Friday, January 18, 2008

We're Outta There!

Yay! We were discharged around 5:30 and made it back to Grandma's house by 7:00. Drew woke up around 3:00 and watched a movie and just held some chicken nuggets in his hands, but didn't eat them. He woke up saying his neck hurt and his tummy hurt. Got him some tylenol for the neck and some goldfish for his tummy. He drank a lot of water and was pretty whiny. But he's happily watching yet another dinosaur movie on Grandma's couch now. We plan on staying here tonight and getting some good rest. Then we'll head home in the morning where my mom is waiting to take over caring for us.

Thank you all for checking in on us. We really appreciate all the prayers and support.

Now, I'm off to have a well-deserved beer.

Me and Drew watching a movie when he woke up. He wanted me to "hug him closer."

Just after Drew opened his present for being so brave. He looks excited, doesn't he?

Getting ready to leave the hospital in the wagon

9 comments:

Isabelle's Mommy said...

YAY for going home! He looks so precious in those pictures, I love the wagon! Get some rest, enjoy your beer and call if you need anything!!

Love,
Dee

Anonymous said...

I am so happy things went so well today. I had tears in my eyes of joy for you when I read your post after you had talked to the Dr! I felt so much relief for you!! I love reading all of your posts because how you feel is exactly as I'm sure most of us feel with our heart kiddos. Way to go Drew!

Lindsay Sells

Quayle Covey Blog said...

Hooray for Drew! Hooray for Mommy and Daddy! You are all brave and strong. We can't wait to hang out when Drew is feeling better. Jacob misses his buddy and can't wait to see him.

Anne Marie said...

Yay! I'm so glad to hear everything went so well today. I know it must have been incredibly hard to get through each moment of waiting, or hearing him cry, but you guys did it! Enjoy your much deserved cerveza :) All our love to ourbrave little buddy, Drew!

Molly said...

Yay! It's over! And they got what they needed! You guys are troopers! Please call if you need anything! And I hope you enjoyed that beer. Mmmmmm.... that sounds good....

Anonymous said...

Oh Andrea, I am so glad it is over and you are home! I was really thinking of you and Drew over the past few days. I sure hope the doctor is correct and Drew can have a full repair. What a miracle that would be!
Everytime I hear about the IV ordeal, it makes me cry. No one can understand unless you've been there. I've told my mom but nothing is the same as when you are present. She was with me one time when they were having a horrible time with Faith. She actually went to the bathroom and threw up!!!
So, I am glad this ordeal is over and Drew pulled through so well. He is a strong one! Take Care - Shelly and Faith

Anonymous said...

I was so thrilled when I got online today and saw that all went as well as it could. As I have said many times before and I will continue to say it you inspire me Andrea!! Thanks for sharing your life with us!! We look forward to seeing all of you soon
God Bless!!
Kristina

Sebastian Elliot said...

Dear Andrea,

My name is Sebastian, I'm 14, and I'm currently in high school. This year in Biology, we were supposed to choose a genetic disorder to research and give a presentation on, and I chose DiGeorge.

Earlier today, I inadvertantly stumbled upon your blog as I searched for material to use in my conclusion, and started reading. I just want to say that I am truly sorry that Drew had to be born with these problems, because no person could ever deserve what he has to go through (and especially not someone as adorable as Drew). I know how hard it must be to take him to the hospital for check ups or surgeries because my youngest sister, who was born 3 months premature, had to go through all that (well, not heart surgeries, but hospital visits, intense therapy, and lots and lots and lots of shots) for the first 3 years of her life, and I could see how much it pained my mom. I'm glad to read that Drew's doing well, because if what you'd written was anything less than optimistic and cheery, I would probably have started tearing up.
It's kind of hard to convey one's feelings over the internet, but I'll just say that you, Drew, and your family will be in my prayers, and I sincerely wish you the best of luck in whatever lies ahead.

~Sebastian

Kathy said...

YEAH!!! I'm glad you're out of the hospital...working on goldfish....and will be home soon.

I'm working on catching up on your blog...such crazy lives we lead! We should start a "heart mama soap opera"...I'm sure we'd have a huge following!

Take care..and thanks for posting updates for us all to follow...and thanks for your inspiring words for our family!

Kathy Roller (Isaac's mom)