Monday, October 12, 2009

Better Now

Here she is! Back and better than ever!!! The girl is incredible.

We weathered the storm, yet again. Our wonderful in-home respite worker/friend, Jozette, was able to meet me at the hospital last Monday and help Amelia and I home from the hospital. My Mom arrived that evening from Baltimore and actually just left this morning. Between My Mom, Jozette and Amelia's former-full-time nurses, Lia and Keisha - Amelia is back to her old self. She's tearing up the joint and voicing her opinions on which cartoons are worth her time to watch. The other lovely thing she's been doing is sleeping in until about 7:45-8am. LOVE THIS!!!! I'm a little bummed she's going back to school tomorrow because I know I'm gonna have to start waking her up (and myself) at 7am. Oh was nice while it lasted!

It was really great that my mother was able to make it up here and stay for so long to help Amelia and I out. We are very grateful for the extra hand -- and thanks to my father for the loan-out this week...we sent her home just in time for your cataract surgery on Wed (!!!)

Yesterday Amelia, my mom and I went to my neice, Karena and her fiance, Jonathan's, new house in Jersey City for supper. My sister-in-law, Evelyn and her husband, Carlo were there and we met Jonathan's family for the first time. It was a really nice afternoon -- wonderful food, terrific company and I have to say, Amelia was sooooo good! She's always good, but she was really responsive, happy to be around everyone and just had an overall good time. No cartoons were put on -- which is sort of a huge thing. Normally, when we sit down to eat, I'll put on her mini DVD player -- otherwise I have to do "The Mommy Show", where I don't get to eat much, everyone at the table has to tolerate my innane songs and Amelia just gets bored anyway. But yesterday, she sat in her stroller at the table, listened, laughed and enjoyed being with her family!

Nestor will be coming home tomorrow for a couple weeks before heading back to Louisiana for another week. It will be great to have him home -- I'm definitely looking forward to a little time at home together.

NOTE: Thank you to everyone who offered up their help last week. I appreciate it more than you know. It's nice to know we have so many loving friends and family who will offer to go to such lengths and effort to support us. Your phone calls, blog comments and emails count too! We are truly blessed!


Charmaine said...

Hi Debbie, I saw Ameila and her caregiver this morning as I was leaving and they were coming into the building - she looked healthy - bright, alert and interested in what was going on around her. It was very good to see. Sooooo glad she is feeling better. Charlie ;~)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie,

Hope you had a good day after I left. Amelia seems better than ever and I know getting back to school will be great for her. I'm so glad that I was able to hang out and assist you girls. I'm going to miss you both. Keep being the amazing Mom you are.


Anonymous said...

So glad Amelia's better. Love to all three of you. Cousin Brian.

Anonymous said...

Not only is Ameila unbelieveable, but her mom gets a gold star as well!

Monica said...

This is great news. I'm so glad Amelia is doing well, and that your lives are back on track.

Anonymous said...

OH my goodness sweetie I am just reading this now~ Hugs and Prayers being sent your way, Im thrilled to know she is better and home!

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

I am so glad you have such a strong support system and you realize you are so not normal. I don't hear devastation in your voice ever, just resilience and determination. Amelia is so, so lucky.
And so am were going through hell- and I was nowhere to be found.
Sorry Debbie.
Love you and kiss that wonder-child,