|Goodbye ID wristbands|
|Last sleep for awhile in a hospital bed|
We're excited to let Lucy's friends and family know that we're at H-O-M-E!!! Dr. Dias came in this morning and gave us the green light to be discharged. We met with physical therapy again and received more ideas to use at home in helping Lucy build lower limb strength and regain her walking ability, orders to receive out patient physical therapy and they also wrote out a prescription for a walker to use like the one they had her practicing with.
|More practice with the walker|
|Standing much more upright then 24 hrs. ago!|
I had concern about the pain level during the 40 minute car ride home in a car seat. Merle positioned a travel pillow behind Lucy's back and strapped her in. She seemed to be very comfortable AND.... because Mommy had given her Benadryl for the car ride home (she still suffers with car sickness on longer trips) she slept like a baby the majority of the ride home AND then slept in Daddy's lap for another two hours! In fact the three of us took a much needed nap.
A nice nap, shower and home-made meal was such a wonderful "re-charger". Our world felt right again with all eight of our children under the roof for a short time this evening!! Lucy very much enjoyed having some time to play with her bestest friend, (and niece) Sadie Joy!
|Two peanuts can fit on the little wheelchair together!|
|Home with family!|
While I'm sure the personnel at the hospital Starbuck's will be missing Merle's daily morning trek (did I mention they began writing his name on the cups the past few mornings without him telling them?!) - we're thrilled to be back on the outside again.
|An iced vanilla chai for Mom and Bold Columbian Narino for Dad|
Many, many thanks again for the many, many prayers, cards, care packages and love given to Lucy Kim. We've felt so encouraged, loved and uplifted by you!!And to think.....................a year ago, "Little Miss So Sad" was still waiting for her family in an orphanage half way across the world!!
Praise God with us for His healing, peace, wisdom and protection this past week and continued prayers for the long journey of recovery ahead!
I will try my best to continue to keep you updated on Lucy's recovery as I can!
|Selfies in the hospital|
Blessings to each of you and again thanks for journeying with us!