Well what a day we have had today. This will be a day we will never forget. Yes today was the day Haley Karin Stansel arrived home. She arrived home around 8:00pm this evening. She did so well in the car home, in fact she slept the whole way home.
Haley had a very busy day today, she failed her car seat test 3 times. She finally passed with her 4th test. I think what it took was for her to have a full belly and for daddy to be their with her holding her pacifier in her mouth the whole time. Haley was sent home on an apnea monitor simply for our piece of mind. Dr. Cox said she didn't need it at all, but she wanted us to feel comfortable at home so she ordered it for her to use. Haley is home and resting this late evening. She is sleeping in our bedroom for now, until we feel comfortable putting her in her own bedroom. We are so thankful that everything went smoothly with Haley coming home this evening. We are so happy to have our precious little girl home with us. It has been a long time in waiting for this beautiful day. This truly has been one of the greatest days of our lives.
Haley all dressed and ready to go!
In her car seat
Enjoying being home
Rachel is still trying to recover from her surgery yesterday. She has been stable, but still is on her ventilator. We were hoping to have her off it today, but they tried her on the cpap but she only lasted a few minutes before she pooped out. The doctors think because of the morphine she is getting for pain, is why she hasn't come off the vent yet. We hope tomorrow will prove to be a better day as far as coming off the ventilator. She seems to be doing really well in every other area. She has been pretty out of it the whole day. We continue to pray that she will recover very soon, and back to her old self. We hope that she will be home as soon as possible so she can enjoy the comforts of her own home as does Haley right now. We long for her arrive home, we know that God is in charge and when the time is right she will be reunited with her family at home.
God be thanked for all that he has blessed Thomas and I with. He has been there every step of the way through thick and thin. We know that He will continue to help us in our journey as a family on this earth. We hope and pray that Thomas and I will live up to the challenge and to the holy calling of being a Mother and Father. We desire nothing more than to help our children to grow and become what God intends for them to become. We will never be able to do it on our own, that is why we hope that we will live in such a way that we can be guided by the Holy Ghost to help us in this great cause.