We were discharged on Wednesday afternoon. We are so happy to be home. No matter how many times we have been hospitalized I forget the sheer exhaustion that follows! Add to that the fact I have been under the weather and Alex's care is more extensive right now and I am pretty tired. We have so much to be grateful for. Most important being Alex being okay despite two really nasty bugs growing in his line, bloodstream and heart. We had such incredible care from multiple doctors who worked together to ensure Alex's safety. While the doctors cared for Alex's physical health, so many others cared for us emotionally. We were showered with love and blessings beyond what we could have imagined. During the hardest of times the love and caring of others kept us going. There are so many who deserve thanks and you know who you are, but I have to say a special Thank you to my mom who is always there for us. As soon as we realized how sick Alex was she jumped on a plane to help in whatever way she could. The selflessness and love that she shows on a regular basis mean everything. I know that she loves my babies more then anything, but knowing that you ahve someone you can count on is priceless.
Alex still has a ways to go towards recovery. He is still struggling with pancreatitis which means he can't handle anything through his tube right now. Having to rely on everything IV is a little rough on all of us. He is also still on both antibiotics and antifungals. He has lost ten pounds since Feruary (which he cannot afford) He is struggling with high blood pressures and is just overall still weak. Please continue to pray for him to feel better!
Shortly before Alex got sick the kids had two photo shoots. One was for the hospital to be used for their Children's Miracle Network Marketing. The other was our annual bluebonnet session. (Thank you Tina W. for always capturing the kids personalities) I have a host of other pictures as well, but some of those may have to wait!
Thanks for all of the love and prayers.