Thursday, April 14, 2016

Back in the Saddle Again

I’m back in the saddle and ready to ride.
Yee-Haw!
   Let me be serious and say thank you for all of the thoughts, prayers, Power of the Paw, and kind words over the past few days. My friends in Blogville and BlogPaws® along with the rest of you made all of the difference in my world. How do I know?
   Over the weekend, I began running a fever with chills, nausea, and a migraine. It progressively got worse. Monday morning, my doctor felt the hospital was a great place for me to call home for the next few days. Might be appendicitis, might not, need tests.  To be honest, the days are rather fuzzy with sleep, IVs, a stomach scan and more sleep. There was also an amazing staff at the hospital along with my doctor that took great care of me. The scan showed the problem was my kidney. They were able to treat it quickly and effectively. No surgery required, thank you very much!
   Here’s the thing; my first grandchild has been due “any day now.” I cannot express to you how much I did not want to be in that hospital room strapped to an IV when that day arrived. It seems through the fog that I mentioned it to everyone that took my vital signs. That fog finally lifted Tuesday afternoon and I suddenly felt human again.
   I was going to be released during the day on Wednesday. My son and daughter-in-law called early Wednesday morning to say, “It is go time!” In my rather vast experience of being a patient, there is one thing that I know, being discharged is a hurry up and wait process. This was completely different. My nurse along with others went above and beyond the call of duty to have me released in record time. I was good to go before Kelly and Michael hit the airwaves! This allowed me the biggest miracle of all; to be at the hospital in the afternoon for the birth of our very first grandchild,
Emery Kay.
She is simply perfect in every way.

*Photos coming soon.

39 comments :

  1. Dat are pawsome! Congrats on becomin a grandma - can't wait to see da baby photos!!

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    1. Thank you, Whitley. I'll try not to overload on them. ☺

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  2. Congratulations Melissa! We are very glad you are feeling better and you were able to be at the hospital for the birth of your first grandchild!

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    1. Thanks so much. It was really an incredible turn of events.

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  3. WOOHOOO!!!!! Well you haf started our day wiv great big smiles around here.
    Furstly to nose that you are well and recovered and nuffin major, yay!
    Then, a new mini peep, how exciting, congratulations
    Big luffs and hugs to you all
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ♥

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  4. Congrats and welcome to our world little girl... hugs to you all :O)

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    1. Hugs are always welcome here! I hope that you are feeling better too, Easy. ♥

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  5. Congratulations, Grandma! And I am so glad you are feeling better. It sounds like the universe lined everything up just perfectly for you!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, the universe could not have worked more perfectly. ♥

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  6. We're SO glad you're feeling better now...and CONGRATS on the new grandbaby. That is pawsome!

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    1. Meow! We are so happy I'm better too! ☺ Thanks so much ♥

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  7. We are also sooooooooo glad that you are feeling better and that you were able to be there for the birth of your grandchild. Just a lot of great news and that makes us all smile.

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  8. so glad you are doing better and that the little one is here - congratulations grandma

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  9. So glad you are home, feeling better, and rejuvenated by the excitement of your granddaughter.

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  10. Big time congratulations of the birth of your granddaughter (and best wishes you are feeling better)! Love the name! As a fellow g-ma, let me just give this one piece of advice. Hire a bankruptcy attorney NOW...you're gonna need it for the first baby girl granddaughter-you'll never be able to leave a department store without dropping a cool bundle again. [smirk] ღ

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  11. DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS.... Out of the Hospital and present to welcome the FIRST GRAND BABY.

    SOOOOOOOO glad that you are feeling well again.

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  12. So glad you're feeling better, out of the hospital, especially in time for that very special event. Congratulations on that new grandbaby!

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  13. Congratulations!!!!! We are very happy to hear you are OK and how wonderful that you did not miss the birth of your first grandchild.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  14. How awesome that they had you out and about just in time for your grandaughter's arrival!!! So happy you are feeling better!!

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  15. So glad you are better and congrats on the first grand baby!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  16. So glad you are ok - and congrats on your family's new addition!

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  17. I remember that moment, it is one you never forget. The nurse asked to take the baby back and i said "no" I wasn't finished yet. Glad you were released to enjoy a life experience. Can't wait fo pictures.

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  18. We are so glad you are feeling better and OMCs a new little grandbaby girl too that is the best
    Hugs Madi and mom
    Ps
    Pierre and Bentley...I hear little human puppies are known for dropping noms when they start feeding themselves...stay close by the feeding station

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  19. Hooray that you are feeling better and CONGRATULATIONS on your new grand-baby!!!!!

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  20. So glad you are feeling better and congratulations!! I can't wait to see her!

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  21. Oh Melissa, this is what happens during my "black out days" for work. I've thankfully caught it on the last of those days. I'm SO VERY glad you are feeling better and for the birth of the precious grandbaby!! XOXOXO with Paw high fives! Denise & ~Shasta

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  22. Soooooo happy that you are now well and thank God they caught it early!! And..........HUGE CONGRATULATIONS GRANDMA!!! You are going to be one totally AWESOME and FUN grandmother!!! DakotasDen

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  23. OMD!!!! I was sooooo worried abouts you! I am so glads the dogtor..um, sorry...DOCTOR figured out how to fix you, and you were ables to see your most FABulously GORGEOUS Gbaby!!!! WoooHoooo!
    This is the bestest news!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. Congrats on the new addition to your family. We're happy to hear you were well enough to make it to the birth. We will keep our paws crossed that you stay healthy.

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  25. We are so glad you are OK and out of the hospital. Congratulations on your new granddaughter!! We're so happy for you that you were able to be there! ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  26. Concatulations "gramma"! And we're soooo glad you're back home and feeling better!!

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  27. We are glad you are on the mend and many congratulations on the grandbaby! Mom has two and they are SOOO much fun.

    Abby Lab

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  28. I'm so glad that you're okay, and you have a new grandbaby!!!!! Yipee!!! Your story hit close to home because I had a Sunday with symptoms very similar to yours. I almost went to the ER but then I turned the corner. I think it was just an extreme migraine. I'm so glad that your issue is solved!!!!!

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  29. So pleased you are well and didn't miss this incredible occasion. Congratulations on the birth of granddaughter, Emery Kay. What a great name. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  30. What is life without drama!? I'm so glad you were able to be there for the birth of your Granddaughter! Wishing you much love & happiness with your newest bundle if joy!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  31. Glad you did not miss the big event. Sorry to hear that you were so ill.

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  32. I am so glad it was nothing serious with you and that you made it out in time for the birth. Congrats.

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