calling was to let me know that they'd decided to move Elaina to the floor!!!!!! We are officially out of the PICU!!! I must say that I was not prepared for this, and so I've gone through a huge range of emotions today. I've mostly cried and cried. I can't say that I was excited when I found out. I was actually a little bit upset and frustrated! I know I'm going to sound crazy, but just yesterday they told me that she wouldn't be able to be moved anywhere until next week. We also have a meeting set up with the doctor from South Davis on Friday. The whole reason that I was looking at having Elaina go to South Davis was because we couldn't get her to the floor! Now that she's here, is South Davis really necessary? Urgh! I am very confused about the direction that we're going in now, and I'm not really sure what to do. I was also a little bit upset because they moved her to the floor before I could get to the hospital and I'm the kind of person that likes to have some control in what happens. Anyway, now that I'm here and we're all settled in, I'm feeling pretty good about the change. I love my floor nurses (I had the same ones when we started out here in May!) and they all remembered Elaina. Melissa (my favorite tech) came and loved on Elaina for a long time. She was SO happy that we were back upstairs. I know that Heavenly Father answers our prayers and that we don't get to choose the way that they are answered, this is part of His plan, and I need to just accept it as part of the miracle of her life.


carolyn q said...

I am sorry that the move happened before you could get there . . .as it would have been traumatizing for me as well. I hope that this really is the best move for Elaina and it will prove to be the next step to coming home instead of South Davis. At least now you have some room to spread out and your own facilities. . .:0)
Keeping you, Elaina, and Ben in my thoughts and prayers.
Heart Hugs,

Mimi said...

be happy, it's a change. Change usually means some sort of progress. :o)

The Portas said...

Wow, this is certainly a nice surprise! I can see where you would be a little thrown off by it all. God knows what's up, though, and will bind it all together the way it's supposed to be. Give that precious girl some loves for me. Sending you all many prayers...xoxoxo

Mommaof2 said...

How frustrating, yet exciting! Moving closer to going home... although I'm like you & like to have control!

It IS in the Father's hands & He knows whats best! Keep trusting in Him & all will be well!

Sending many prayers & much love your way! Give her big kisses from us!

Tina & Vaeh (Jon & Gabby, too):0)

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

Hi Hollie,

We came by to visit you yesterday, but I guess you weren't at the hospital yet. If you are still on the floor on Monday, I'll stop by and see you again. Maybe we could catch lunch together. I should be there around 11:45 ish... and Nathan's craniofacial clinic isn't until 1:30. Let me know... I could even bring you something there.

Good luck!

Vanessa said...

I would feel the same way. I'm so sorry they moved her before you got there, but on a good note....she is out of the PICU!!! I think going home is alot better than going to South Davis. Hopefully this is the direction you are headed.



Christina said...

You continue to be in my prayer i hope that things continue in this direction.

summer said...

This is great news!! Sorry it has been such an emotional roller coaster though. Hang in there. You are amazing.
With much love,
Summer Strickland, Mason's Mommy

Kathy said...

I don't know about your hospital..but, isn't being on the "floor"...just like being at home. Don't you do more of the caregiving on the floor?? If that's the just tell them you're packing up and going home. They can get you a nurse to come in a few hours each put your foot down. It gets exhausting living in a hospital...especially when you have other children that need you to.

Let me know if you need me to come up and "get your back"...I'll be right there.

Djinni said...

Wow! Elaina has had some miracles. I'm so glad it was good news they were trying to get a hold of you for. I've been wondering for days how you all are doing. I am glad to hear that Elaina is improving enough to move to the floor. Hugs, Djinni

Cynthia said...

Wow! What a change!
I am hoping this means you and that sweet baby girl can go home very soon.
Keeping you in my prayers!