In less than 24 hours, we should be on our way to Fayetteville and I think we are all more than ready. For well over two months, we have been greatly blessed by our doctors, nurses and therapists here and would love for you to join us in giving thanks to God for all of them. Robbie’s therapists have definitely gone beyond the call of duty to make these last days special for him. We are also thankful for so many of you who have taken time to help us out here at the hospital. As we leave, we are mindful of so many sick and hurting children who are still here and we will be prayerful for them like never before.
Thank you for your prayers for his swallow study yesterday. It went well and he will be able to drink thin liquids with some restrictions (he has to tuck his chin down when he does it and just do one or two swallows at a time).
As I’ve written before, this transition is going to present many new challenges for us, some of them I’m sure are unknown to us until we get into the thick of it. Please pray for our discharge to go smoothly. Pray for Robbie especially during the 3+ hours drive home. We hope to be on our way around 1pm tomorrow. Pray for us to be able to settle into a home routine soon and be able to figure out details with our new physical therapy clinic and team. Pray that Robbie will feel up for going to church Sunday because he wants to REALLY BAD! Pray for him to be okay with the variety of reactions that he will get from various people as they see him out and about on a wheel chair or doing various activities. He has done wonderfully so far but it will, I know, be different away from a hospital.
For those of you who are in Fayetteville, we look forward to being close and hopefully seeing many of you soon!