We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Out of the Hospital

Vanessa was released from the hospital Monday afternoon. She is at home with us and doing well. Her pain continues to be under control, however the expectation is that she will be transitioned off of prescription pain medication in a few weeks. This seems really soon given the extent of the surgeries that she has experienced so I am preparing myself for how this may go. We have about 7 weeks to go before her bones will be healed enough to safely begin weight bearing. Until then we need to keep her from trying to crawl around or stand on her legs.  So we are working on getting a good system down, as far as moving her around and keeping her busy. At this point I am really thankful for Netflix live movie streaming as this amazing technology (also thanks to the Wii) has provided non-stop entertainment to our chair bound kido. She has become a bit of a Disney movie addict (her picks). I think if I have to hear the songs from any of the High School Musical movies anymore I may just go crazy. But I am of course also more then happy to see her and her sister singing away!!! I did order some summer home-school books thinking that we could use some time working on her academic readiness skills. We will see what kind of tantrums I illicit when I announce tomorrow that the movies must stop for schooling time. And oh yeah, we are also finishing up on packing our house. The move is a go to start on July 3rd. It is looking like Vanessa will be able to fly to Arizona to wait out her healing and then fly back to CO when it is time to get her casts off and start some physical therapy. Yeah for that!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kari -- I went out rounding on Tuesday and was delighted to see that Vanessa was discharged home and it now appears you are all getting on with your lives! I've very happy for all of you and hope you'll stay in touch - send photos, call, or whatever as your lives allow it to be so. Please let me know when you are back to Colorado and the hospital - I want to see you all again. Vanessa is a brave and kind spirited soul - I know she's found blessings in your family. Heading to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday for some needed R&R and time with my loved ones. Will hope to chat with you soon. Take Care!