Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday Update - May 28th - Homecoming for T

Natalie and I are happy to share that Theo was discharged today, and is now comfortably sleeping in his own crib for the first time since April 23rd.
Theo knew it was time to leave.  Goodbye, leads!

We are so thankful to have him here, and are overwhelmed with pride for the way our son handled the events of the past few weeks. We're not out of the woods yet; not by a longshot. Dubya is still taking her sweet time to wake up, and the process to ween him off of his sedation meds is somewhat cumbersome. But, by the grace of God, he has survived this ordeal.

The days ahead will be filled with more trips to the "homespital." Theo will need frequent blood tests, and, at this point, will continue to need dialysis on a somewhat regular basis. (We are set to report to the dialysis unit at 7:30 am tomorrow.)  We are somewhat disappointed by this reality, but are hopeful that the new kidney will recover from the trauma of the hematoma.

Happy to be home!
Watching Theo return to his home was nothing short of breathtaking. I promptly tossed him on the bed and (gently) wrestled with him like a good Dad should. His face lit up, and he seemed to feel a sense of relief. He even rolled over onto his belly once or twice, though it was clear that this exercise tired him out. He's got some work to do to return to his prior form.

Then, we put him in his crib (around 5:30) and he hasn't moved since. I hope he sleeps well through the night, as he has some catching up to do on his sleep.

We are thankful for your cards, emails, gifts, prayers, notes, food, donations, etc. This journey is far from over, but we are so happy to have our boy home.


  1. Continuing to pray for and think about your family. Just taking it day by day I guess. His mercies are new every morning.

  2. Yay! Welcome home Theo. Tell Dubya to wake up & check out the apartment so she'll really appreciate the new house when it's all ready! ;)