-Grace's chest x-ray looked good!!!
-Wait for it...
"We are about to break out of this joint..."
Lord willing, David and Grace are coming home tomorrow!!! Can you believe it?!?! We can't... :-)
If you see Abby and Andrew tomorrow PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T SAY ANYTHING TO THEM ABOUT DAVID AND GRACE COMING HOME BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO IDEA... :-)
So, they "technically" discharged Grace today, but they (David and Grace) are staying one more night in the hospital and "officially" being discharged tomorrow because there isn't a hotel room to be found in Boston right now since the Red Sox are in the World Series. It is such a huge praise that the nurses worked to make a way for them to stay the night in the hospital an extra night, otherwise they would have had to find a hotel way outside of the city that was almost $500 a night, not to mention, we love the idea of having the nurses eyes on Grace up until the moment that they head to the airport. As if that's not enough, David and Grace will have a personal escort when they arrive at the airport tomorrow to help expedite checking in, getting through security, etc, complements of case management at the hospital. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!
The last thing that I want to do is misuse or misrepresent this word, but we seriously feel like this is a miracle! We have plane tickets to go visit David and Grace in Boston in 15 days; I've been planning how to get the kids and I through Andrew's birthday; Thanksgiving; and even Christmas, without David and Grace because we were told to plan on Grace being in the hospital for 2-3 months. Grace's post surgical recovery the past two times around were brutal (an emotional and physical roller coaster to say the least), so the fact that Grace is being "technically" discharged after just 11 days and that her recovery has been so "smooth" (by Grace's standards that is :-) is indescribable and unbelievable (from a worldly point of view). This journey has in no way been "easy" (and we still have a long road of recovery once she's home, but at least we will all be under the same roof). This has been an awesome experience in a way that only God can make it awesome. This bible verse is really the best way to sum up our feelings...
Ephesians 3:20-21- 20 "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen."
Today's PRAYER REQUESTS...
-NO HICCUPS!!! Please pray that Grace has a great night and day tomorrow and that her and David have a safe, seamless, and germ free trip home!
-The enemy would in no way squelch the joy of our family being reunited
-As I mentioned before, we still have a long road of recovery at home with Grace (we will have to keep her as quarantined as possible through cold and flu season and lots of cardiology appointments to keep a close eye on her, etc)
-GOD WOULD GET ALL OF THE GLORY and that our measure of "awe" in Him and all that He has done would not ever fade!