Some of you might already be aware of this, but we are home! We got discharged last night and have been busy adjusting to life at home again with new meds, schedules, and drs orders, but we've been LOVING being together. I woke up this morning and immediatley smiled, knowing that both my babies were asleep in their own beds in their own rooms. Tanner and I are actually still having a hard time believing that this is all real, that we are really home after two short weeks. What was supposed to be her most difficult surgery and recovery actually turned out to be the shortest stay we've had so far. I feel like someone is going to call and say 'just kidding' any time now and we'll be back in room 10 in the ICU.. I just can't believe how well she did and how fast she recovered from such a major surgery. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but this was definatley not it. The only way to explain what happened I'm sure were the countless prayers offered on her behalf and the many tender mercies of the Lord in blessing her with healing. I have seen His power throughout her short life many many times. There have now been 8 separate occasions that her life has been preserved. That is extremely humbling. I am just so grateful for the blessings we've been given and for the miracles that have taken place.
Bela is still going through some withdrawals so we have her on a month weaning schedule at home. She's not back to herself yet, she's very sleepy and when she is awake she is very spacey, but we hope to have the real Bela back very soon. I can already tell that she is stronger though.. She has thrown up one time in the past 4 days and that was because she got two feeds too close together. Its been amazing.. all I have ever known of Bela is at least 3 huge throw ups a day, each one consisting of about 3 or 4 seperate throw ups, and so I'm not quite used to none yet. I think she will grow so much better now.. YEAH BELA!!
I'll post some pictures of her home soon...thank you all for your prayers and concern on our behalf.. we love you.