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