As soon as Jeff gets here, we are outta here! :)))) Kate's chest x-ray looked terrific and that was our last hurdle.
One of her PICU nurses came by today to say hello and was shocked to hear that Kate was going home today. I told her it was the prayer and she said Kate's story gave her goosebumps. I do not take that lightly because there are soooo many babies and children who spend time in PICU here. The part of PICU we were in was actually PCTU (Pediatric Cardiac Thorasic Unit), which means it was only for kids who had received heart surgery. When they see a child in Kate's shape, make such a dramatic turn-around and leave the the hospital WEEKS before they predicted, they are shocked. In two weeks, Kate went from this:
Only God could pull that off! Even the timing of her going home today is so God! Jeff has been in Boston all week and is coming home tonight. Coincidence that today is the day Kate is ready to come home? NOT!
Thank you all so very much for praying for her, for our family at home and for me at the hospital. Thank you for walking this journey with us.
And now we head home, which I suspect will be a challenge the next few days as everyone adjusts. Jeff's mom and sister will be flying home to their families tomorrow and I'm sure they will be glad to sleep in their own beds (and give their ears a rest from the noise at our house). We are soooo thankful that they were willing to come and hold down the fort!
I'll post again after we get Kate home. I can't wait to see Jake and Zoey, whom I haven't seen since Easter. :)