Thank you thank you thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers while baby Declan was in the the hospital. He and I are back home. There’s no place like home. 60 hours is a long time to be in the hospital. And I learned a lot.

May I present you with 13 things I learned in the hospital:

1. There is such a thing as a “skullet” – it is one scary do…
2. I would make a perfect candidate for a style-overhaul show, because apparently, I have no taste
3. Some hospitals actually have good food!
4. It is possible to watch 9 straight hours of “Property Ladder” and still wish for more.
5. Apparently they transport ice cream in ambulances because they keep them so very cold!
6. When you are exhausted, even a chair is a comfortable place to sleep.
7. “I Love Lucy” reruns still make me laugh.
My kids sound a lot older on the phone.
9. People who work in hospital housekeeping are so sweet and they love it when you remember their name.
10. Tiny babies in big hospitals look ever tinier.
11. There are a lot of people who care about us.
12. We are very very very lucky – there were a lot of children in that hospital who will never leave it.
13. Every thing pales in intensity when your baby is sick.


  1. I’m so glad y’all are home Karla and that Declan is doing better.

  2. Joyismygoal says

    Me too glad they are better enjough tobe home

  3. Megan (FriedOkra) says

    I somehow missed your husband’s entry earlier. I am so glad everyone is fine, sweet lady. I know you must have been beside yourself for awhile! I’ll keep y’all in my prayers… Kiss that baby for me (fewer germs if you do do it for me, see?)

  4. Hi, Karla. I was so relieved to hear that you and Declan are now safe and sound at home. I’ll continue to pray.

  5. Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts says

    Glad you and he are back home!

    Skullets, huh? (Shudder).

  6. Hey..glad tat u both are back..I really agree with #13..
    U both take care..

  7. Oh, thank GOD he’s okay. I’m so glad he’s home – what an awful experience for both of you.

  8. i just got caught up on your world. so sory to hear about baby declan but THANKFUL he is better. i agree with your #13.

    shalom friend.

  9. I’m glad I checked in on you, Karla! Did they discover why Declan had the fever and discoloration? I’m sure that put a lot of stress on you – worrying about your baby.

  10. Karla, I am happy you are home with all of your family and that Declan is doing better. I, too, like your #13. You remain in my prayers.

    Mrs. W.

  11. Mama Pajama says

    So glad to hear you’re home! God Bless!

  12. Denise Patrick says

    So glad you’re back and the baby is doing well. One never wants to realize those things in your list, but you’re right that there are a lot of people who care about you and little Declan. Take care and stay healthy.

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

  13. Glad to read everything’s OK, and that you have your humor back.

    You are blessed.

    Have a great weekend.


  14. I’m scared to click the Skullet link, lol.
    I’m so glad your baby is doing well. It is really hard to be in the hospital with your tiny child.

    Oh, happy belated birthday! I am one month older than you.

  15. Glad your little man is doing well. I know that had to be scary and trying to be away from your other children too. Thanks for asking about me…I’m doing pretty good (23 weeks tomorrow).

  16. glad your baby is better! my 20month old niece was in the hospital last week too! so scary!

    happy TT and thanks for stopping by!

  17. I’m glad there’s a happy ending. Nothing makes you feel quite as helpless as when your child is sick

  18. i am glad he is better!

  19. Megan@SortaCrunchy says

    Oh my goodness! I am so glad you are both HOME. Glory to God!

    Some hospital food really is good. Or maybe it just tastes good because you don’t really have much in the way of choices . . . Either way, glad the food services there ministered to you during your stay!

  20. crafty carolinagirl says

    So glad everyone is back home and feeling better!

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