"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Saturday, June 12, 2010

She's Home!!

We got home at about 9:30 this morning!

She and Jeremy had a pretty restless night. She would wake up about every 30 minutes and want to hold Daddy's hand. He didn't think she was in too much pain during those times, just uncomfortable and sad, wanting to be home. She decided to start sleeping well at about 5:00 and when Mom and I got there at 7:30, she was still sleeping.

At 8:00 the nurse came in and said Dr. P called with discharge orders. Yay! Marissa got quite agitated as we were packing up and moving her around trying get her ready to leave. As soon as she got into her stroller, the smiles started appearing on her little face and she got really happy! She was even dancing to the music on the radio on the car ride home!

So, now we are home and she is watching her favorite video, "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland", aka "Elmo's Blanket". I still can't believe we are home 24 hours after she went into surgery! Her recovery will still be pretty painful and long, but we are hopeful. We are just going to stay on top of her pain and let her rest up. Hopefully she will start to feel better and better as the time goes on.

Thank you all for your messages of love, prayers, and support. It really means so much to us to have so many of you pulling for us and lifting our little girl up through all of this.

I leave you with a couple of pictures and a video to demonstrate just how happy our girl is to be home...



9 comments:

Alicia said...

Since I've had the privilege of being with you all to help take care of little Rissa Roo,, I've been able to watch her go from happy girl, to sedated, uncomfortable , scared to be in a place with strangers, to a happy being home. Even though she has a lot of recovery time ahead f her, I think she will be just fine. She is such a trooper.
Love,
Nana

DU's Place said...

You have been on my mind the last few days. It is wonderful to see that Marissa is already home. Looking forward to the progress ahead. Deloris

ferfischer said...

Love that you're home! Also, LOVE her elmo blankie - where did you get that?

Candace said...

Glad you guys made it home! She sure looks happy!

The VW's said...

She looks great! What a trooper! Praying she continues to do so well! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Faith said...

YAY!!! SO glad to hear everything went well. She looks amazing! (I know she probably is in a lot of pain) but she's sure carrying on, isn't she?

Glad this is behind you and a HUGE step in the right direction.

-Jen & CO

Colleen said...

I'm so glad she is home and surrounded by her favorite Elmo videos! I have been praying for her and will continue to pray for her recovery.

Sherry C said...

I'm so glad she is home, I hope the pain is manageable with some meds and she just enjoys lots of elmo and cuddles from mom. I hope everyone at your house gets a good night sleep tonight.

DevonLeah said...

Awesome getting to go home so quick!! I hate having to stay in the PICU....
She looks so cute with her Elmo blanket! Precious girl...glad she is ok and HOME. Prayers for a fast recovery....