Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 4 and Moonicorn the Unicorn

I cannot believe that we are still here at Primary Children's. I had really hoped we would get to go home today but Lily is still not eating or drinking well and still won't get up out of bed. I don't want to leave before she is ready, I want her to be well, but I am ready for her to be ready. She is improving each day. Today she played stickers with me for about an hour. Thank you thank you to my angel Aunt Tami who brought the stickers and pink paper last night. It was so sweet and so perfect. It was the first activity she has wanted to do for a long period of time. So she is perking up and the diarrhea and vomiting are gone. We just need to get this girl to drink! If you know Lily, this will be no easy task. She is stubborn and she really only likes water. The bummer is that the doctors don't want her to drink plain water unless she is eating. Lily doesn't eat well on a good day, soooooo, it has been a challenge. I have tried soda, slurpees, chocolate milk, all the no-no's but she hasn't fallen for any of them. I guess we need another day to get her appetite back and then the liquids may seem more appealing. I am so grateful for this awesome facility, though. We are lucky to be in Utah when this happened. PCMC is amazing and the nurses have been wonderful. If we have to stay another day or two I am glad that it is here.

Here is a story Lily had me write on her sticker pages:

It is pony's birthday, not Moonicorn's (her unicorn) birthday, it is her friend's birthday. Thank you Moonicorn birthday. I love ponies. I love pink. Moonicorn loves her friend.

9 comments:

Erin H. said...

I sense the next NY Times Bestseller...Way to be, Lilly! I'm glad the patient - and the patient mother! - are doing well.

Angi said...

I'm glad our little lil-ster is improving, those hospital pictures were so cute but pretty heart-breaking. Also, Happy Birthday to Pony.

Steffy said...

I hope she gets better soon! I can't believe she won't drink anything but water!

Ali Howell said...

I hope you both get to head home soon. Watching little ones suffer is so hard. Keep up the good work meg and we will keep you both in our thoughts and prayers!! Hopefully Lilly's stubbornness will help with a fast recovery!

Brooke said...

How frustrating! Too bad you didn't introduce junk food and drinks a little earlier in her life :) I keep thinking about you guys and thought for sure you would be home by now. I'm so sorry and hope she improves quickly now that the sickness is gone. Maybe she would go for some haupia icecream, I know I sure could!! :) Good luck and keep us updated on her recovery.

Bev said...

I'm so glad she's getting better!!! Sending healthy thoughts your way from the tiny pig and I!!

Nicole said...

Meg,

So glad to find you, too. Honestly I've been secretly keeping up with you when I found your blog on Angi's blog. What a treat it would be to get together this summer, will you still be in Utah?

AND,

Your poor sweet baby. I'm so sorry she's so sick, and glad that she is doing better. In all those years of singing and laughing together I always knew you were one to make the best out of every situation. You're a good mamma.

(Please tell me Lily did not get her ROTO virus from church...I'm the nursery leader and afraid of most of the kids because of the germ factor.)

I'll pray for your little lady.

Josh, Brooke & Houston said...

Those pictures are some of the saddest we've seen. We hope she is still improving.

Malia said...

So sweet. So is she out now??