As of Wednesday night, my friend’s daughter was released from the hospital. An entire day early! She spent a total of 8 days in the hospital, where they said she screamed in pain and fear for most of them. Her heart rate would jump over 30 beats a minute the moment anyone in scrubs walked in the room. The moment they were told she was going home was a very happy one to say the least.
They shared they have their good moments and bad moments, and thankfully, I happened to visit on a good moment. I don’t think I could bear seeing a bad moment. I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived. I prayed I wouldn’t be standoffish because I get uncomfortable around things I don’t know how to be, but when I walked to their back door, I saw through their window, them sitting at the table…eating. Like any normal family.
I just stood there watching for a second amazed.
There she was…sitting, eating pasta and chicken. I praised God right then and there.
She was nothing but smiles as we sat and talked about the past 9 days and how it effected their lives. Amazingly, they felt so grateful for their situation as they were around many less fortunate parents with children far worse off than their daughter.
They know they have a long way to go with her recovery, but she’s doing just that. Recovering. The more she walks and eats, the more she heals and is able to do the things she’s always wanted to do.
I asked permission to share the few shots I got last night as well as an email she sent out with an update the day she was released.
”One concern right now is that she has been having rather severe bladder spasms at times and, as thought, she reacted very badly to the medications the doctor tried. We only have two more options, however, insurance doesn't want to cover either of them. We're praying that as she continues to heal the spasms will go away, but the doctor isn't so sure. We are so grateful for the prayers, gifts, and support as well as to the nurses and doctors that have done so much for her in the last week.”
So if you can continue to pray specifically for her bladder spasms, I know they’d really appreciate it.
They loved the cards that were sent. They couldn’t believe how far they traveled and she loved knowing that she had so many people throughout the entire country who loves and prays for her.
The stickers were a huge hit with her and her brother!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Squeeze your little ones tight…and your big ones too.
I have big plans tomorrow, and I truly can’t wait for them to be underway, this week has been nothing but crazy leading up to it.