January 15, 2022
Cutting the Cord Literally and figuratively
Now that we have been home for 24 hours, we have reflected on how anxious we were. We went from 24 hour care to all me (Ray). Talk about stressful!
Once we got situated, we both fell into a deep sleep. Thank God for rest! I did wake up several times to check her vitals – temp, oxygen, pulse… all good, all night! At one point, she checked to make sure that I was breathing. I didn’t move once – which is abnormal for me. I actually thought I would miss the hospital chair (I even took a pic). Nope didn’t miss it! 😎
This morning, she got up, ate a good breakfast, took the prednisone, and basically slept all day. She woke up hungry and had some McAlester’s choose two – thanks mom and dad.
She then had a pretty good afternoon pain free and rested.
They told her at the hospital that more than likely her hair would be gone next week. She decided it would be less traumatic for her and for the kids if we just went ahead and cut most of it off so she wouldn’t lose it in big chunks. It was a small step of control, and she decided to have her sweet friend Jordan come over and cut off her hair tonight. We had fun with it, and the kids got in on the action. She looks adorable.
While coming home has been bittersweet, we are grateful to be in a quiet (well, as quiet as it can be with a 10 year old) environment where we feel safe.
At times times some things come to a necessary end. The staff at Mercy Hospital was incredible. They were so kind and we sure appreciate all those who cared for our Kristi!!
Part of freedom is cutting the safety cords. Here we go!
Kristi is so grateful for all your prayers, messages, thoughts, and concern. It is truly a picture of the large family of God. So awesome!!
Her appetite stayed all afternoon and she just ate a big dinner! We are praying for another peaceful night of rest!