Friday, December 9, 2016

A Quick Trip to the ER!


Today was filled with the notary, passport and visa paperwork.
We need to do all of this, so Grace can leave her Province 
and then leave China when our time here is done.

After lunch today, she started to look extremely uncomfortable
and told our guide her catheter was clogged.

I tried to help her but could not unclog it 
so we rushed her to the ER.
Hospitals in China are much different than in the USA.
They are older, louder, dirtier, smellier and very crowded.

They could see Grace needed help right away 
but had to get approval before proceeding.

My nursing degree came in handy!
I "may have" brought her into a room, laid her on a gurney 
searched for a 10 cc syringe,
deflated the balloon and removed her catheter (to release the urine)...

I'm not saying I did...
I'm just saying I may have...

Once the nurses got permission they
 gave her a new catheter.

The bounce back time for our little girl was quite quick!
Way to go Grace!

She was dancing around and chatting non stop in no time!


Grace's left foot is in tough shape. 
It's basically on backwards which makes it super challenging 
mobility wise.
We have rented a wheelchair for her for the next two days while we are in Beijing.

Tomorrow is a site seeing day so this should help with getting around!


My luggage arrived today!
Oh happy day!


Yep... I haven't changed a bit since yesterday!
Literally!


Playing a new game in the room!


All three girls are getting along perfectly!
Ava and Melissa have been a huge help!


Grace likes to call them by their Chines name-
 Rui Rui (Rae Rae) and Ling Ling!
Call her Grace, Dong Li (Lee) or Lee Lee.


 Teaching Grace a game on the ipad!


 The girls were hot in the room so they took of their long sleeve shirts.
Grace does whatever her new JieJie's do!

Still not quite on schedule sleep wise so I'm off to bed now!
Thankful that the day went well-
even with a few bumps in the road!


10 comments:

Emily said...

Don't you love it how God takes our gifts and abilities and uses them? I'll bet when you were in nursing school, it never crossed your mind that you'd be using your training to meet the special needs of all the precious kiddos the Lord would give you!
Same thing for me. My degree is child development. It has been one of my greatest assets in the foster care/adoption journey!

Jenny Leong said...

In one of the photos, Grace has a full smile~~and enjoying her new situation. Praise Be To God!

Dan Classen said...

LOL LOL LOL awesome RN Mama. Sometimes a nurse has gotta do what a nurse has gotta do for her baby in a strange ER in China!!! Praise God you found the supplies you needed to help your baby girl. This RN China Mom is with you all the way and praying for you daily.God's got this! Shine on sister!!!

mtnrunner said...

Obviously an ER visit isn't a good thing but what a testament to Grace that you will take care of her. The RN in you just took charge for your baby girl.

mtnrunner said...

Obviously an ER visit isn't a good thing but what a testament to Grace that you will take care of her. The RN in you just took charge for your baby girl.

mtnrunner said...

Obviously an ER visit isn't a good thing but what a testament to Grace that you will take care of her. The RN in you just took charge for your baby girl.

Candy said...

Good for you taking the lead at the hospital.

Lynne said...

Nurse Mommy to the rescue. That is so wonderful. I'm so thankful little Grace is doing better, and that you and your three daughters there are able to enjoy your time in China. My prayers for each one of you traveling, and everyone at home.

The Dear Family said...

glad to hear its going well - glad to hear another girl with a name - Rui - that is our daughter's name and we kept it and just changed it to English spelling. Way to go nurse mom!! you do what you have to do!

Alison G. said...

Congratulations! We are in Guangzhou until the 16th completing our adoption. When do you get here?