Well, now are back to our home away from home. I't Friday and we have to camp out for at least another 4 more days at the hotel. Monday we are suppose to go back and have Dr. Mulliken look at Bauer to make sure everything is progressing okay and to get his sutures removed.
January 10, 2008
Posted by Bauer Smehyl at 7:38 PM
January 7, 2008
This time around we stayed at the Best Western Roundhouse Inn. It's about 2.5 miles from the hospital. The best thing about this place was their free shuttle service. Instead of having to pay $10-$20 per taxi ride the shuttle would take us anywhere within about a 3 mile radius of the hotel. The only fee involved is the trip to and from the airport. It's $8-9 per person.
The hotel also has a Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Marshalls, Old Navy, & a few other shops along with several restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance. I don't advice walking, but it's that close. A couple of locals told us we weren't in the safest neighborhood so we didn't do much strolling. But it was nice to be close enough to get out for a few minutes. Cabin Fever starts setting in around day 5!!! :)
Next time we may stay at a Best Western that is right next to the hospital and just pick up groceries and what not the day we arrive. It will be nice to be so close to the hospital we can just go back, take a nap or shower and come right back without the hassle of a taxi or shuttle.
Posted by Bauer Smehyl at 4:14 AM
January 4, 2008
We were discharged around 11:00 a.m., but were kind of apprehensive about leaving so soon.
My brother flew back to Florida yesterday and Dad has a flight out this afternoon. My grandma arrived about the time we were discharged and is staying 4 days. It's been tons of help having someone up here. Just simply knowing someone is there if you need to step out for a breather is wonderful.
Posted by Bauer Smehyl at 2:32 PM
After 2 days Bauer's face was still a good bit swollen. By 5 o'clock that morning the doctors came in and removed the packing from his nose. We could tell it really made breathing more comfortable and therefore eating was easier too. We were still syringe feeding by the end of the day, but things were improving much more than we had expected. He was taking in anywhere from 2 - 5 oz. per feeding. They weren't as frequent as normal, but he was getting calories.
Posted by Bauer Smehyl at 2:15 PM