Things have been pretty "normal" since coming home from the hospital. We've all been healthy (minus a random fever that Jacob had for a day) and have been staying home as much as possible in attempts to keep us from picking anything else up! Abbey is slowly, but surely regaining some strength. She was pretty fragile after coming home from the hospital and I know that week in the hospital took a toll on her little body. I have been making lemon chicken a lot (still the kids very favorite meal) to try to get a little more meat back on her bones :). Her chest in healing up nicely where her port came out and it is sooo awesome that it's not there anymore!
We had a clinic visit last week and they had to do a regular blood draw in her arm. She was nervous and upset right before Kathy did it, but after a little pep talk she put her brave face on and did amazing. It will be an adjustment getting used to the pokes in her arm, but I am confident that she will learn to accept this next step in the process.
Our next clinic visit is in early March. I am going to start working on writing letters to our doctors and nurses. Every time I even think about it my eyes well with tears. How do you thank the people that saved your child's life? I am praying that God will give me the words to show our deepest appreciation for each of their roles in walking us through every step of this journey and more importantly for giving us the gift of getting to spend a lifetime with our precious daughter.
And thank you to each of you who have faithfully followed this blog. Whether you are one of our dearest friends, someone we've met along the way, or a quiet follower, each of you have played a role in this story and for you we are thankful!
I have been bad at taking pictures lately! I will get some of all the kids over these next few days and will update some about each of them too :).