Thursday, June 11, 2009

Home Sweet Home!

We're back! Man, oh man, has it been a busy week or so! We rolled into town late late Tuesday night...we'd planned to stay in a hotel and drive the rest of the way home Wednesday, but when we got to the city our hotel was in, we decided to just keep going...I wanted to get home, and Ava was really looking forward to seeing her dad and sleeping in her own bed.

I have about a thousand pictures to go through, but it was a really great trip. The big kids got to spend lots of time with family, including both of their godmothers, and Seth got loved on by a lot of people. We had a great time in Chattanooga on our way home, and all in all, we had a great time. Oh yeah...except for Seth's little PICU stint. That was no fun at all!

We've had a very busy couple of days since we got home, and one exciting thing that happened was that Seth's gastroenterologist (GI doc...she's in charge of his refux, nutrition, and weight issues) decided that he's doing so well she doesn't need to see him anymore! Well, at least not officially...her son and Seth go to the same therapy center, so she said if I have questions about anything I can always ask her there.

I love subtracting specialists from his list! At this point, Seth is treated by:

Cardiology (For 2 PFO's, a PDA, and slightly prolonged QT length)
ENT (For his tubes and CI's)
Neurology (Preemie issues)

Plus, a Pulmonologist will be coming on board to treat his airway issues that cropped up over our vacation. And, of course, his wonderful pediatrician, audiologists, and his therapists. We see a lot of doctors, but we're so blessed to really get along with them all. However, it's still exciting when one of them thinks Seth is doing well enough to let him go!


On an unrlated note, aren't these pictures just adorable? This is a friend of the family, Jacob, who has been a great supporter and friend of Seth and all of us through this crazy year.


Nati @ I will praise Him said...

Glad you made it home safely!!!

Awesome pics!

So "Welcome Home!" ;-)

Mandy & Jeremy Hall said...

I was just thinking about you today! Glad you made it home safely!
It was SO good to finally "meet" you, for real! :)

Madison Sanders said...

I was just about to email you to see how you were. Glad everythiung ended on a good note!

That last picture is my favorite because I can almost hear the laughter!

Sonya said...

I absolutely LOVE the last picture. The look on Seth's face is pure joy!! I am so glad that you made it home safely.

Amie said...

I love vacations, but there's something about getting home and sleeping in your own bed. You can't beat that! Jacob single? ;)

kay said...

Such awesome picture! The love just radiates through them.

I'm glad to hear Seth's good news- one less doctor, yay!

Emily said...

love those matching expressions! Glad y'all are home safe!

Jennifer W. said...

Glad y'all made it home safely...been wondering when we would hear from you again! Congrats on dropping a Dr. I can imagine that is a reason to celebrate. Can't wait to see some pics!!

Anonymous said...

Love that last picture. So cute! Welcome home...glad you had a great time with family!
Laura from FL

Mandy Hornbuckle said...

Welcome home!!!!


Also, you're welcome to call me sometime when your kid's not in the hospital. Seems like the chat may be more fun that way. Or, you know, everything's more fun when your kid's not in the hospital. I mean, I assume. Because I don't have kids. But I think that's a pretty safe bet.

Shanda said...

Those are adorable pictures!

Glad you are back home. My daughter always misses her bed when we travel too!

Laura said...

Glad you are home safe! Those are some great photos!!!

Stephanie said...

Praise the Lord for a safe back to the real world!

4 Lettre Words said...

Two handsome guys there!

Glad you are home. Florida rocks! We will be in Pensacola all week! :o)

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