Thank you so much for your kind words, prayers, notes of encouragement and just general support. We heard from so many people with kids that went through the same scare. Some not as bad, some much worse. It made these past few days so much easier to hear stories from other parents who had already been through this and made it out unscathed.
In case you haven't spent that much time in the hospital, it sucks. And being sick is only about 10% of why it sucks. You are constantly being, poked, prodded and bothered. I have had surgery twice. It was miserable and I couldn't imagine a more awful experience. Then I sat through three different surgeries with Karey. That was way worse. It is so hard to see someone you love go through that mess. Once again, I couldn't imagine a more awful experience. Then I witnessed my DAUGHTER get admitted to the hospital. That just sucked. (I was in search of more artful language, but sucks just seems to fit.)
The hospital staff was truly incredible. They did everything they could to keep her comfortable, but there is only so much you can do when they are sticking needles in your arm, shoving industrial suckers up your nose and shoving medicated steam in your mouth. Despite this experience, our tough little baby actually gained 3 ounces! She is well on her way back to perfect health. We feel so fortunate.
But.. just in case you don't believe it was an awful experience, here is some video evidence. This was at the end of her stay, when she was feeling the best.
We are so glad she is home.