Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We are home!!

Home, today....doesn't she look good??
The 5.5 inch incision.
2 days after surgery...still OUT!
Not long after surgery
With daddy not caring why she is at the hospital at 6:30 am.  Day of surgery!!



Those are the BEST three words I have written in a while! We are thrilled to be home with the rest of the kids. I stayed at the hospital the past 2 nights! John will go tonight...Kaylea has a sleep study at a different hospital. So, we basically begged them to let us leave this evening with Rubea so we could make the appointment with Kaylea. They wanted her to stay another day or two. We are here with no family to help out and we knew that we couldn't be a separate hospitals with 2 different kids and the other 5 kids at home...alone!! I'm thinking CPS doesn't like that!! We have been waiting for the appointment for Kaylea since April...see the dilemma??
Ok, back to Miss Rubea....she is doing well and squealed with delight over seeing her brothers and sisters today! She is sitting in her saucer chair listening to them all do homework and happy as can be.  Before the surgery, she would have been screaming to be held or to be entertained ;-) I measured her incision....5.5 inches long. She is only 32 inches long. YIKES!! Of course the great news is....we already see progress. She is close to being as *lose* as she was back in April.  When she went in for surgery last Wednesday, we couldn't bend her legs or move her feet!! She will definitely have to have her club foot repaired, again, though.  
We also talked with the nurse/coordinator for the Titanium Rib Program and they are up for placing Kaylea's and Rubea's ribs the first week of January!! Our hospital stay will be twice as long, but we'll get the two taken care of at the same time.  I think this will be easier than doing them one at a time with 2 week hospital stays, each!!  RIGHT??  Anyone have experience with this?? 
It is good to be home....
Thank you for all the prayers, comments, phone calls, emails and text messages!!

14 comments:

Barbie said...

Yeah!! What a beautiful update!! I bet she is so happy to be home.

Marjorie said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad you and Rubea are home! I love the pictures...except the incision...ouch. She looks so happy. :)

hayslori said...

Shouting praises - can you hear them all the way from Kansas?!?!?! LOL! What a loooong haul this has been - it's not over, but will be better just being at HOME!!!! (((((Hugs))))) for a continuing great recovery and maybe some REST?????

Love from the Hays family!!!

redmaryjanes said...

What a trooper she is. I am so glad that you are home. I am sending prayers and love to Rubea.

Anonymous said...

Have you heard of Dr. Ponseti? He is amazing with club feet....no surgery so no problems with feet when kids are older. He is in Idaho but so worth the trip. Just ask Shepard mom at http://www.nihaoyall.com/feeds/posts/default
she has two little guys that have had AMAZING results.

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

So glad you guys are home. We will continue to keep her in our prayers! Just so glad it is done and that she is home recovering in her element.

hugs~
Amie

Dawn said...

I am so glad everything went well and you are home. Praying for quick healing for little Rubea!

P.S. We ordered the Wheelie Bug from Music For Little People (.com)...if you buy one, get the "large", it is not really that big :)

ThatGirl said...

ooh that cut made me cry, poor baby. I just want to see that smile back and those legs bending. such a sweet, sweet, baby girl!

Lanxi said...

Yeah! So glad you are all home, and that she is so happy after all that!

We'll keep praying that her recovery goes well.

Christine said...

I'm glad to see she is doing so well. That smiile says it all. How are things going now that you guys are home?

Our 7 Blessings from God said...

So glad your sweet girl is home! Wish we lived closer and could help you out!

Ladyblog said...

What a brave little girl Rubea is. I hope she is getting stronger every day.
~Rebecca

Lynn said...

How is Rubea doing? I think I would have both girls in the hospital at the same time. I spent 2 weeks in the hospital with Chaislyn last year and I would not want to do it again.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

What a journey!

Praying things continue to go well for your beautiful family as you settle in back home :)