Krysta and Karen came over. They stayed with Mirah and Lucas while I was in therapy and then we spent the evening together. Karen and Mirah played together all afternoon and evening.
It took awhile for Karen to wake up. She never really woke up while I was there. She smiled at me a little and told me in a groggy voice that her stomach still hurt.
Mirah was really bummed that she couldn’t visit. So we sent a Madaline dolly to visit in her place.
We had used this doll to explain what was going on with Karen.
Karen improved lots over that first day:
Krysta posted this:
She’s home!! So sleepy but doing fantastic! Thank you everyone!!
We visited on Tuesday. Karen was still in TONS of pain. To add insult to injury, Karen had a cold and every time she coughed she was in tons of pain.
When we were there she just wanted to lay there and watch Ponyo, which was Okay with us. We love that movie. Mirah was really nervous around Karen. It was weird to have her laying down and not laughing and playing like normal. Krysta said that some of Karen’s other friends came that night too and they had a very similar reaction. It made me sad to see he in so much pain.
I expected today to be roses and rainbows, but it wasn’t. Karen has had a hard day, surgery is scary and being in pain is scary for her. She threw up dinner, but she’s still found a way to be positive. Thank you to everyone who stopped by. It helps her remember to be her old self. Hoping for a smoother day tomorrow. #littlebirdonanadventure
Things are going much better a week later and we are all so thankful that our sweet Karen is ok.