Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally, Some Updates

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Although we came home from the hospital on Friday afternoon (yes, we were in the hospital with Maya for three and a half days) I simply couldn't approach the PC, couldn't sit down to write more that a few short e-mails. I know that by avoiding to write on my blog I am avoiding to think about what happened to us, what happened to my sweet baby...Well, today I am not going to write much, it is still difficult for me to remember, but I promise to come back and write more often, now that we are at home...


First of all, I want to thank you all, my virtual friends and fellow bloggers, for your concern, your heartwarming words, you emails. It is such a confort to me to feel you all by my side!


As for what happened...we still don't know exactly what happened, or what caused it. What we do know is that Maya was admited in the hospital after an episode of seizures, that she was badly dehydrated and suffering from gastroenteritis (atrocious tummy ache, she was screaming in pain) caused by the Rota virus. She received rehydration minerals through her vein, they did a lot of tests, including an EEG and CT scan. The doctors still don't know exactly what caused the seizures, they said it could be the virus and the minerals' imbalance caused by dehydration. What nobody says is that I took her to the ER a day before this happened and they sent us home, saying that she has gastroenteritis but, no big deal...The other problem is they found some malformed veins in her right side of the brain and now she has to have a MRI, another EEG in two weeks ( the EEG showed some abnormal something in the same place, the right side of her brain) and with all this we have to see the neurologist in a month's time...


I am going to keep it all "medical" today, because I don't want to remember all the events before and during her hospitalization, but sometime soon I am going to share with you the things that we saw and witness in the hospital...And I think I won't be able to watch a medical drama ever again in my life...because nice nurses and smiling doctors and all that you see on TV it isn't real. Not in a regular hospital in the south of Israel...


But now I am not complaining...Maya is feeling better, she is eating like there is no tomorrow...She was so sweet in the hospital, after she starved for some days, her first meal was the usual rice and schnitzel (escalope for my British readers) and after the first bite she said:"Mmmmm...what a delicious food..." I am keeping her at home until she'll have all her MRIs and EEGs because she needs to be healthy and strong for them. We are having a great time at home, and I pray to God, asking Him to protect and to keep my baby safe...


And myself...I am trying very hard to learn my lessons, and oh boy, there are a few to learn!

That is all for today...I'll be back soon as I try to figure out this stuff that is happening in my life...


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11 comments:

Bogaranty├║ said...

I have been following your blog for a while. I hope Maya recovers quickly and completely!

Ottavia said...

I happy Maya is home and doing better!

Queenie The Bee said...

I am so very thankful that little Maya is feeling better, and that you are on the journey to recovering!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

I am so sorry you and Maya had to go through this and that its not over yet... will keep you both in my thoughts over the next few weeks as she gets stronger!

Geanina Codita said...

Zile pline de iubire, draga mea. Maya este de-a dreptul cuceritoare.

Isabela Harsenie said...

Bine ca a trecut! Multa multa sanatate!

Alone in Holy Land said...

Oh, thank you, my friends...I do hope God will help my baby and everything will be fine. Meanwhile, waiting for appointments and scans and such...
God bless you all!

Mihaela Petrescu said...

Dumnezeu sa fie cu voi si sa te intareasca in aceste momente atit de grele!

veganf said...

I'm so glad she's feeling better. It is so hard to be in the hospital with a child no matter how long or short the stay.

International Giveaways said...

oh my gosh, it was heartbreaking to read this.. I can only imagine the stress you are going through. I hope Maya gets better and fully healthy and you are able to get some peace of mind back.

I'll ask for a prayer for her in synagogue this Friday night.

xxoo,

Ronit

StephanieD said...

I learned from Simcha's blog that Maya has been hospitalized. I'm glad to hear that she is back home and eating well. I hope she recovers quickly!