I had to cancel August’s Furniture Painting workshop last weekend. Obviously, I would never cancel any commitment unless it was a true emergency… And it was. And let me just say, I try my best to keep my blog strictly about my business as much as possible. But, my business is ME, whether you like it or not, it involves my personal thoughts, achievements, and struggles…
It all started last Tuesday night my 13 month old son, Axton, woke up whaling, which is very unlike him.
I mean, look how sweet he his?
All night he had a death grip hold on my neck, crying, not letting me putting him down. My hubs kept throwing out suggestion on what it could be… Stomach ache? No. Teething? No, again. There is something to be said for mother’s intuition because I kept thinking something was not quite right, but what? Finally at 7am Wednesday morning I realized that Axton was not bearing any weight on his left leg. And then I started panicking.
So at 8am we were at the pediatrician’s office. After X-Rays, a trip the the Children’s Hospital ER, we were finally admitted to Children’s Hospital and Axton had hip surgery at midnight on Wednesday at midnight for a septic hip, or a bacterial infection in his hip joint.
Here he is immediately after the surgery… So sad.
Poor boo boo had a drain in his hip for several days.
Recouping with Daddy.
They had all of his IV’s in his right hand, so he had a cast-type thingy so we wouldn’t pull them out.
He sucks his right fingers, so it was a really double whammy for him!
But he did love clubbing people on the head with it.
He is also a tummy sleeper, so this was a rough transition too!
Axton started acting like his normal, happy, smiling, self on Friday.
And started standing like he never had a hole drilled in his hip!
(Don’t mind my non-make up wearing face in the background… It was a rough time~what can I say?)
We were discharged from Saturday afternoon. I was ABSOLUTELY ready to go home!
Mentally, I was in a really bad place by Saturday.
Compared to most of the patients at Children’s hospital, we consider ourselves blessed! Axton will have no permanent damage since this was caught so quickly.
I saw infants with black eyes, being carried in by the police. Babies coming in, being given CPR, with their parents in handcuffs behind the stretcher, and children with no hair due to cancer treatments.
My heart broke being there and I pray we do not have to return anytime soon!
The great news is that Axton’s cultures did not grow anything (which only happens 10% of the time) so we will not have to have Home Healtcare or a semi-permanent IV. He will simply be on oral anti-biotics for the next 3 weeks. Which also means I am off work until at least Sept. 21st taking care of him.
I am going to soak up every minute with my baby boy and let this be my SAHM training wheels.
I have wondered if I quit my job, am I really cut-out for the SAHM life?
I guess we will see!
Here is one last pic of Axton, looking out of his hospital room window.
“Look out world, here I come!”
Also, on a side note: Do you think it is weird that I took pictures and documented this horrible storm that we just endured?
I guess I wanted to share this so I can look back and remember that I have so much to be thankful for!
And to all my workshop ladies who got canceled on and had to reschedule: THANK YOU for being so understanding! Everyone was so kind about the schedule change ~ And I promise we will have you Refunking in no time!