Thursday, November 30, 2006

On the third day...

we went home!!!

We left the hospital this morning around 10:00 and are so glad to be home!!! It was a great feeling to get in the car and head home. Elias slept almost the entire trip home, which is about 3 hours. This is the most he has slept at one time in 3 days. (Of course, mommy slept for over half that time too while daddy listened to the radio and sipped Dr. Pepper to stay conscious.)

The nights are still rough as Elias tends to wake up every few hours. We think he just gets frustrated because he can't sleep in the position he wants. (In addition to the pain of course.) Last night was another tough one but the days are getting better and better. This morning he actually seemed to be almost back to his normal self. Laughing, smiling, talking and babbling like a drunk Ethiopian trying to speak English.

So, what comes now? We go back to Shriners in 3 weeks for a follow-up appointment and will hopefully start making his prosthesis at that point. Hope you all are doing well.

Chase and the Brown Tones


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We are praying for a peaceful transition home and know that God's grace follows you each step of the way, every day!

We love you,
Angie, Ryan and Abigail

Anonymous said...

I check your blog every hour or so. I really enjoy them and laugh at the humor. (I don't think I have every hear a drunken Ethopian try to speak English!!) I plumb jealous that Nani gets to go stay with Elias and I don't. I really miss him and can't wait to see him in January - walking? Why not!!Hey, I can see through tear. Papa

Anonymous said...

What a relief! I hope you both know how inspiring you are to Jonathan and I. I hope we can be as good of parents as you are! I know Elias has SO much love in that house and from your families! Thank you so much for posting the information and keeping us updated! Chase- this experience and your interaction with your son in the future has made all of our painful hours at UT SOOOO worth it!!!!! :) Keep us posted!!!
Karen and Jonathan

Heather said...

Elias, Elias, Elias, Elias, Elias!!! We can't wait to see him. Tell him Suzanne says she can't wait to see him and she misses him. Josh says 'I love you and can't wait to see you!' Melinda says: I think you're the best cousin. Ra-Ra and Kaden are in bed otherwise I'm sure they'd have something to say like "Elias, when are you coming to play with me in the red car?"

Love you!