Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Home Again, Home Again...

Home again, home again, jiggety jog...at least that's what Poppy always says! Boy does it feel good to be back home! As stressful as this past week has been, I did enjoy spending time with my parents. It seems strange that I spent time with my mom and time with my dad, but never with the two of them together. Mimi and I took turns spending nights at the hospital with Drake, and Poppy did a great job taking care of sweet Hayes. Not only family but some wonderful friends stepped in to help out. 

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the medical staff at Medical City Children's Hospital! Everyone (doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists) took such good care of Drake during our stay! It is never fun to be in a hospital, but if that's where our boy needs to be, we want the staff at Medical City taking care of him. The circumstances were not ideal, but it was good to catch up and visit with the medical staff we know from previous stays. Many of whom we have not seen since Drake had his trach surgery almost two years ago. 

On Saturday, Drake was discharged from the PICU. Brian & Kennedy drove in from Tyler to pick us up while Mimi & Poppy brought Hayes to meet us at the hospital. Brian survived a two hour wait in the parking lot with both Kennedy & Hayes! Thank goodness for Disney movies in the car! I truly believe car trips would have gone much smoother in my childhood if we had movies in the car. 

Since he is still in the recovery process, Drake will be slowly resuming his therapies. It's going to take a little time, but we will get him back where he was before his hospitalization. Kennedy was able to resume both her dance and gymnastic classes this week, and Hayes still has a cough but his lungs sound clear. 

Our family is all home safe and sound under one roof, and everyone is well on their way in the recovery process. 2016 started off rather rocky, but I think it still has plenty of good in store for us! 

While there were plenty of tears in the PICU, he still managed some heartwarming smiles!

His favorite way to sleep...in my arms :)

This is what breaks my heart & makes a hospital stay difficult.

Good sleep is hard to come by in the hospital. 

I was missing this baby boy!
And this little girl! Daddy did an excellent job taking care of her!

He's getting so big!

This little guy turned 3months old during our hospital stay!

She was such a good and patient girl, she earned a cake pop on the drive home!

He was wiggling all over his hospital bed.

Home again and back into a regular routine! 


  1. so sweet and awesome drakes smile melts my heart

  2. Glad everyone is back home and on the road to recovery.Those beautiful smiles would melt anyone's heart.

  3. Glad everyone is back home and on the road to recovery.Those beautiful smiles would melt anyone's heart.