Saturday, January 29, 2011

Home

We were able to bring Keegan home tonight!  Thank you so much for your prayers.  We are 100% confident that it was the support, love, and prayers and of course, the mercy and grace of our Lord that we were able to do so.

Keegan hasn't had a fever today, and the mysterious pain he was in seems to have gone as well.  We still have no idea what that was, but we are assuming it was another one of his intussusceptions.  He is on Tamiflu, but so far, he has not shown any of the classic signs of having the flu.  The hospital is at full capacity with the flu and a rampant stomach bug.  We agreed that it was not safe to be there if he could be supported at home.  Considering he and I most likely have the same strain of the flu, there is no additional harm in him being here.

My fever broke overnight, so assuming the rest of my symptoms start to go away, I should be ok by tomorrow afternoon.  I spent all day thoroughly disinfecting the house before Keegan was discharged this evening.  Audrey will stay with my parents until we are sure it is clear here.  She has been rather fussy today and might be a little congested, but considering she's in the throws of teething, it's hard to tell what's going on with her.  So far, she does not have a fever, and we're hoping for her to stay that way.  We are watching Keegan even more closely than we have in the past.  We know the signs that mean it's time to bring him back to the hospital, and luckily, the Legacy ER is literally right across the street.

I'm not sure it's possible to thank everyone enough for your support, friendship, and prayers.  I know how hard it is to ride this rollercoaster from where we're sitting, and I'm sure it must be maddening to watch it too.  And a rollercoaster is exactly how it feels most of the time - some pretty awesome ups, terrifying plunges into the lows, and never really seeming to stop long enough to catch your breath.  We are just so blessed and grateful to know we are not alone on the ride.  Even if you're a spectator to it, we can hear and feel your support from the sidelines, and it certainly helps make it more bearable.  I wish I could say this ride will get easier as we go along, but I'm not so sure that's going to happen.  But we'll just have to take each turn as it comes, knowing that the Lord built this darn rollercoaster, and He isn't surprised by any of the loops or drops - not one little bit.  So, once again, thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.  We will be sure to keep you updated on Keegan's progress, so thanks in advance for continuing to check on him and keep him in your prayers.