Sunday, April 4, 2010

We are Home!

Happy Easter to each one of you! It feels so good to be able to say that to you from the comfort of my computer in my home!

Feeling a lot of things - most are a bit surreal! I'll try and put some of them into words in the coming days, but for right now, I'm so excited to be HOME and to be with my family!!!!

Walking away from the hospital after we were discharged yesterday felt strange. I honestly didn't know if I should laugh or cry!!! So I did neither, and just tried to wrap my head around what was had just happened....removing all of Nates monitors, dressing in him real clothes (which he detested, by the way....bringing home those hospital jammies would have made life a lot easier...he's not doing well with change right now!), armed with all his meds and simply walking away from the hospital. The place where medical expertise and equipment were only seconds away from Nate. After all of the constant care and monitoring - we could simply leave....just walk away. Surreal!

Nate was a great flyer again, awake for the whole flight this time. It felt so great to touch down in Winnipeg and to see my sister waiting there for us! After getting Nate's meds in (not an easy task anymore....maybe because there are more - or maybe because he's just sick of them!), we had a quiet drive home.

Today, the priority is just being. Being together, being family. My goal is to try to infuse Nate with as much joy and happiness as possible. Right now, he's happily playing with Brady, and I think that will also help him get back to his true self.

Thank you for your prayers....they got us home! And thanks for continuing to pray for Nate!


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

sooo glad you're home!! I am sure you are ready to get back to routine and more normal days! Can't wait to get together and catch up! We'll continue to pray for adjustments and healing. Good to have you back!
Deana

Wes and Dinah said...

Welcome home!! Carole it was amazing to see you in church this morning! Was so jealous when Wes said he had talked with you! I wish I could have had a chance to at least give you an Easter hug...next time :-)

Enjoy 'being'

Love
Dinah

Anonymous said...

Welcome home. So glad you are here and that there is a sense of freedom and comfort in that. I am also glad that you shared this journey with us. Your fears, frustrations, the progress and how Nate was working through all of this. We were able to pray with you through all of this journey. Yeah, God - thank you so much.

Ang

kristin said...

Welcome home Carole. Way to go Nate!! You did it. We'll be praying for you as you and Nate adjust to life outside the hospital. So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

You're back!!!!! I hope the infusion of joy and normalacy returns quickly for all of you and that you can 'just be a family'. Thinking of you and continuing to pray for God's Hand to be on Nate at all times to protect him and nurture him through the days ahead.
marilyn

Garry & Chris said...

YAY!! That is so exciting!! Didn't it feel strange walking into your home? I remember it feeling really weird, lol. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. You are such an encouragement!! Praise God! :)

Karen said...

Praise God! I'm so happy that you get to be home again with all your boys. I'm sure the feeling of this home coming with be with you for a long time. Enjoy the infussion of happiness and joy.

Rachelle said...

I am excited to hear that you all are at home! I continue to pray for Nate's health and your adjustment back to home life. May you also have peace and strength as you continue to take care of Nate!

Anonymous said...

Home at last!! What a joy it must be to be in your own home again with your family! Praying that Nate continues to grow stronger & that his heart would heal completely! May God be with you all during this week and in the weeks ahead!
- Bonnie K.-