Jo made it home yesterday! We finally left the hospital a little after 1pm. Jo was a champion sitting in his chair for over 2 hours total. He wasn't always comfortable but his vitals never dipped and he was stronger than ever. Mom rode with Jo with Dad close behind the whole 26 mile drive. Mom pulled another "Super Mom" episode when Jo got sick halfway to the house. She is amazing in every way, just another day for Mom, she totally got this.
Our amazing nurse Sergei was here when we got home and had prepped Jo's room for him. We connected with Sergei over a week ago, and he made himself available most of yesterday and today he is still with Jo. He is kind and caring and we couldn't be more happy to have connected with him. We are blessed to have yet another angel in our lives.
Jo slept the night with Mom and Dad running the show. It was definitely stressful when we stopped to realize we had not other support, but it was equally rewarding to get through an entire night with no issues. I prayed before bed, thanking God for for bringing our baby boy back home. Driving home behind Jo I lost it for a few moments when I recalled how uncertain I was this day may never come. How many nights we feared the worst, how many close calls we endured, and how often we prayed and asked God for his healing hands to bring Jo back. This day was just another miracle, another example of the Lord's grace. Our family is once again complete. Now it is time for the next chapter in this journey, the long road to full recovery. Please God please.
Over the next 30 days Jo has 6-8 Dr. appointments! We have to book transport to each, and each time it will get easier, but right now it seems daunting. Now that Jo is felling more comfortable in the chair, it also means we can go on a walk soon! Right now we are just focused on settling into the new normal and letting Jo continue to heal. We've been told many times that we will be experts in Jo's care in no time, please God please.
We cannot thank the professionals at MaryBridge enough for saving our son. Leaving the hospital was bittersweet as we felt we were leaving our second family. We received far more than medical support from that team. You cannot fake compassion and genuine caring and we never felt anything but love. They picked us up when we were down (at times literally), they cared for our baby like he was their own, they kept watch over him in times of need, and always made sure we were as comfortable as possible. We laughed and cried together, we made new friends, and we learned so much. One day we will walk back through those doors with Jo by our side so that he can say thank you himself. Please God please. God bless every one of them, you will forever be in our hearts and minds and we owe you a debt we could never repay.
We would have been unable to even think of going home had it not been for the angels that made our house into our new home. Jo arrived to a room that could rival any for design, function, and support. Doorways were wide and open, everything was fresh and clean, and we could not have felt more comfortable bringing our baby boy home. Truth be told we don't even know how many people were here, who did what, or how many days they sacrificed to pull of this small miracle. While Jo's comfort and support was most important this group of angels allowed our entire family to start anew. We walked in to find a peaceful beautiful home we still can't believe is our own. In this home we now can focus on adjusting our lives and settling into our new normal, not a leaky sink or torn carpeting. We realize that every day from now on we will experience a new challenge, our home gives us the strength to focus on overcoming anything, we are blessed.
I will continue to update the blog regularly and apologize for not writing sooner. I know there are so many people following Jo's journey, I will keep you posted! We love you all, keep the prayers coming! One miracle at a time...
Jojobinks you are home with us! You look very comfortable,, and we know the more you rest the more you heal. Thank you for being so strong. Mom and dad are here and we've got this. As you rest and heal with the Lord ask him to continue to look over us in our care for you. Allow us to be wise in our decisions and ensure you are always safe. We love you so much, we are so happy we are together as a family again. You are getting better everyday. We will never give up the fight to get you back, and we know you will never stop pushing yourself to heal. We love you to the moon and back sweet angel, YOU'VE GOT THIS!