Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Family time and one step closer to going home...

We had a sweet Sunday...  after church, the kids and I went to the hospital to see Kitty since the kids hadn't seen her in her new room.  The last time they saw her here, she was still in the CVICU and they couldn't hold her because she was still hooked up to a bunch of stuff.  This visit was much different, we all got to hang out in Grace's room as a family for over 5 hours (boy, how time flies when you're at the hospital).  The kids couldn't get enough of their little sister and getting to hold her brought them more joy than I ever dreamed it would.  Here are some sweet pictures from our family day at the hospital...




On Saturday, Kitty was taking 3 bottles by mouth and the rest of the feeds through the tube in her nose and by Monday she was doing ALL of her feeds by mouth and nothing through the tube in her nose, so today...


Grace is praising the Lord for His goodness!!!  "Look no feeding tube!"

Lord willing, we are supposed to go home tomorrow!!!  The kids know that Grace should be coming home soon, but they have no idea that it could be tomorrow.  My heart swells when I picture being able to pick up Andrew from school tomorrow with his precious little sister waiting for him in the car and then meeting Abby at the bus stop with Grace in our arms.  Will you please pray that Grace passes all of her final tests and that she is able to go home tomorrow in time to surprise Abby and Andrew?  Please also pray for our transition to having her at home.  While it is exhilarating to think about being together as a family again at home, it is also mortifying (to me, not David :-) to imagine having her home with "God" as our only and best monitor...surely, He is more efficient than any machines, nurses, or dr's, right?  He's our Creator, He's all knowing, He's all powerful and the epitome of love.  I trust that we are in good hands, however I could still use your prayers that He would give us wisdom and peace as we embark on this new journey of having all three kids at home with us!

3 comments:

Wendy G said...

Kristi, the smiles on your childrens' faces are absolutely precious! I will pray that all goes well with final tests and sweet Grace is released. XOXO

Julie said...

I just can't get over how precious she is! What great pictures of her with her brother and sister. :) We will pray that you have peace Kristi as you get to bring her home to her own bed! :) What fun! God knows that you and David will be amazing at having her there.....that's why He chose you for this job!

The Keierleber Family said...

praying! so excited! God, David and your Mommy instincts will carry you through caring for her at home. :) that pic of Andrew hugging you-is he the best hugger our what!?:)