Friday, October 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home

As some of you may know, I have flown back to the US due to complications with this pregnancy. I am so grateful that our doctor in Senegal told us to get home as soon as possible.

I am now at Maine Med, where I will be on hospitalized bed rest for at least another month and half, possibly more. Although the hospital setting can be alarming, I must admit, there is a part of me that feels so safe and relieved to be here.
  • I have a beautiful private room.
  • There is an extremely caring nursing staff that are taking good care of me.
  • The Hi Risk Doctors are experts.
  • I have cable. Better yet, there are English speaking channels.
  • I can order off the menu any meal I want. And, I can read every item and don't have to use my translator.
  • There are no lizards roaming around this hospital.
  • I can take 1 1hour wheel chair ride a day. I am considering coordinating wheelchair races with the other ladies here.
  • I don't have to wear anything but pajamas all day long.
  • I will be an expert in day time soap opera television.
  • I have a beautiful view of the changing foliage out my window.
  • My godson, Liam, runs around the room and hall saying 'Auntie Kully' repeatedly and makes all around him smile and laugh. I think he should pursue a career in hospital therapy.

I don't know what I would do without my friends and family. You know who you room is cozy, I have everything I need here, your support means the world to me, and I count the minutes until your visits. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The only thing that breaks my heart is leaving Rich behind. I am worried about him, he is worried about me, and we are both extremely worried about our two healthy beautiful boys. As hard as this is, we know that I am getting the best care possible.


  1. Kel, I'm thinking about you, and please know that I'm around all day every day if you need anything~~ more yarn, more magazines, a pretend lizard to remind you of Africa, I can speak a little french, whatever you need. I really mean it. Call me/email me, if you need anything. A toute à l’heure, mon amie!

  2. sweetie - i didn't know - hope everything is going better in maine- i'm sure seeing your fam is a great treat - mark and the kida and I will try and come visit you soon! love you! keep us posted stacy

  3. Hope it's all better back in Maine. Love your very positive attitude, down to the lack of lizards!

  4. Kelly,
    I think you may need to knit 100 hats or something like that. I am sure you are in good hands and wish I could come to see you. Think of you so often, and definitely keep the blog going.
    barb p

  5. Kelly, Welcome back to cilization!! You are in the best hands at MMC in your condition.....Stay strong and positive....U CAN DO THIS! Can't wait to meet the "twinnies!" BIG HUGS!
    xoxo Cathi

  6. Kelly! When can I come visit you???? What are visiting hours? What room are you in? I AM COMING TO GET YOU!!!! Seriously, I can't wait to come visit and catch up...

  7. I know Rich misses you, as do you him, but you and the twins are better off in the good ole US of A! Hugs and prayers to you sweet Kelly!

  8. We cannot pretend to comprehend the depth of disappointment, yet celebrate your strength and spirit!