update on the Pigbear

Hi all.

After my last post we had quite a bit of Pigbear drama. As Sarah was recovering from her stomach bug she decided not to take any food or fluid. After trying to hydrate her with an eyedropper (trust me, NOT fun), we had to take her to the ER where they admitted her for dehydration. We spent Wednesday night in the hospital which was one of the most tramautic experiences of my life – especially after she pulled out her first IV and had to get stuck again, and again, and again. The catheter wasn’t any fun either.

At any rate, we’re home. We have a healthy Pigbear who is eating and drinking like the little piglet that she typically is. We are more thankful for her than we ever have been, and we have a new perspective on what it means to have a healthy baby (99.9% of the time). Spending one night in the hospital was enough for me…I just can’t wrap my mind around how it is for those who have really ill babies. My heart aches for them.

So, there it is. Thanks for your happy thoughts. Hopefully I’ll be posting pictures of our happy, squealy little Pi’bears real soon!!

Noah and familySeptember 29, 2006 - 9:08 am

Glad to hear you are feeling better. It’s no fun getting those IV’s. I was poked 4 times too. Good thing we have great mommies and daddies to take care of us and who love us tons! Keep healing!
Erin – you are so right – really puts things into perspective doesn’t it – so glad to hear you guys are on the mend! – Colleen

AnnaSeptember 29, 2006 - 9:19 am

Erin -I’m SO sorry. How awful. Glad she’s okay now.

larsonsSeptember 29, 2006 - 9:41 am

Hey Erin,

Wow, reading that took me back to the one night I had to spend in the hospital with Stella – probably the worst night of my life – so I totally feel for you, and I am SO glad that you and sweet Sarah are back home, healthy. We love her and you guys!


P.CobbSeptember 29, 2006 - 9:54 am

What a trooper you are, Pigbear!! Uncle-T and I are thinking of you often.
Aunt Parmy
(I would say Aunt-P…but that doesn’t sound too nice does it).

P.S. Erin, Sarah’s hair is getting so much lighter (hard to believe she was born with such dark, brown locks!)

AnonymousSeptember 29, 2006 - 9:59 am

Glad you are feeling much better Sarah! Spend lots of time snuggling with mommy and daddy! Gina

pigbears biggest fans from hokielandSeptember 29, 2006 - 10:05 am

breaks my heart to see her have an IV in her- glad she’s better… give her a big squeeze for us!!

MeghanSeptember 29, 2006 - 10:25 am

Okay, those pictures are SOOO not our Pigbear….(though they are beautiful and I want you to show me how to make the foreground blury like you did) We are so glad you are out of that mean ole hospital Sarah!

loriSeptember 29, 2006 - 10:43 am

I’m so happy to hear you’re feeling better, now you can focus on birthday number ONE

TerrySeptember 29, 2006 - 11:33 am

What a blessing that she is now out of the hospital and quickly getting back to her old self! Prayers were answered.

ColleenSeptember 29, 2006 - 11:47 am

I’m so glad you guys are ok!! I know that had to have been a rough night for all of you. Bless her heart with her little IV!!

J.J. KillinsSeptember 29, 2006 - 12:42 pm

oh no….that’s awful. i am so glad she’s better….you are one amazing set of parents.

ToriSeptember 29, 2006 - 12:54 pm

Erin, I am so sorry that Miss Sarah hasnt been good. THANK god you are now home, and on the way to feeling better…Get well soon!!!

MeganSeptember 29, 2006 - 12:58 pm

You and Brent have to pat yourselves on your backs for making it through this. It was tough and you all survived. You have a very strong little girl in Sarah. Give her extra squeezes. So glad that everything turned out ok.

Susie PSUSeptember 29, 2006 - 5:22 pm

I’m so glad that everything turned out alright! After having kids in the NICU and in Children’s, I have decided that everyone advocate healthcare for children and support for parents. It really was a blessing.
I feel for you being there all night – it is tough on Mommy! Rest up, cuddle lots, and know that we are all keeping you in our prayers.

Tina ParkerSeptember 29, 2006 - 8:43 pm

OMGoodness, poor lil thing- not fun! Glad to hear that she’s doing better!!!

JoyceSeptember 30, 2006 - 8:51 am

Brent, Erin, and Sarah,

So sorry to hear about the illness and stay at the hospital.It is one thing to see a grown-up in pain, but with a little one, one’s heart does hurt. As, they are just not sure what is going on. Thank goodness for mom and dad, by her side.
Biil & I, too had to spend time in the hospital, with Paul. Having surgery and waiting for the outcome is so very hard.
Glad to see that you all are at home and things are looking up.
Love to you all….

aunt danaSeptember 30, 2006 - 2:52 pm

Hi all

Sorry the pigbear had to stay in the hospital overnight glad she is doing alot better. It is so scarey when they are sick. Take care!

JoySeptember 30, 2006 - 6:30 pm

Bless those little flushed cheeks!! I’m glad she is doing better and that you are all home!

KristaSeptember 30, 2006 - 7:01 pm

We’ve missed you and have been praying for your family and are so glad that Sarah’s doing better! It was so good to see her up and about at the football game today!

NanaOctober 1, 2006 - 9:46 am

So, so, so glad you all are home and Sarah is doing well. Very scary!

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