Monday, December 3, 2012

The Aftermath

Erin came home from the hospital on Friday. I'm not gonna lie, the first couple of days were REALLY hard to watch. She seemed to be getting muscle spasms on one side that were causing these huge waves of excruciating pain. She had a tough time getting comfortable, or being able to sleep for longer periods of time. Luckily, after a phone call to the nurse explaining the pain, they prescribed her some Valium. I think that was key for her finally being able to get a couple hours of sleep here and there with dulled pain. Getting in and out of her bed proved to be a little bit of an issue as the bed is a rather high off the ground. Luckily, Dan was able to makeshift her a little step so that it's easier for her to maneuver. Her saving grace seems to be a hot shower. Apparently,  if you smell okay, the pain doesn't seem as bad, ha ha. We had a little bit of trouble when Carter accidentally threw her cell phone right at Erin's chest- but other than that, the kids have really been good about being extra careful around Mommy.

Erin has been making more trips downstairs, moving a little bit easier, and even took a little walk down the street yesterday to get some fresh air.

It's just a matter of one day at a time.



  1. You got this girl! I am thinking about you. It gets better, I swear it does. But those first few weeks are gonna be rough. Don't be a hero take the meds and do your best to rest as much as possible. Sending you all kind of LOVE!!! xoxox

  2. One day at a time indeed. I hope things get easier and easier. Once the drains are out, mobility improves so much.