For the Olson’s, close to 10 months out of 2009 were spent in the hospital. So 2010 had a pretty good shot at being a better year for us and it was, it really was.
And so without further ado…
A look back on the year that was for Pressure Support.
- In January we lose power for the first time since Liam came home from the hospital. Unfortunately we end up back in the hospital for a few days at the end of the month.
- February brought warm enough weather for a walk through the local historic cemetery .
- I took inventory of all the data available from Liam’s equipment in March. Then I complained about poop, and was happy to see change.
- April brought more ease in our transportation and just in time too. The March of Dimes sponsored March for Babies steps off at the end of the month.
- Early May and another hospital stay. This time Liam brought us there so that we could help other families facing medical challenges. A few weeks later, Liam rode a swing for the very first time
- Only 3 posts in June and nothing of note. No news is good news around here so sounds like June was a nice routine month. Yay.
- July is marked only by a frustrating two-day ordeal involving a trip to Boston Children’s Hospital.
- Liam feels the grass between his toes in August while daddy is at work. The start to a busy month. Liam would go on to get his own glasses, embark on his first ever road trip, and our family would grow closer with others in similar circumstances.
- I love fall. Always have. This year was no different as the whole family had an exciting and fun September. It all started when I had a crazy idea about how I could help Hasbro Children’s Hospital. I wrote a series of essays about Liam’s time in the PICU. I called it PICU Pressure. Vol. I — How we got there. Vol II. — A Summary. Vol III. — My Med School. Vol IV. — The Routine. Vol V. — Hungry? People at the hospital read the pieces and we find ourselves being contacted for an appearance on TV!
- We’re on TV! The walk that I spend a month working towards happens and while it’s a complete success I’m too tired to blog about it. Things get weird for me when I realize all those people from Hasbro who may still be reading my blog might not like to hear how pissed I am when things don’t go right on our scheduled hospital stay in the middle of the month. October was weird.
- November brings a new nurse who will never ever return, and Liam attends his first Olson Thanksgiving at my parents house.
- Our nursing personnel changes shattering anything resembling a sleep schedule. But Liam stays awake for Christmas and then turns 2!
There you have it. 2010 in all its monthly-bullet-point-goodness. If you have the time or inclination I hope you have as much fun reading through the links as I had compiling them.
…and here’s to a happy and healthy 2011. Cheers folks.