Friday, April 3, 2009


Shawn got EVERYTHING out today. No more chest tubes, no more pacemaker wires. It is awesome! He got a great sponge bath, but he's still rocking the bad hair because he slept funny on his wet hair and it looks all crazy again, but at least it's clean. All that is connected to him now is the heart monitor, which is just standard policy after you've have heart surgery...(DUH!). He still has an I.V. in his foot just in case they need it, but they haven't needed it. They are even saying we might go home tomorrow.

I'll learn more about his heart rhythms tomorrow....not sure yet. I know you are wondering too, but that's all I got for now.

Asher came to visit, and for a moment, Shawn got excited. He even made loud noises pointing at his brother. It was beautiful... then Shawn went back to sucking his thumb and chilling out.

I've been able to hold him a few times today and that is just so nice. Never take holding your kids for granted. It is a gift and a blessing. We're are such a huggy lovey family that not being able to hold Shawn was really hard for me. I'm so relieved now.

Joe is going back to work bright and early in the morning. Looks like we're gonna be getting back to something more like life, very soon.

We've had many a visitor today. Thanks so much for everyone who has stopped by. I know we missed a couple of pop-ins because timing wasn't right, but I am thankful, nonetheless. I've also received a couple of care packages today that totally rock....and I'm just truly speechless. I've received everything from gossip magazines to Reeses Pieces and some Starbucks, and much in between. It's good. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

Praising sweet Jesus.....BIG TIME!


sarah in the woods said...

Yay! That's so wonderful to hear. Hope you get to go home tomorrow. I'll continue praying for you all.

Anonymous said...


"Never take holding your kids for granted" This made me tear up. What truth. Thank you for sharing your heart. It is so true. What precious, precious gifts....reading this almost makes me wanna go wake them up so I can hold 'em.

Praise God He has carried your family through and given you these victories. Praise God that you heart is tender to appreciate them!