|She's trying to be happy in the picture|
with Christy. But damn, this is NOT
Maybelle with a happy expression.
Maybelle stayed in the children's hospitals for six days. Initially they'd her in the basic children's situation, but in the second day they moved her up to the next-to-last most important section of the children's hospital. At that point she was connected to wires, and her machine observed her oxygen all the time, putting oxygen and liquid into her. She screamed and cried. She was uncomfortable and couldn't be made comfortable.
We had a powerful group who was carrying this challenging, difficult time for Maybelle. I'm now going to offer gratitude for some of the work people have done with Maybelle. If you'd rather not read this, then now's the time to quit reading. For those of you who care to go on: Maybelle had loads of family vibes sending to her. But even more helpful was the fact that Maybelle was surrounded by people who were right there with her. Brian was crucial to me. Walter and Karen were there. Claire, Cindi and Lily, Conseula. Amanda, Anthony, Chantelle. Maybelle's principal and one of her teachers. And of course Christy and Patricia, who were there for this process, getting food, taking care of Maybelle in and out of of the hospital.
|I was reeling from chemo. Maybelle was|
reeling from having been a week in the
hospital. And here we were--finally.
Maybelle is home, and she's so happy that we're trying to keep her energy level low so that she can go to Nativity School on Monday. My body has been under a lot of stress for the last eight days, so I'm not at 100%, but it doesn't matter. Maybelle is here.