Our 24 hour stay went well, and we had our discharge meeting yesterday. As she is doing so much better, we brought Samantha to her own discharge meeting. I think it may have been the first time that happened on this floor. Samantha handled the hour long meeting very well, and enjoyed sitting with all of the grown ups.
Barring any last minute complications, we should be home tomorrow morning.
At home waiting for us is all of Samantha's new equipment--feeding pump, ventilators, heaters, suction machines, etc, nurses and so forth. We will now be a hospital away from home, and we will be thrilled to be there.
It is really hard to put into words what these last few months have felt like for us. It has been quite the roller coaster, to say the least.
Right now, Samantha is doing amazingly well. She is, dare I say, better than she was prior to admission. And for that we are so, so very grateful. We aren't sure how long she will need the vent for, or if her need will increase. Or perhaps a little of both. As usual we will take it one day at a time with our little sweetie, and enjoy every minute.
We are very thankful for all of our family and friends who have made this admission go as smoothly as it could. We love you all.
Until next time,