Brandon was released from the hospital yesterday late afternoon. Aria and I met him at the doorstep. He was so excited to see her finally, it had been 9 long days.
The large vertical incision and other wounds on his abdomen won't allow him to hold her yet, but it's so nice for us all to be in the same place again, for him to see her smile and hear her coo. Hopefully soon he will even be able to change her dirty diapers. :)
Transitioning to home has been difficult. Our bed is quite high and very soft, not ideal for recovering from such a major surgery, so he is camping out on the sofa and David is spending the nights on the love seat. We are doing our best with oral pain management, but need your prayers for healing relief.
At this point we are just taking it one hour at a time, and one day at a time.
God has been faithful and has provided for many of our needs, often through your generous hearts and hands.
The meals you have provided have been such a blessing to us. We have quite a few gift cards to restaurants and whole foods that will help in the upcoming months. A neighbor is mowing our lawn, friends came to watch Aria and clean and organize, cards of well wishes, diapers and frozen meals have been sent, even checks to use for whatever need arises, and more. Even the car dealership has been incredibly kind in sending someone to our house to get signatures needed for paperwork (shout out to Planet Hyundai in Golden for your exceptional customer service). We feel so blessed. Thank you for taking care of us in this difficult time.
Truly this time has been made possible by friends and family. Brandon's parents and brother have been available day and night, someone staying every night with Brandon either here or at the hospital. My mom coming out multiple times and taking days or nights with Aria so I could be with Brandon. God has been faithful, He is meeting our needs.
Specific prayers are for quick healing, pain relief, reduced swelling, improved kidney functioning.