Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Never a dull moment

So (hmm I realize I start many of my paragraphs off with the word "so," habit I guess) Saturday was my lovely Nana's 90th birthday party and then Sunday was her actual birthday. Monday night I get a call from my mom saying that my Nana has been in the ER all day at a hospital down where she lives. She was experiencing excruciating back pain and leg pain. Although the small hospital down there decided they wanted to transfer her to a bigger hospital up near us for more tests. So last night she was transported by ambulance up here. They are running all kinds of tests and xrays to figure this out. But for now she is in a lot of pain. We went and visited her today at the hospital. She seems to be doing okay, but in some pain and tired. Thankfully, the problem doesn't seem to be any of her organs so that's a good thing. But the doctor hasn't made a diagnosis or treatment plan yet. And also, my step mom is having hip surgery at the same hospital tomorrow!! I feel bad for my Mom and Step dad. Last Monday night they were in Labor and Delivery with us, last night they were at the hospital with my Nana until 4:30 in the morning, and today my mom was there all day again AND my step dad had to take his best friend to another hospital because of congestive heart failure. Like I said, never a dull moment...

When I had first talked to my mom this morning to see how the night went with my Nana, she told me how the doctor came in last night and said he had one last question for her. He wanted to know what her wishes were for being resuscitated if need be. My mom said she took the doctor's hand and said " Oh honey, you do everything and anything you can do to keep me alive. I have a baby great-granddaughter coming in April that I have to meet. And two of my grandsons are getting married. So you do whatever you have to do. After that, I don't care if you "Kevorkian" me!." So of course, after hearing that I started crying my eyes out!!! Funny though, because my mom is her health care proxy and my mom said that she had chosen years ago to sign a DNR! So I guess she's changed her mind :)

Belly button question: When does the "snooze button" belly button happen? IF it happens that is. I know not everyone gets an outtie during pregnancy but I want one! And the "snooze button" reference is from the movie Juno :) Also, I don't think I have a Linea Nigra yet? I have stretchmarks but I don't think a Linea Nigra has showed yet. Unless it's really light and I just can't see it.

9 comments:

Lauren said...

I hope you're Nana the rest of the family are doing better, I'll keep them in my prayers. Your Nana is hilarious by the way, she must be so excited to meet her great granddaughter!! My "snooze button" showed up around like 35ish but I think every belly is different! Can't wait to see more pics of yours!

amiracle4us said...

Sounds to me Nana is doing quite well if she can keep her humor! Hope things get easier for you all :)

Good Timing said...

I love what your nana said. It made me tear up!! I don't have a linea nigra yet either and my belly button is still an innie although much different looking!

Faith said...

Your Nana sounds SO sweet! I hope she heals quickly! I never got a "snooze button" and I also never really got that line thing. I didn't get that big, though. Hang in there with all that stuff going on!

Marissa said...

I hope your Nana gets well soon!

I've still got an innie, though it's a lot more shallow. I have a VERY light linea negra that's only on the lower half of my belly, so I can only see it in the mirror with the bathroom light on.

kkasun said...

I hope your nana feels better, she sounds fiesty!!!
I never got an outie, it was flat but never out. And I never got the linae negra.
But I only made it to 39 weeks, maybe I would have wit one more week?

L said...

My belly button didn't become an outtie until the very end of my pregnancy, probably 38 or 39 weeks. And it was a strange outtie, only part of it seemed to be out and it looked really strange right after delivery.

Mrs. H said...

Your nana has quite the sense of humor. I'm hoping she's doing better. I have an outtie always have since birth so can't answer that part for ya!

Rebecca said...

I hope your Nana recovers from the pain soon. I know it can be really draining on the energy levels.

My cousin got her "snooze button" in her 8th month.

As for the line, its fainter on some and darker on others. You might already have it and not notice it. I had one friend get her's in her first trimester.