A bit of comic relief is always needed! This is how the nurses packaged up little L's dirty (cloth) diaper.
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Well, Friday has come and gone and we got through it. I won't lie, it was an extremely hard day on me. I cried the whole way to the hospital and then was quite a mess when I had to leave little L and Kevin there to drive back to school and get K. Kevin said he was a little trooper while I was gone, fairing much better than me. That was quite a relief.
Something absolutely magical happened, though, when I picked K up. C's teacher was helping out in K's classroom that day and she asked us to wait for her as she took the aftercare children outside. When she came back she told me she had the rest of the day off, and grabbed her purse and shoes to come with us. I reminded her we would be there all day but she didn't care. Talk about a guardian angel... I can not even begin to tell you how blessed and comforted we were. Having her with us really saved all of us. She kept our minds off of the reality we were going through, not to mention how happy the girls were to have her with them out of school. What an honor! I have to, yet again, say just how fortunate and extremely blessed we are to have such caring, incredible, angelic souls watching over our whole family in our school community. Words can't describe how eternally grateful we are.
We never told the girls what L was going through, they are much too young, to them all of this was just an extended doctors appointment. They knew that when we picked up K from school we'd be spending the rest of the day at the hospital. We packed a special bag for each of them filled with food, food and more food (they are always hungry and empty bellies mean cranky girlies), as well as some candle making supplies. Although they ended up just playing and enjoying time with C's teacher (and who can blame them?!) instead.
L ended up having to go about 8-9 hours without nursing. He needed three different scans and each was an hour long. Partway through his last scan his IV came out so he started to wake up. They had to then put the IV in his scalp instead (ick!). But he made it through all three and was very happy to be with us afterwards. I felt so naked without him all day long as if part of me was missing but then felt whole again having him back in my arms. We won't know the results of the MRI until sometime next week, so I am trying to keep myself busy so I don't think about it. The MRI is done and over with so that is good news and what I will focus on for now. I also believe he chose us to be his parents so he must somehow know that we can handle all of this and be all the support and love that he needs.
And the child's soul Be guided by me According to your will Into spirit worlds. ~ Rudolf Steiner : Prayers for Parents and Children