Just a drive-by post to update Em's condition. They released her at noon yesterday and Pk and I drove her home. The drive was hard because of road conditions. If we were rich, I'd have rented a limosine to give her a bump free ride but I'm not sure if that would have been enough. We filled the pain med prescription and after some broth and a pill, Em slept for 3 hours. Probably the longest stretch of uninterrupted sleep she's had in a week. She was more like her old self when she woke up. We waited until Jim came home and then I made a pot of chicken soup and Pk and I headed for home.

The relief we feel is overwhelming. We can return to our regular (boring) schedules. And worry about normal things like what to have for dinner. Em is cleared for any normal activity she feels up to except for lifting. Each day as she rests more and gets stronger, life will go back to normal (or what passes for normal in our family).

Phew! Normality is an underrated state of being.

Comments

Bells said…
oh good on her. She'll get stronger and stronger every day. Thank goodness for sleep. She'll need it.

Thanks for the update and hooray for boring schedules!
Rose Red said…
I love normality. Glad you've got some back in your life too.
Geek Knitter said…
Normal, ordinary, boring... what a blessing they can seem.
Kate said…
Normal is so incredibly underrated that lots of people don't like being associated with the word. It's strange.
Thank goodness Em is home where she belongs. Rest in a comfortable environment is a wonderful thing.
Alwen said…
There's a lot to be said for a nice boring normal day!
Galad said…
Normal is the new wonderful at your house! So glad for all of you.
Jeanne said…
Yay! I'm glad she's home and feeling better - and glad that you are getting back to normal!
Sheepish Annie said…
Yay for Em! I'm sure she is glad to be back home. And I can only imagine the relief you must feel at having her back where she belongs. "Normal" rules!!
Bezzie said…
I imagine having an alien baby is kind of like having a normal baby. Probably a bit more painful. But at least she gets to sleep thru the night and doesn't have to worry about putting Laslow through college!
Louiz said…
Good, glad normality is returning

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