Such a tiny cutie
[10/12/14, 4:14:47 PM] Sev Jano: dont mind me, im the streetcorner begger of tumblr pon
[10/12/14, 4:15:13 PM] Sev Jano: “s’cuse me? can you spare a guest appearence?”
"er, no, no sorry, not today"
[10/12/14, 4:16:05 PM] Sev Jano: “why dont you ever give that guy a guest appearance, Jim? You can spare a couple, youre just gunna toss Backy and Pun in again and you know it”
"yeah, but i dunno. he’s dirty"
This is it, folks! The last day for the HC SVNT DRACONES kickstarter! Things have progressed wonderfully so far, and everyone’s help has been the key to making this dream into reality! There’s one day left to hop in and get your hard copy or kickstarter edition pdf. Once we finish up here, we hit the ground running and get that book finished!
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Wife’s c-section was weeping a little so they removed a few staples and opened the wound up so it could be packed and heal from the inside out. not all that uncommon, but it does mean she now has a very large open wound i have have to pack twice a day. I don’t know if you’ve ever packed an actual wound before. This is not a bandaid situation. like…you put in a lot of gauze….awfully deep. inch deep. and you gotta pull it all out each time too. its kinda surreal. its been a surreal month, really.
I’ll spare you guys the pictures.
On a lighter note, she’s finally home! one step closer to getting back to a relatively normal existence
"Did Bethesda write your dialog?"
Hey folks! Its been a ride, both in the KS campaign and out in the wide wide world, but we’re coming in to the last seven days! Now is the time to stretch out and let folks on the fence know they’re time is running out. If you want a printed copy of the core book, the Kickstarter is the only way to get one for a good long time. This unique version is the birth of a franchise that, with your support, has tremendous potential for growth. So come in, look around, and join the fun!
Down to the end of this line! Lots of things going on in my life at one time right now, heh. Please spread!
Thank you all for your support. Ive received many messages of hope and some generous donations that will certainly help with the expenses to come, and its been really nice to pop on tumblr when I can and see people expressing compliments and concerns for us. All very positive. Granted, I turned off anon messages ages ago, so that may have something to do with it, but Ill just go one believing I’m watched by good folk and leave it at that XD.
We are recovering as best we can. Wife had a blood transfusion today to deal with anemia and low platelet count associated with the HELLP syndrome that the preeclampsia eventually turned into. I know, odd acronym, but that’s what its called, and why we had to deliver. Shes feeling much better, but its going to be a few more days before she can leave, assuming things continue to improve.
Baby is “doing all the things we expect someone born this early to do”, which is the best I can really get out of any of the hospital staff. I think its code for “shes doing well but could end up not doing well at any point”. I feel bad for them really, hospitals have been sued into the dirt so many times that no one is allowed to commit to anything anymore. its extremely difficult to get predictions or summaries or even opinions until something direct has to be immediately done. But shes breathing and alive and being taken care of, so for the moment that’s as good as I can hope for.
The birth documentation has 37 listed complications associated with the baby. Each one will have to be taken in time as she grows, so its really hard to feel as excited as I’d like to. I see a lot of “congratulations!” and I cant help but feel my heart sink a little with each one. Her chances really are pretty good, but there are a lot of hurdles between here and there.
I got the call on 1.5 hours of sleep. I’d pulled a late night because, as far as I knew, we were stable. That’s the nature of this condition though, it turns really quick. When surgery was over i followed them out with the baby while they went through the process of stitching everything up, and they put her into the incubator and i sort of fell in a zombie state for a little while. they explained some things, told me where my wife was headed, and if she hadn’t gotten to Recovery yet I was just supposed to find a room and wait for someone to get me. So i went back to the room she’d been in before the c-section and it was all up-ended, being cleaned out and such. one of the cleaning staff had found the shower scrubbing brush I’d brought for her earlier and handed it back to me, and i took it and sort of stood out in the hallway for a little bit. and someone told me I couldn’t stand in the middle of the hall because they might need to move a patient through quickly, so i kinda drifted toward a more public area, clutching this shower scrubbing brush thing like it was something important. and i came across a bathroom and locked myself in it and sobbed for a few minutes, because the damned shower brush is bigger than she is. I’ve never seen any living thing that looked so fragile. my hand is larger.
I felt a little better afterward, and i was able to find my way back to the recovery area and my wife had arrived and over the next few hours I was able to refocus a little. snagged a little nap with her once we were moved to the mom&baby wing. called my folks, all that stuff. Went back in to see the baby, was able to actually talk to the staff a little, it was all much more manageable the second time around. And the next day after i’d finally gotten some sleep, and I think it will keep getting more and more manageable. But I can tell already shes going to scare me like that the rest of my life. Hopefully, she’ll get that chance.
My wife still has the shower scrub brush, I’d planned on throwing it away when she left the hospital because its getting kinda old. I think im going to save it instead, put it in a box or something. Seems kinda special now.