Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Maybe Tomorrow?

I'm going to be bold and say we're heading home tomorrow. Annie's feeds are at full rate and full strength into her GJ tube, the TPN is off as of Sunday, and the PICC line is supposed to come out later today. This weekend, she contracted an infection (presumably in her PICC line) that complicated things a bit. But she responded well to the antibiotic, and with the PICC line out, the infection source will be gone, too. If we go home tomorrow, we will have spent 26 days in the hospital. That's how strep and the flu can affect a medically complex kid.

But God has answered our prayers, and Annie is almost back on her saddle. I want you to know that we have felt your prayers--Jesus really does comfort, heal and strengthen. His angels have been with us.

I'll update after we have a few days of settling in.


As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord show compassion to those who fear him.
For he knows our frame; 
he remembers that we are dust.
As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, 
and its place knows it no more.
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting 
on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children's children,
to those who remember to keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
Bless the Lord, O you his angels, 
you mighty ones who do his word, 
obeying the voice of his word!
Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!  Psalm 103:13-21


Marilyn said...

Hoping and praying all goes as planned!

Lana C. said...

Thank God she is coming home. My prayer is specific this week for you; I know you have got to be tired, I'm praying for you to have complete, solid, deep sleep when you are able to lay your head down & rest. May God help you to find deep restoration for the amazing energy you surely need. In prayer for you...Lana C.

Anonymous said...

She's home. Jean may sleep for the next few days (ya right) but for those watching this and in case she doesn't update it soon they are home and hoping to "rest".

U Dan

Gretchen said...

There's no place like home. <3 ya!