Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Outta There

Exactly 20 days at Children's Hospital Boston. That's all it took to get Keegan on full feeds and no TPN, mainly a simple switch in formula and an oral antibiotic. And we couldn't be happier!

We arrived at our apartment just before 5pm, and we quickly grabbed a cab to Target for some supplies. We still have some unpacking and organizing to do, but we're so happy to be in a place to call our own for awhile. I'm looking forward to cooking again ... although I'm probably pretty rusty after a 7 month break. We're hoping to get back to our own little version of "normal" soon, but most of all, a night of no nurses or vitals or IV pumps! Yeah!

We'll post more tomorrow and some pics of our new digs. A few non-Keegan prayer requests tonight, if you please. We are praying for our sweet friend, Aaron, to respond well to his diuretics tonight and show NO fluid in his chest tomorrow, so that he can make his way home from Children's Boston too. Also, please continue to pray for little Summer, who is still fighting her first post-bone marrow transplant virus, a very scary time for her family. Lastly, please keep Miss Avery's family in your prayers. She is feeling better, but her parents are now ill. Avery's body cannot handle any more right now, so please pray that the whole family will be safe soon. Thank you so much for keeping all of these little fighters in your prayers.

Tonight, in appreciation of our nurses and docs in Boston (and all our dedicated nurses and docs that are still following us from home), I leave you with the verse that has given me such joy today. Good night!

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world ... For I was a stranger, and you took me in ... I was sick and you looked after me ... I tell you the TRUTH, whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for ME." Matthew 25:34-40