We got back to Boston Wednesday morning, and by that afternoon Emma was throwing up again. She kept throwing up all night, so Thursday we went to see our family doctor, and he sent us over to the ER. I’m so grateful for the existence of IVs when they are needed – and I am even more grateful that we have typically healthy children! I was dreading getting the needle in, but the hospital sent in someone with an iPad, and Emma was so busy with it that she didn’t even notice. I’m sure the numbing cream helped, too!
Lily helped take care of Emma until a friend showed up to take Johnny and Lily to her house. The little bear Emma is cuddling in the top picture came in the pink gift back, which was from the hospital. They had coloring books and crayons for Johnny and Lily, as well. Our time at Emerson Hospital was much more positive than Johnny’s Boston Children’s trip back in 2009. Of course, iPads didn’t even exist back then. Apple, can you please donate some to hospitals across the country? It would be good marketing; I was feeling tremendous love for that shiny gem of technology! =)