This weekend the plan was to go to the mountains to enjoy some time with family away from the hospital. Just our luck, we would not miss a weekend without an emergency room visit.
The weekend did not start off so hot. Thursday night at midnight, Ashley woke up with 103 degree fever, and had thrown-up all over her bed. After spending hours cleaning and taking care of her, we finally got to bed by 2a.m.
By Friday afternoon Ashley was feeling better. I think she had a 24 hour virus. Since she was feeling better we decided to make the trip to the mountains to spend Saturday and Sunday there.
Saturday we were having a great time with family. It wasn't until we got to the county fair when things got to be exciting. Ashley and Ally were having a great time. Ally finally had the chance to go on her first ferris wheel and merry-go-round ride. She had a blast!! (Be sure to check out the new pictures). Then just as we were having such a good time, our luck ran out. Ashley fell on the moon bounce ride. That's right, not Ally but Ashley this time!! We quickly decided she needed to be seen by a doctor. She was holding her arm and not allowing anyone to move it. When your up in the mountains, there are not too many choices of hospitals around, plus having Ally along we needed to go back to the cabin first to get all her meds and TPN ready before making a trip to a hospital. Poor Ashley had to wait an hour or so before we could even get to leave for the hospital.
We finally decided to take her to the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She never once cried as they examined her. Things for Ashley could not have been worse though in the ER. You see, Ashley has a huge fear of Santa Claus, or any man that looks like him. Wouldn't you know it, the doctor on call came into the room, and he looked just like Santa, long white beard and hair. If you could of only seen Ashley's face. She handled it all very well. It made me realize just how strong my girls are when it comes to pain or fear. Dr. Becker came back later after examining the x-rays, and said that she had a break just above the wrist. They put her in a half cast for now, and then later this week she will have to have a full cast put on.
As for Ally, she was surprised when we got to the hospital that we were not sending her back to the ER room. She did however have a fun time with being away and seeing the mountains, and riding on the rides. We came home Sunday afternoon, we all need some rest and we were glad we had a night nurse.
This week Ally will have labs drawn, and will make a visit to duPont for a checkup. Pray that we can advanced feeds, and continue to keep her at home with us.
Enjoy the new pictures, Shane.