Wednesday, May 4, 2011


It was still dark outside when our sweet night nurse tip-toed into our room to unhook the fluid and last iv line. My eyes cracked open to see her bent over Harper then they closed again for another hour. At dawn when I got up to help her go potty she was finally cord free!

A few hours later Dr. Q (I apologize Doc, his name is pronounced "Ker-ESH-i", I had it wrong earlier) and our day nurse worked together to remove the central line that has been taped to her leg for 12 days. Again I tried to distract her with stupid mom comments like, "Isn't this your favorite show? Which one are you? Show the doc your new necklace!" Anything to keep her distracted from the discomfort of having a large piece of clear tape peeled away from the skin near her groin area. Ouch! I stood up straight when I watched him carefully snip the black sutures, but my knees got a little woozy when he pulled out the long, thin tube from her vein. One fun band-aid later my girl was tube free! Only the three vital stickers remain on her chest and the magic red toe.

So far today she dressed in regular clothes, ate a yummy bacon breakfast, and walked down the hall and back. Today is a good day. Later today she will open up her shaky arms to embrace Baylor, a moment of much anticipation. I will have my family together again all in the same room. No cords. Just bound together with faith, love and joy! Pure joy, probably even tears of joy!

No word yet about when we will make that I-20 drive. I wanna call it the Highway 20 drive and then bust into the lyrics of my favorite song by Zac Brown Band. He isn't telling my story, but the chorus rings true. "I count the days, and the miles back home to you on that Highway 20 ride." Home sounds so good and it is even better knowing it is on the horizon.


  1. BLESS GOD! I know that ride will not come soon enough, but hang in there!

  2. Woohoo, so glad things are getting better. We are still praying for you guys. I love you and can't wait for you to finally make that much anticipated trip home!!!

    Amy Kate

  3. Yay!!!! So happy to hear this report from you today!! I can only imagine the anticipation to see your two girls love on each other today!

  4. I am SO glad for this update! Isaac has been praying for Harper & now we can celebrate with y'all too!!!! Can't wait for the news that y'all are going home!

  5. With tears in my eyes - PRAISE GOD! We can sing with confidence...

    You hold my every moment
    You calm my raging seas
    You walk with me through fire
    And heal all my disease

    I trust in You

    I believe You're my healer
    I believe You are all I need
    I believe You're my portion
    I believe You're more than enough for me
    Jesus, You're all I need

    Nothing is impossible for You!

  6. A great big shout of Praise the Name of Jesus!!!! So glad you will all be together today as one blessed happy family with the storm all behind you!!! Tell Harper we are so glad she is well and growing stronger with each passing minute! What an AWESOME GOD we serve!!!!!! He is the Great Physician!

    Love You Guys

    Your Daylight Family

  7. so glad you finally got your wish! what a sweet, sweet bond; that of sisters. now praying y'all get home soon!

  8. Continuing to "take my breath away." Love you girls.....Gg


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