Now that we've been home for several days, life feels like it's starting to get back to normal. If we didn't have to do these IV antibiotics every 6 hours it would feel even more normal but even that is not a huge deal and will only last four more weeks at most.
Julia just amazes us on a daily basis...cognitively and verbally she's where she was before surgery, and we're already seeing her do new things just two weeks out from surgery. For instance, she loves to watch Signing Time videos that teach sign language. Before surgery she'd just watch the videos and although she knew several signs wouldn't sign along with the TV. Now she copies every sign and sings along with the music.
Last night we put her to bed and I left the door cracked open. Before surgery we would lock her door from the outside since her room is right at the top of the stairs and we didn't want her getting out in the middle of the night and potentially hurting herself. Post-surgery, I thought that since she wasn't walking without help I didn't have to worry about anything. That was until she got out of bed, walked downstairs and into the living room BY HERSELF. We were all in a panic at the thought of how she could have hurt herself if she'd fallen down the stairs, etc. But putting aside the panic, I was so proud that she actually did it! She's also asking to use the potty so it seems that our potty training success pre-surgery hasn't been wiped out.
This morning I realized she hadn't felt warm in awhile and took her temp, and it was 98.3. First normal temp in over a week, AND she hadn't had Tylenol or Motrin in 16 hours. Woohoo! One more item to cross off my worry list, because even if it's a tiny little thing in relative terms, I can worry more than anyone!
In other news, Daniel is getting over a nasty stomach bug that seems to have been a 24 hour thing because it's winding down. It was not fun for anyone while it lasted. He also had his 12 month checkup on Monday and is doing great.