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Yes, Maddison sat for the first time unassisted (apart from her brace) !! She did it a couple times, but only for a second or so, but I'm totally going to count it!
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Maddison seems to be feeling a bit better today, and her chest X-ray today came but that her lungs are a irritated, but no signs of pneumonia!
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This means things are good to go for her J tube procedure tomorrow, which she is booked for at 9:45am. It's not a very complicated procedure, but she will be under anesthetic for it.
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She unfortunately lost the 10 g she gained yesterday, but things should be better tomorrow, fingers crossed everything goes according to plan.
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#babygirl #medicallycomplex #bornunabletoswallow #specialneedsmom #specialneedsjourney #momlife #motheringishard 
#instamotherhood #honestmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #oneyearold #tubefed #gtube #tubie #reflux #fedisbest #developmentaldelay #braindamagedbaby #smallbaby #sickkids #jtube #gjtube #hospitalstay #bcchildrenshospital #hipdysplasia #spicacast #rhinocruiser #failuretothrive #milestones
Yes, Maddison sat for the first time unassisted (apart from her brace) !! She did it a couple times, but only for a second or so, but I'm totally going to count it! . Maddison seems to be feeling a bit better today, and her chest X-ray today came but that her lungs are a irritated, but no signs of pneumonia! . This means things are good to go for her J tube procedure tomorrow, which she is booked for at 9:45am. It's not a very complicated procedure, but she will be under anesthetic for it. . She unfortunately lost the 10 g she gained yesterday, but things should be better tomorrow, fingers crossed everything goes according to plan. . . . #babygirl  #medicallycomplex  #bornunabletoswallow  #specialneedsmom  #specialneedsjourney  #momlife  #motheringishard  #instamotherhood  #honestmotherhood  #motherhoodunplugged  #oneyearold  #tubefed  #gtube  #tubie  #reflux  #fedisbest  #developmentaldelay  #braindamagedbaby  #smallbaby  #sickkids  #jtube  #gjtube  #hospitalstay  #bcchildrenshospital  #hipdysplasia  #spicacast  #rhinocruiser  #failuretothrive  #milestones 
Lora had the selfie side on and caught dad sleeping with her blanket. 
#hospitalstay #flowersfromvanessa. #itsagirl
Hello, my loves. So I am still here. Ugggh, they don't make it easy lol. Everything is super slow, I guess they just love me so much and they don't want me to go. Anyway, really hope to go home today. Miss my precious babies. On a good note, look at this salad. The hospital staff is understanding and trying to make my stay easier. Last night I had eggplant with breadcrumbs and tomato sauce. It was really good.And for lunch I had homemade potatoes and a mushroom burger. One more time proves, that you can be vegan in any place. No excuses. If you don't ask, if you don't demand, how will they know? Educate people around you. Lots of people are curious and want to know more, but don't know who to ask. Don't judge, just educate. At this point, I just want to sleep in my bed, and really miss my kitchen. Happy that after long 4 months, I finally got an official diagnoses, so I can take it from there. So thank you my friends, I know some of you deeply care about me.Ну что мои дороги, я все ещё пока тут. Уже честно надоело, уже хочу побыстрее домой. Тут работники конечно медленные и никуда не спешат. А я так хочу к свои деткам. Не видала их больше недели , и просто хочу обнять и расцеловать, крепко-крепко. Хорошо, что хоть с едой нет особых проблем. Работники кухни стараются приготовить вкусненькое . Вчера ела синие под томатным соусом и рис. А на обед был грибной бургер и картошечка. Ещё раз доказывает, что не сложно быть веганом. Просто надо говорить с ними, и я уверена , что нормальный человек поймёт. Вообщем, спасибо всем за огромную поддержку. Я очень рада что после долгих 4х месяцев наконец то поставили диагноз. Я если честно, уже сходила просто с ума . #veganfood#veganlife#hospitalstay#hospitalfood#recoveryisworthit#fightforlife#diagnosed#plantbasedfood#foodismedicine#eathealthyfoods#eathealthyeveryday#vegabfamily#vegauntilidie#israelivegan#arabvegans#moldovavegan#europeanvegan#arabjew#veganfortheplant#salads#saladbowl#saladrecipe#vitamins#веган#веганам#веганка#веганство#
Hello, my loves. So I am still here. Ugggh, they don't make it easy lol. Everything is super slow, I guess they just love me so much and they don't want me to go. Anyway, really hope to go home today. Miss my precious babies. On a good note, look at this salad. The hospital staff is understanding and trying to make my stay easier. Last night I had eggplant with breadcrumbs and tomato sauce. It was really good.And for lunch I had homemade potatoes and a mushroom burger. One more time proves, that you can be vegan in any place. No excuses. If you don't ask, if you don't demand, how will they know? Educate people around you. Lots of people are curious and want to know more, but don't know who to ask. Don't judge, just educate. At this point, I just want to sleep in my bed, and really miss my kitchen. Happy that after long 4 months, I finally got an official diagnoses, so I can take it from there. So thank you my friends, I know some of you deeply care about me.Ну что мои дороги, я все ещё пока тут. Уже честно надоело, уже хочу побыстрее домой. Тут работники конечно медленные и никуда не спешат. А я так хочу к свои деткам. Не видала их больше недели , и просто хочу обнять и расцеловать, крепко-крепко. Хорошо, что хоть с едой нет особых проблем. Работники кухни стараются приготовить вкусненькое . Вчера ела синие под томатным соусом и рис. А на обед был грибной бургер и картошечка. Ещё раз доказывает, что не сложно быть веганом. Просто надо говорить с ними, и я уверена , что нормальный человек поймёт. Вообщем, спасибо всем за огромную поддержку. Я очень рада что после долгих 4х месяцев наконец то поставили диагноз. Я если честно, уже сходила просто с ума . #veganfood #veganlife #hospitalstay #hospitalfood #recoveryisworthit #fightforlife #diagnosed #plantbasedfood #foodismedicine #eathealthyfoods #eathealthyeveryday #vegabfamily #vegauntilidie #israelivegan #arabvegans #moldovavegan #europeanvegan #arabjew #veganfortheplant #salads #saladbowl #saladrecipe #vitamins #веган #веганам #веганка #веганство #
Many of you DM me asking what I took to the hospital. Here it is guys.

Leggings and oversized shirt.
A pancho or sweater
Slippers
Socks and panties
My phone and charger
Toothbrush and mouthwash; my mouth was super dry after wards
Lip balm and body lotion
Hairbrush and ties
My wallet and jewelry was taken but kept with my family

#vsg #surgeryday #hospitalstay #vsgtips #proteinprincess
Many of you DM me asking what I took to the hospital. Here it is guys. Leggings and oversized shirt. A pancho or sweater Slippers Socks and panties My phone and charger Toothbrush and mouthwash; my mouth was super dry after wards Lip balm and body lotion Hairbrush and ties My wallet and jewelry was taken but kept with my family #vsg  #surgeryday  #hospitalstay  #vsgtips  #proteinprincess 
Snuggled up next to Ollie on his hospital bed while watching the sunset. No complaints about this view. #hospitalbed #hospitalstay #ollieisfine #aiikuhospital
#HospitalStay they think I might have kidney stones. I'm doing okay now I feel much better but they are unsure about what it is still
#HospitalStay  they think I might have kidney stones. I'm doing okay now I feel much better but they are unsure about what it is still
Bedsharing w/ baby girl bcoz she refuses to sleep in the bassinet they provided. Luckily we're in a pediatrics room with double beds. Hubby and Teej in one bed. Baby girl and I in the other 😂 slumber party on the pediatrics floor ❤️👌🏾💯💕 #momlife #mom #motherhood #boymom #girlmom #toddler #toddlermom #hospitalstay #hospital #vlog #vlogger #familyvloggers #youtuber #youtubemom #momsofinstagram #thekeitolife
Our digs at Oakville Hospital... not too shabby.
#hospital #digs #quarentine #hospitalstay #mybabygirl
No adventures for a little while for me. In hospital after a planned surgery but with unplanned complications. Safe and sound for now with excellent care and beautiful reminders of home. Soft #lyrebird feathers in this beautiful posey gifted from a thoughtful friend are waving under the aircon and bringing me all the messages I need. Feeling the #love ❤️ #bushwalkingmama  #hospitalstay #restishealing
No adventures for a little while for me. In hospital after a planned surgery but with unplanned complications. Safe and sound for now with excellent care and beautiful reminders of home. Soft #lyrebird  feathers in this beautiful posey gifted from a thoughtful friend are waving under the aircon and bringing me all the messages I need. Feeling the #love  ❤️ #bushwalkingmama  #hospitalstay  #restishealing 
This #littleguy is always up for an adventure, after last months #hospitalstay for his #babysister we took a #manday and went out with the @northeast_flatlanders to have some #specialtime. The Jeep is a great distraction and outlet for both of us when things get crazy -
#kidslovejeeps #cliffordthebigredjeep #explore
Just the top portion of my hospital bill.... really appreciate everyone who has reached out and checked on me. Thank you thank you thank you 💗🙏🏼
Just the top portion of my hospital bill.... really appreciate everyone who has reached out and checked on me. Thank you thank you thank you 💗🙏🏼
"All I want is a room with a view..." Here I am in hospital, my 4th day here. 37 weeks and 3 days into my pregnancy. They're hoping I'll be out by Christmas. Missing my boys so much and it's crazy how much I'm missing out on during this festive season. However, I am being looked after and me and baby are both fine so it's very important to remember that. Remembering to live in the moment, not stress about the future or things that I can not control and feeling extremely lucky for all the wonderful people in my life who are supporting me and my family right now. ❤️ #pregnancy #37weekspregnant #merrychristmasbaby #christmasbaby #thirdboyontheway #motherofboys #motherhood #thethingswedo #bedrest #bedrestlife #mindfulness #mymindfullife #bethankful #lovelife #positivethoughts #positiveperspective #innercalm #hospitalstay #lookafteryourself #importantthingsinlife #steady #lookatthebeautifulsky #bluesky #blueview #waitingforbaby #christmas2018 #noticethelittlethings #gowiththeflow #mindfulmoments
"All I want is a room with a view..." Here I am in hospital, my 4th day here. 37 weeks and 3 days into my pregnancy. They're hoping I'll be out by Christmas. Missing my boys so much and it's crazy how much I'm missing out on during this festive season. However, I am being looked after and me and baby are both fine so it's very important to remember that. Remembering to live in the moment, not stress about the future or things that I can not control and feeling extremely lucky for all the wonderful people in my life who are supporting me and my family right now. ❤️ #pregnancy  #37weekspregnant  #merrychristmasbaby  #christmasbaby  #thirdboyontheway  #motherofboys  #motherhood  #thethingswedo  #bedrest  #bedrestlife  #mindfulness  #mymindfullife  #bethankful  #lovelife  #positivethoughts  #positiveperspective  #innercalm  #hospitalstay  #lookafteryourself  #importantthingsinlife  #steady  #lookatthebeautifulsky  #bluesky  #blueview  #waitingforbaby  #christmas2018  #noticethelittlethings  #gowiththeflow  #mindfulmoments 
Sepsis Round 2
Sepsis Round 2
Eats from our hospital stay last week...quorn in a capsicum sauce with buckwheat, a bowl of soup and a small green salad and a sugared dairy yoghurt.

Tried here and there.

#lunch #whatsickchildreneatinhospital #hospitalstay #unhealthyinhospital #noveganmeal
“Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods? Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet...”
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I’ve been struggling to find the words for this post, and I fear I still don’t have them yet, but I’m going to try my best to explain anyways. For 4 days and 3 nights I stayed in the psychiatric ward due to severe suicidal thoughts. Depression/Anxiety/Suicidal Thoughts are nothing new to me, and for many years I suffered in silence. Not knowing what was happening, who I could turn to, and fear that no one would believe me in the first place. Finally realizing I couldn’t do it alone anymore, I voluntarily admitted myself. Though I am doing much better, the journey in far from over. Mental illnesses aren’t something that can be fixed over night, or in a few days. Just like a major injury to your body, it takes time to heal, and if you ignored it long enough, it takes even longer to re-adjust to how it should be. But I am a warrior, and no matter how badly I want to give up, or how weak I may be, I have an army standing behind me ready to help me fight. .
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#depression #anxiety #depressionrecovery #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #imawarrior #semicolontattoo #semicolonproject #projectsemicolon #hospitalstay #psychiatrichospital #hospitalbracelet #mystoryisntoveryet #endthestigma #suicideawareness
“Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods yet? Are we out of the woods? Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet? Are we in the clear yet? In the clear yet...” ~ I’ve been struggling to find the words for this post, and I fear I still don’t have them yet, but I’m going to try my best to explain anyways. For 4 days and 3 nights I stayed in the psychiatric ward due to severe suicidal thoughts. Depression/Anxiety/Suicidal Thoughts are nothing new to me, and for many years I suffered in silence. Not knowing what was happening, who I could turn to, and fear that no one would believe me in the first place. Finally realizing I couldn’t do it alone anymore, I voluntarily admitted myself. Though I am doing much better, the journey in far from over. Mental illnesses aren’t something that can be fixed over night, or in a few days. Just like a major injury to your body, it takes time to heal, and if you ignored it long enough, it takes even longer to re-adjust to how it should be. But I am a warrior, and no matter how badly I want to give up, or how weak I may be, I have an army standing behind me ready to help me fight. . . . #depression  #anxiety  #depressionrecovery  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #imawarrior  #semicolontattoo  #semicolonproject  #projectsemicolon  #hospitalstay  #psychiatrichospital  #hospitalbracelet  #mystoryisntoveryet  #endthestigma  #suicideawareness 
If your wondering what this "miracle" smoothie was that has saved me from post-surgery nausea two years in a row, I'll tell ya 😉: It's the peanut-butter and jelly smoothie from @theproteinbar with blueberries and strawberries 🍓 , organic peanut butter, almond milk, and I chose light agave instead of the traditional amount added. --------
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This year I got what I wanted for Christmas 🎄: the 2 rods and 10 screws removed from my spine when the surgeons never thought my spine would be stable enough after spinal cord injury and being victim of a drunk driving crash! God is good and I'm so grateful to my surgeons! For more of my story, check out @peeing_is_overrated_the_film .
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Let me reiterate: This is NOT only a great smoothie, but literally has kept me from wanting to hurl after a ton of pain meds. @northwesternmedicine .
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#foodography #lifeaftersci #hospitalstay #glutenfree #dairyfree #aftersurgery #hardwareremoval #proteinbar #smoothies #healthyhospitalfood #northwesternmedicine #neurosurgery #journey #foodporn #documentary #foodie #god #prayer #hope #strength #strongwomen #womeninfilm #womenempoweringwomen #spinalfusion #spinalcordinjury #paleo #paleoporn #surgeries #dontdrinkanddrive #disability
If your wondering what this "miracle" smoothie was that has saved me from post-surgery nausea two years in a row, I'll tell ya 😉: It's the peanut-butter and jelly smoothie from @theproteinbar with blueberries and strawberries 🍓 , organic peanut butter, almond milk, and I chose light agave instead of the traditional amount added. -------- - This year I got what I wanted for Christmas 🎄: the 2 rods and 10 screws removed from my spine when the surgeons never thought my spine would be stable enough after spinal cord injury and being victim of a drunk driving crash! God is good and I'm so grateful to my surgeons! For more of my story, check out @peeing_is_overrated_the_film . -------- Let me reiterate: This is NOT only a great smoothie, but literally has kept me from wanting to hurl after a ton of pain meds. @northwesternmedicine . . . . . #foodography  #lifeaftersci  #hospitalstay  #glutenfree  #dairyfree  #aftersurgery  #hardwareremoval  #proteinbar  #smoothies  #healthyhospitalfood  #northwesternmedicine  #neurosurgery  #journey  #foodporn  #documentary  #foodie  #god  #prayer  #hope  #strength  #strongwomen  #womeninfilm  #womenempoweringwomen  #spinalfusion  #spinalcordinjury  #paleo  #paleoporn  #surgeries  #dontdrinkanddrive  #disability 
Yesterday wasn’t fun... 🏥💉💊
Yesterday wasn’t fun... 🏥💉💊
Lora had the selfie side on and caught dad sleeping with her blanket. 
#hospitalstay #flowersfromvanessa. #itsagirl
Hello, my loves. So I am still here. Ugggh, they don't make it easy lol. Everything is super slow, I guess they just love me so much and they don't want me to go. Anyway, really hope to go home today. Miss my precious babies. On a good note, look at this salad. The hospital staff is understanding and trying to make my stay easier. Last night I had eggplant with breadcrumbs and tomato sauce. It was really good.And for lunch I had homemade potatoes and a mushroom burger. One more time proves, that you can be vegan in any place. No excuses. If you don't ask, if you don't demand, how will they know? Educate people around you. Lots of people are curious and want to know more, but don't know who to ask. Don't judge, just educate. At this point, I just want to sleep in my bed, and really miss my kitchen. Happy that after long 4 months, I finally got an official diagnoses, so I can take it from there. So thank you my friends, I know some of you deeply care about me.Ну что мои дороги, я все ещё пока тут. Уже честно надоело, уже хочу побыстрее домой. Тут работники конечно медленные и никуда не спешат. А я так хочу к свои деткам. Не видала их больше недели , и просто хочу обнять и расцеловать, крепко-крепко. Хорошо, что хоть с едой нет особых проблем. Работники кухни стараются приготовить вкусненькое . Вчера ела синие под томатным соусом и рис. А на обед был грибной бургер и картошечка. Ещё раз доказывает, что не сложно быть веганом. Просто надо говорить с ними, и я уверена , что нормальный человек поймёт. Вообщем, спасибо всем за огромную поддержку. Я очень рада что после долгих 4х месяцев наконец то поставили диагноз. Я если честно, уже сходила просто с ума . #veganfood#veganlife#hospitalstay#hospitalfood#recoveryisworthit#fightforlife#diagnosed#plantbasedfood#foodismedicine#eathealthyfoods#eathealthyeveryday#vegabfamily#vegauntilidie#israelivegan#arabvegans#moldovavegan#europeanvegan#arabjew#veganfortheplant#salads#saladbowl#saladrecipe#vitamins#веган#веганам#веганка#веганство#
Hello, my loves. So I am still here. Ugggh, they don't make it easy lol. Everything is super slow, I guess they just love me so much and they don't want me to go. Anyway, really hope to go home today. Miss my precious babies. On a good note, look at this salad. The hospital staff is understanding and trying to make my stay easier. Last night I had eggplant with breadcrumbs and tomato sauce. It was really good.And for lunch I had homemade potatoes and a mushroom burger. One more time proves, that you can be vegan in any place. No excuses. If you don't ask, if you don't demand, how will they know? Educate people around you. Lots of people are curious and want to know more, but don't know who to ask. Don't judge, just educate. At this point, I just want to sleep in my bed, and really miss my kitchen. Happy that after long 4 months, I finally got an official diagnoses, so I can take it from there. So thank you my friends, I know some of you deeply care about me.Ну что мои дороги, я все ещё пока тут. Уже честно надоело, уже хочу побыстрее домой. Тут работники конечно медленные и никуда не спешат. А я так хочу к свои деткам. Не видала их больше недели , и просто хочу обнять и расцеловать, крепко-крепко. Хорошо, что хоть с едой нет особых проблем. Работники кухни стараются приготовить вкусненькое . Вчера ела синие под томатным соусом и рис. А на обед был грибной бургер и картошечка. Ещё раз доказывает, что не сложно быть веганом. Просто надо говорить с ними, и я уверена , что нормальный человек поймёт. Вообщем, спасибо всем за огромную поддержку. Я очень рада что после долгих 4х месяцев наконец то поставили диагноз. Я если честно, уже сходила просто с ума . #veganfood #veganlife #hospitalstay #hospitalfood #recoveryisworthit #fightforlife #diagnosed #plantbasedfood #foodismedicine #eathealthyfoods #eathealthyeveryday #vegabfamily #vegauntilidie #israelivegan #arabvegans #moldovavegan #europeanvegan #arabjew #veganfortheplant #salads #saladbowl #saladrecipe #vitamins #веган #веганам #веганка #веганство #
Vlog with all the details from my first oncology appointment is up. Other than the doctor being an hour late and getting stuck in 90 minutes of rush hour traffic on the way home it went really well! Really like the doctor and feel much more at ease knowing what the plan is going forward. Also the doctors office has the most beautiful  decorations everywhere that made me smile 😊
Vlog with all the details from my first oncology appointment is up. Other than the doctor being an hour late and getting stuck in 90 minutes of rush hour traffic on the way home it went really well! Really like the doctor and feel much more at ease knowing what the plan is going forward. Also the doctors office has the most beautiful decorations everywhere that made me smile 😊
from @lifeoncasslane -  Can’t believe this photo was taken more than three years ago. So much has happened ( multiple treatments, a stem cell transplant, pneumonia a few times, sinus surgeries, chronic GVHD flare ups...etc). My most recent hospital stay—a total of 10 days, where I even missed Thanksgiving and Beckham’s 3rd birthday—took me back to all the feelings I felt in this picture. 
It didn’t take long for memories to resurface—from the bliss of holding my new baby boy to the pain seeing him attached to several machines because of his early arrival (due to my diagnosis so I could start chemo ASAP) and my first round of chemo (only 4 days after giving birth), really screwed with my head. 
It’d been nearly 8or 9 months since I’ve had a stayed in a hospital and overnight. Every scent, seeing familiar faces, hearing the annoying beeps from my IV pump, really took me back to the beginning of these tumultuous last 3 years. And now I’m in a funk I can’t seem to shake. Does this happen to you? When you feel like things keep knocking you down at every turn m, how do you deal?!?New post in profile revealing all the exclusive deets from my latest #hospitalstay and how my body and hope for better health seems more and more unlikely in my future. I need some inspiration... any ideas?
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from @lifeoncasslane - Can’t believe this photo was taken more than three years ago. So much has happened ( multiple treatments, a stem cell transplant, pneumonia a few times, sinus surgeries, chronic GVHD flare ups...etc). My most recent hospital stay—a total of 10 days, where I even missed Thanksgiving and Beckham’s 3rd birthday—took me back to all the feelings I felt in this picture. It didn’t take long for memories to resurface—from the bliss of holding my new baby boy to the pain seeing him attached to several machines because of his early arrival (due to my diagnosis so I could start chemo ASAP) and my first round of chemo (only 4 days after giving birth), really screwed with my head. It’d been nearly 8or 9 months since I’ve had a stayed in a hospital and overnight. Every scent, seeing familiar faces, hearing the annoying beeps from my IV pump, really took me back to the beginning of these tumultuous last 3 years. And now I’m in a funk I can’t seem to shake. Does this happen to you? When you feel like things keep knocking you down at every turn m, how do you deal?!?New post in profile revealing all the exclusive deets from my latest #hospitalstay  and how my body and hope for better health seems more and more unlikely in my future. I need some inspiration... any ideas? . . . . . . =============================== 💪Follow @weare.survivors 📲 Tag us your story 💻 Click link in bio (www.survivorstore.org) to get Cancer Survivor Merchandise
7 days, 7 black and white photos of your life. No pets, no people, no explanations.
Challenge someone everyday! 2/7
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7 days, 7 black and white photos of your life. No pets, no people, no explanations. Challenge someone everyday! 2/7 Challenging @gioofrog 🐸 . . . . #hospital  #hospitality  #hospitals  #hospitallife  #hospitalidade  #hospitalglam  #interiordesign  #hospitalssuck  #hospitalstay  #surgery  #hospitalvisit  #hospitaldiaries  #design  #interiordesign  #interior  #designer  #homedecor  #interior123  #decor  #interiordecor  #designs  #logo  #interiorstyling  #architecture  #interiores  #decoration  #interiorandhome 
Snuggled up next to Ollie on his hospital bed while watching the sunset. No complaints about this view. #hospitalbed #hospitalstay #ollieisfine #aiikuhospital
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December 11th. You are not my favorite day. However, a day I will always remember. 💔
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It was two years ago yesterday that started out like a normal day. My mom had stayed a few days after Kendyl's wonderful blessing day and she was going home that day. I took her to the airport and then headed to Kendyl's two month follow up visit with her pediatrician. --
I remember Kendyl threw up 3 times during the visit, she hadn't gained any weight, and they decided to get blood work. I left that day knowing something was wrong with my baby but I didn't know what. I completely melted as I drove away and called Zach in tears. 😭
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It was that day we first heard the words Biliary Atresia. It was the first time I remember ever being grateful for my liver or interested in what your liver does for you body. It was the first time I heard, "Your baby has a rare life-threatening liver disease." 😥
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A long two years later here we are yesterday. It has been a rough few weeks with our little fighter. Yesterday we had labs, an ultrasound, and then a clinic visit. 
Because of worry I packed my bag and was ready and prepared to stay just in case. However, as we got to the clinic they were all smiles and excited to say that Kendyl's liver labs looked "perfect" as they said. --
Then as they examined her they noticed she was working harder than normal to breathe. She had a cough and they thought her color was a little off. They checked her vitals and noticed her oxygen was low. We were then told she needed to stay after all. Hours later after more labs, iv placed for fluids, a chest X-ray, and waiting we were told she has pneumonia. 😩
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It seemed fitting that it would be on December 11th. I am grateful for her amazing liver team that truly cares. I am grateful this is not a "liver" visit. Liver is happy, surgery is working, and in some ways this is a "normal" thing that can happen with kiddos this time of year. --
As much as I don't want to be here I know she needs to be here. She is already doing much better! We are hoping it will only be a few days at most and we can take her home, get some rest, and we can all be healthy for Christmas. 🤞🎄
{Condensed Post} December 11th. You are not my favorite day. However, a day I will always remember. 💔 -- It was two years ago yesterday that started out like a normal day. My mom had stayed a few days after Kendyl's wonderful blessing day and she was going home that day. I took her to the airport and then headed to Kendyl's two month follow up visit with her pediatrician. -- I remember Kendyl threw up 3 times during the visit, she hadn't gained any weight, and they decided to get blood work. I left that day knowing something was wrong with my baby but I didn't know what. I completely melted as I drove away and called Zach in tears. 😭 -- It was that day we first heard the words Biliary Atresia. It was the first time I remember ever being grateful for my liver or interested in what your liver does for you body. It was the first time I heard, "Your baby has a rare life-threatening liver disease." 😥 -- A long two years later here we are yesterday. It has been a rough few weeks with our little fighter. Yesterday we had labs, an ultrasound, and then a clinic visit. Because of worry I packed my bag and was ready and prepared to stay just in case. However, as we got to the clinic they were all smiles and excited to say that Kendyl's liver labs looked "perfect" as they said. -- Then as they examined her they noticed she was working harder than normal to breathe. She had a cough and they thought her color was a little off. They checked her vitals and noticed her oxygen was low. We were then told she needed to stay after all. Hours later after more labs, iv placed for fluids, a chest X-ray, and waiting we were told she has pneumonia. 😩 -- It seemed fitting that it would be on December 11th. I am grateful for her amazing liver team that truly cares. I am grateful this is not a "liver" visit. Liver is happy, surgery is working, and in some ways this is a "normal" thing that can happen with kiddos this time of year. -- As much as I don't want to be here I know she needs to be here. She is already doing much better! We are hoping it will only be a few days at most and we can take her home, get some rest, and we can all be healthy for Christmas. 🤞🎄
All I can show since the rest looks pretty rough!  #hospital #fashionsocks #massagingleggings #surgery #hospitalstay #hospitalbed #doublecervicaldiscreplacement #feelinggross 😷 👨‍⚕️ 🏩🏥
Oncology appointment today went well 👍 will have a full update on tomorrow's vlog. Right now we are really hoping my bloodwork shows that I'm nutritionally stable enough for surgery so 🤞
Oncology appointment today went well 👍 will have a full update on tomorrow's vlog. Right now we are really hoping my bloodwork shows that I'm nutritionally stable enough for surgery so 🤞
Taranaki Base and Hawera Hospitals now have #free #WiFi for patients and visitors thanks to @primowireless, whose founder Matthew Harrison gifted connectivity to Taranaki District Health Board.  Look for ‘FreePrimoWireless’ in your WiFi settings while at #TaranakiBaseHospital and #HaweraHospital. Check out the full article on Stuff Health News or copy and paste the following link: bit.ly/Wifiarticle .
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#hospitalstay #hospitals #caringfortaranaki #taranakipeople #primo #wireless #stayconnected #tdhb #hawera #newplymouth #taranaki #taranakibusiness #taranaki_nz #taranakilikenoother #taranakisummer #taranakiproud
Taranaki Base and Hawera Hospitals now have #free  #WiFi  for patients and visitors thanks to @primowireless, whose founder Matthew Harrison gifted connectivity to Taranaki District Health Board. Look for ‘FreePrimoWireless’ in your WiFi settings while at #TaranakiBaseHospital  and #HaweraHospital . Check out the full article on Stuff Health News or copy and paste the following link: bit.ly/Wifiarticle . . . . . . . . . . . . #hospitalstay  #hospitals  #caringfortaranaki  #taranakipeople  #primo  #wireless  #stayconnected  #tdhb  #hawera  #newplymouth  #taranaki  #taranakibusiness  #taranaki_nz  #taranakilikenoother  #taranakisummer  #taranakiproud 
So this happened - blue for 2hours, orange for 2days, pink for 3weeks 💪
#ootd #aftersurgery
So this happened - blue for 2hours, orange for 2days, pink for 3weeks 💪 #ootd  #aftersurgery 
When the super lovely Rachel Locke, sends you an amazing surprise get well present, in the form of light up unicorn slippers! 💖🦄 They’re absolutely amazing, & I literally can’t thank you enough! You put the biggest smile on my face! 😊😘💖 #unicorn #unicornslippers #lightupslippers #getwell #surprise #present #amazing #cozy #slippers #poorly #recovery #hospitalstay
We’ve come across a lot of people during our stay here at the hospital and most of them have been really lovely. The two people that have really stood out are the housekeeping staff members that have been with us the whole time. They have been incredibly kind, even when Isaac was at his absolute worst and screaming consistently they treated him with kindness and love. When he spilled the candy from his gingerbread house right after the housekeeping washed his floor and they had to come right back to clean again they smiled and reassured us that they didn’t mind. As Isaac started to feel better he began to notice these kind-hearted people. He made fast friends and decided that he would like to play housekeeping. To these two gentleman and all the hidden stars (volunteers from the playroom, the sweet  ultrasound tech who took her time to play I spy and talk about Thomas the Train, the social worker who listened to me cry, the child life specialists who spent hours playing with us, and many more) you make this place magical. It is a scary time for parents and kids alike and you make it so the scary things aren’t quite so bad. #ach #albertachildrenshospital #lovewhatmatters #sickkids #hospitalstay
We’ve come across a lot of people during our stay here at the hospital and most of them have been really lovely. The two people that have really stood out are the housekeeping staff members that have been with us the whole time. They have been incredibly kind, even when Isaac was at his absolute worst and screaming consistently they treated him with kindness and love. When he spilled the candy from his gingerbread house right after the housekeeping washed his floor and they had to come right back to clean again they smiled and reassured us that they didn’t mind. As Isaac started to feel better he began to notice these kind-hearted people. He made fast friends and decided that he would like to play housekeeping. To these two gentleman and all the hidden stars (volunteers from the playroom, the sweet ultrasound tech who took her time to play I spy and talk about Thomas the Train, the social worker who listened to me cry, the child life specialists who spent hours playing with us, and many more) you make this place magical. It is a scary time for parents and kids alike and you make it so the scary things aren’t quite so bad. #ach  #albertachildrenshospital  #lovewhatmatters  #sickkids  #hospitalstay 
Thank you for all the texts and messages ❤️. Mr. #gooberdan1616 is out of surgery and recovering! He had a tough time getting comfortable but is now napping on Mama ❤️ #stpaulchildrens #surgery #somuchplastic #breastmilkforthewin #breastfeedingtoddler #chronicstrep #nomoretonsilsclub #hospitalstay
Breakfast at the hospital with my little sister @fish.savannah  we had to stay the night for are second sleep test and we got the same like last time gravy over biscuits and bacon and a yummy chocolate donut and Coke Zero to drink the potatoes are new and they are delicious the staff is always so friendly here and very kind and always have a smile on there face. It’s hard living with a chronic illness but with God I can stay strong his strength give me strength and I will always love for him. #livingwithepilepsy #livingwithanxiety #epilepsy #chrinicillness #sleepapnea #hospitalbed #hospitalstay #epilepsysucks #chocolatedonuts #bacon #gravyoverbiscuits #potatoes #cokezero #epilepsyjourney #myhelpcomesfromgod #ilovejesus #jesuslovesme
Breakfast at the hospital with my little sister @fish.savannah we had to stay the night for are second sleep test and we got the same like last time gravy over biscuits and bacon and a yummy chocolate donut and Coke Zero to drink the potatoes are new and they are delicious the staff is always so friendly here and very kind and always have a smile on there face. It’s hard living with a chronic illness but with God I can stay strong his strength give me strength and I will always love for him. #livingwithepilepsy  #livingwithanxiety  #epilepsy  #chrinicillness  #sleepapnea  #hospitalbed  #hospitalstay  #epilepsysucks  #chocolatedonuts  #bacon  #gravyoverbiscuits  #potatoes  #cokezero  #epilepsyjourney  #myhelpcomesfromgod  #ilovejesus  #jesuslovesme 
Be carefull when you work on a bike. Never touch the chain with the engine started. This must not be last one without a finger 🤐🤐🤐#hospital #hospitality #hospitals #hospitallife #hospitalidade #hospitalfood #hospitalglam #hospitalitylife #hospitalgown #hospitalchic #hospitalized #interiordesign #hospitalssuck #hospitalstay #surgery #bizarre  #motocross #moto #motorbike
When your in the hospital for your 8th overall surgery since 2014, and @theproteinbar smoothie (peanut-butter jelly- light agave) is the only thing that prevents you from wanting to throw up from all of the meds. ---------
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A 25-day stay at your hospital after being hit -head-on by a wrong way drunk driver in 2014 and 7 surgeries overall (at NMH) after being transferred from the hospital I was originally taken to, I am so grateful for all of the amazing care, nurses, doctors, residents, surgeons, anesthesiologists, all other medical staff, the food deliverers, housekeeping staff, and of course, everyone else who makes things run smoothly. My stay couldn't have been better. The quality of care is superb and of course in this photo it  helps that I have access to other great food options on site.
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Thanks Protein Bar: You've saved me two years in a row from even more awful nausea after surgery.
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Thank-you Megan, Rose and Doreen, Julia, Erica, Niki, and Mirana (I may have missed some!). You were the best nurses/PCTs this last stay! Bridget, you were the best post-op nurse ever! And of course my amazing neurosurgeon Dr. Smith who has been with me since day 1 and wanted this surgery for me as much as I wanted it! ----------
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For more about my story, follow me @peeing_is_overrated_the_film !
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#film #lifeaftersci #hospitalstay #glutenfree #dairyfree #aftersurgery #thelittlethings #proteinbar #smoothies #healthyhospitalfood #northwesternmedicine #neurosurgery #journey #perspective #documentary #mystory #god #prayer #hope #strength #strongwomen #womeninfilm #womenempoweringwomen #spinalfusion #spinalcordinjury  #encouragement #quotes #surgeries #dontdrinkanddrive #disability
When your in the hospital for your 8th overall surgery since 2014, and @theproteinbar smoothie (peanut-butter jelly- light agave) is the only thing that prevents you from wanting to throw up from all of the meds. --------- ------- Thank-you @northwesternmedicine for always taking such great care of me. -------- - A 25-day stay at your hospital after being hit -head-on by a wrong way drunk driver in 2014 and 7 surgeries overall (at NMH) after being transferred from the hospital I was originally taken to, I am so grateful for all of the amazing care, nurses, doctors, residents, surgeons, anesthesiologists, all other medical staff, the food deliverers, housekeeping staff, and of course, everyone else who makes things run smoothly. My stay couldn't have been better. The quality of care is superb and of course in this photo it helps that I have access to other great food options on site. --------- - Thanks Protein Bar: You've saved me two years in a row from even more awful nausea after surgery. ------- Thank-you Megan, Rose and Doreen, Julia, Erica, Niki, and Mirana (I may have missed some!). You were the best nurses/PCTs this last stay! Bridget, you were the best post-op nurse ever! And of course my amazing neurosurgeon Dr. Smith who has been with me since day 1 and wanted this surgery for me as much as I wanted it! ---------- - For more about my story, follow me @peeing_is_overrated_the_film ! . . . . . #film  #lifeaftersci  #hospitalstay  #glutenfree  #dairyfree  #aftersurgery  #thelittlethings  #proteinbar  #smoothies  #healthyhospitalfood  #northwesternmedicine  #neurosurgery  #journey  #perspective  #documentary  #mystory  #god  #prayer  #hope  #strength  #strongwomen  #womeninfilm  #womenempoweringwomen  #spinalfusion  #spinalcordinjury  #encouragement  #quotes  #surgeries  #dontdrinkanddrive  #disability