Sunday, March 25, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Saturday. . .
After a great night's sleep - for a hospital sleep, Leiney Grace and I had a great Saturday morning.  She looked and acted like herself, ate a normal breakfast, and had a sponge bath.  I was delighted by a surprise visit from 3 of my friends.  Then the doctor rounded saying her chest xrays looked good and going home was really close. 

Next David and the children came to visit.  Leiney Grace was so excited to see everyone and gave them each a hug. 

It was wonderful being together although Leiney Grace became a bit perturbed when her siblings started checking out the new items she received during her hospital stay. 
Anyone who knows us well knows our crew could not hang out for too long at any hospital.  Thanks to the wonderful Ronald Mcdonald House, David and the other children received free passes to the Aquarium so that's where they headed after visiting us.  Based on the picture above,  I think it's safe to say they had a great time!

Since Leiney Grace and I couldn't go have fun at the Aquarium, we headed to the Atrium.  We weren't there 15 minutes when we were called back to the room to have another echo done - our ticket home.  We loaded up Leiney Grace's paint and her ceramic pig and rushed back to the room.  Then, of course, we waited!

Echo looked great, doctors consulted, and we were discharged at 5PM on Saturday!  Perfect timing as David and the rest of the crew had just finished at the Aquarium so they stopped back by to pick us up.  A quick stop back by RMH so we could clean and get the rest of our belongings, and then we were headed to home sweet home!
SUNDAY - our 1st day home. . .

Leiney Grace has had a good day.  She complains of pain occasionally - usually when it is time for her medicine, but overall, is doing amazingly well.  Her fingers are pink, no more squatting, no more panting, and I even saw her run a short distance today.  As David prayed tonight, we have all witnessed a miracle this past week - may we realize it, honor and thank the One who provided it, and not soon forget it!

Thanks to everyone who prayed for Leiney Grace and our family during this time.  Thank you for the texts and calls to check on us.  Thank you for the meals from our church family and friends.  Thank you to everyone who helped care for and carpool our other children- Sheri and Lulu had the majority of this but many others helped.  Thank you to Elaine for driving 4 hours - one way - to visit and for keeping me company for 2 days.  Thanks to Shea, Carrie, and Cindy for stopping by to make a surprise and much appreciated visit!  Finally, thank you to the Great Physician and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for walking with us through this journey and for healing our daughter's heart.  My prayer now is that her heart will one day be "healed" for eternity when she calls Him her Lord and Savior. 

"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17


Jennifer O'Cain said...

How amazing that you were discharged a day earlier than expected and that things are going so well. Your post gave me chills and so inspirational. Just so happy for you all.

Sharon said...

We will have to take a trip down to the aquarium one day so Leiney Grace can see it too!

So thankful that she is doing so well. Will see you soon!

Jenn said...

So glad the B family is once again back together. Thankful to HIM for his healing hands! Let us know if you need anything :)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Praise the Lord for bringing Leiney Grace through this and remarkably well!


Rebecca Sibley said...

Wonderful news!! So thankful!!

Ashley said...

Praise the Lord!