The ride home from the hospital was a little uncomfortable, but tolerable. :) She was just so happy to be going home! :)
Daddy helping our girl out of the car. She is a real trouper and has done remarkably well since her spine surgery on Fri.
Daddy assisting his little girl. :)
He had to give a daddy kiss too. :-D
We got her situated in our living room chair and 1/2 recliner. Lots of pillow behind her back for support. So glad to see her smiling!!!
After a short nap, I asked her if she would like to try a few stairs. All of the bedrooms are upstairs. There are 15 stairs up to the rooms. The therapist said it would probably be 1 week before she could do this...well guess what? She did it the first day home! Also, today she has gone up and down them two times this morning with my assistance, and the gait belt for support. She slept upstairs last night and slept GREAT! She does still need the chairside commode and walker, but she has been walking a lot more without it already.
Later in the evening we had visitors from the youth group J has been attending. They have all been so good and welcoming to her since we have moved here. :)
Also, a friend of ours came from the small town that we moved from...and four of her children. She is a pastor's wife, and she and her husband have been such a support to our family. Wish we would have met them sooner when we were there...but we are still keeping in touch with them.
Here is a view of our guests from upstairs looking down. (Sheila...next time you are here...photo of you and J only! ;)
One of our youth got zipped up and stuck...haha, we got her out tho! :)
Jordan got a surprise in the mail from our friend Drea and her family.
Girlie gifts from our friend Drea and some fun candy from she and her boys.
Thank you Drea!!!
OH, and something else...J gained over TWO INCHES in her height from the surgery. We measured her last night. She is almost taller than me...maybe even a tish taller...