Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Well it started out ok but then went down hill....

Rani again threw up her 4.30 and 8.30pm bottle and when the Docs came in for their rounds it doesn't sound like we are going home anytime soon.

Not that I was included in the conversation, (which annoys the living daylights out of me) but from what I managed to over hear...lol...they are scheduling her for another ultrasound. We have to get poo samples today and tomorrow and wait for the results to make sure she doesn't have a gastro bug. Either Wednesday or Thursday they want to do muscle, fat and general measurements of her arms and legs and also at some stage start physio as she has no muscles and they don't ant her falling to far back physically. Plus of course her Specialsit still isn't happy with her weight or the fact that her belly has grown and shrunk 3 cm while we have been here and is back up to 51cm today which is what it was when were admtted, but it was down to 48 cm yesterday.

We also had what we call "guess what Rani has"...lol... Being that RCH is a training Hospital and what Rani has is fairly rare we have a lot of final year Med Students come in with Doctors and examine Rani and they have to try and work out what she has, not knowing anything about her. They usually don't get it completely right, but this is usually the first time they have seen someone with BA and it is good for them, so we don't mind to much. Hey, it breaks the day up a bit. :)

On a good side, my sister Rebecca came and kept me company last night :)

So, so much for coming home mid week...lol...maybe next week

Although I did scrap, no Rani hasn't turned 1....lol...it as her first experience with a candle on Teagan's Birthday in March and I just loved the way the photo turned out.

As it is Anzac day today, John has taken Teagan in to play with Hannah the girl the same age as her in our room and I will take Josh in with me later and John can take him home.


Susan C said...

How disappointing that you can't take Princess Rani home when you thought. Hope the tests they will be doing reveal a little more about what is happening. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Robyn said...

Glad Teagan enjoys being with the other little girl and it must be wonderful for her as well.
I feel sorry for you not being in the loop!Good luck with the tests.

Bev said...

These set backs must be so disappointing for you all. How lovely for Teagan to have made a hospital friend..it must a lovely change from the routine to have a friend to play with. I love your Rani layout, she looks so peaceful in that photo. Also love your attitude about the trainees...they will be tomorrows doctors and experience is the best way to learn Hugs and best wishes to you Mel!

Chris Millar said...

What a super layout Mel! It's not fair that things can change so quickly from day to day with Rani -I'm sure this is frightening and frustrating all at the same time. Hang in there!

DenimAngel said...

I'm sorry to hear you are in for a longer stay. Love that LO of Princess Rani and the candle, the photo has a very surreal feel to it, just awesome.