Edit: We have written several posts about the accident & Eira’s journey here, click > here < to see them all.
Hi everyone. First of all thank you for your continued prayers, thoughts and messages, they are deeply appreciated.
This morning we saw the neurologist again and he said that as long as Eira could walk a few steps without getting dizzy or feeling sick, she could go home and we could care for her there as all her medication can be given at home (Mum is a nurse which is incredibly handy).
Edit: if you don’t know what happened to Eira, click here.
She walked and said she felt ok so we started to prepare to take her home. This took a while as Patrick had to spend a lot of time in the hospital admin office sorting out insurance paperwork, scanning and sending reports etc so a couple of hours after the doctor said we could leave we still hadn’t, which turned out to be a good thing because Eira then vomited a lot at 2pm, and then again at 2.45pm. She then went pale and quiet and fell asleep and is now awake but sleepy and subdued. We are staying in hospital obviously- the nurses suggested we take her home and “come back to Emergency if she vomited again”, which we thought was a very stupid suggestion and got them to call the doctor who said we needed to stay in another night.
It is exceptionally difficult knowing what is the best call to make when you are in a hospital abroad with a language barrier- on one hand hospitals have medical equipment and doctors so it might seem like the safe option to stay in, but at the same time there are big differences in the care quality than back home and being in hospital here is very anxiety inducing as it’s hard to tell what the best thing is for her. We are just having to take one decision at a time.
Esmae has been on an emotional rollercoaster the last few days and was very upset when she realised Eira wasn’t coming home today. It is very hard to watch.
People have been asking “how are you guys holding up?” and I’m not quite sure how to answer that. We’re just here doing what we need to do and hating every single second, and we feel like complete shit. Patrick is an exceptionally calm person and has been a rock despite being distraught; he finds keeping busy is good for him. I want to punch a window and scream.
I hope I can update you tomorrow with better news. She is doing so well and is such a fighter and we cannot WAIT for her to be terrorising us with her usual cheeky tricks and rascal behaviour.