- Tue, May 31, 2005 /
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Today was the day we all been waiting for, coming home. It feels great to be back home again, a chance to be a family and sleep in our own beds. Even though we have spent that last 14 of 16 months in the hospital, and only being home for the longest of 4 weeks straight, this last stay seemed to be as difficult or even harder to get through. I guess it felt this way because we had a taste of what it would be like to be a family at home. I know that seems strange, but being away from home, and seperated as a family, brings alot of stress and strain to all of us.
Ally too was ready to come home. By Saturday she made it clear that she had enough fun at duPont and was ready to leave. She kept us all busy by pulling her tubes and trache out, only to make more work for everyone. She's learned that doing this gets the attention she's looking for at the time, and also has learned the word "No" means just that. Like all kids, it still didn't stop her.
When we arrived home this afternoon, Ally was excited to see her kitty's, toys and room again. But what brought the most smiles, was seeing her sister. Jill and I also suprised the girls by getting some bikes and a trailer for Ashely and Ally to sit in. It first didn't go over well with Ashley, but once Ally was in, Ashley of course jumped right in. They both had a great time. We thought getting the bikes would give us the chance to be out doors, (since Ally and Ashley love it outside), get some excerise, and take advantage of the great trails we have just minutes away in the Montogomery County Park system.
It seems that we learned through all of this, that when we have a chance to do something as a family, we need to do it and not wait. Every chance we get, we plan to make our days fun and enjoying. I guess we learned not to take the days we have for granted. Like most people, you can get caught up in the everyday hussle of things and not enjoy the little moments. For us, that has changed. We can never be sure of what tomorrow will bring, so we live for today, and will continue to be that way forever. I think living this way we will be more aware of just how special things are to each of us, and enjoy the good times even more.
Anyway, its good to be home, but our work has not changed. Ally will be on some new meds to help control her liver functions, and in about 5 weeks or so, we will be going back to duPont to have a G-tube placed into Allys stomach. With having this tube placed, we can get the tubes out of her nose, not worrying about her pulling them out, and hopfully by then her feeds will be doing much better. This form of a feed tube will also be a better experience for Ally to learn how to eat orally, rather than some tubes hanging down her throat.
So we will see how the rest of the week goes. We look forward to staying home, and enjoying the nice weather.
Enjoy the new photos, and we will try to update again soon. Remember, "No" news is always good news!!!