Friday, March 25, 2011

Mommy is Home

 Saying goodbye to the wonderful staff at Gillete. And saying hello to....home

I'm sure you think that we have disappeared off of the face of the planet. Not really...we are just enjoying have Linda and Victoria home again. Reuben was to fly down on Friday to help Linda drive home, but he got bumped off of standby, so Linda made the trip by herself. All went well, and she arrived home Friday evening.  To say the least, it was so nice to have them home. Now, I have to admit, I was not here when they got home. I was invited to play in a forty and over hockey tournament with my bro in law, (yes Linda thought it was a good idea for me to go) and didn't get back till Sat. night.

These are just a few pictures since being home

Victoria and Marie. Notice the black bag and tubing. That's the pump that attaches to her g-tube. Right now we are using it to feed her momma's milk, as she still can't seem to remember how to eat. She wants to, but cannot seem to figure it out. Prayer and patience I guess. We are using braces for her hands to help them out, and are doing therapy on her legs, as they are pretty stiff. Overall, she is doing so well. At first, she was going through what seemed like withdrawal symptoms from being on so much medication, but that seems to be abating , for which we are really grateful. She seems so much more content now that we are home, and so are we. 

 She still fits in her swing, but not for much longer. 

For the first time in 5 weeks we were all able to go to church together. We have such a great church family, so kind thoughtful, generous, supportive. Could not imagine going through this without them. Right now, Linda is at the doctors...nothing wrong, just a check to see that the white cells are up and that the bacteria is not coming back. Thank you all so much for all the kind comments , and especially your prayers on our behalf...we are humbled.  My memory work for this week is, be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus. This has been a constant truth for us these days. May it be so in your life as well. The two little words, nothing and everything are so easy to forget.  Blessings on your day today. Bruce, for all of us grateful, joyful, content, Mittons.