Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas, 2015!

Merry Christmas! I didn't want to let this joyous holiday go without an update here on the blog, so here is a glimpse at our Christmas in pictures. The kids had a wonderful Christmas, spoiled completely with tons of awesome stuff they didn't need, and we truly enjoyed our time together as a family. God has blessed us beyond measure and we are so thankful to Him!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Yay! Chase had a mostly restful night and an early-morning chest X-ray that looked great, so we were discharged around 10:15 AM! That was by far the quickest morning discharge we've seen in MUSC history! Haha!

It wasn't all fun and games though. The nurse came in to remove his IV, which of course wasn't too pleasant. But by far the worst part was when she removed the compression tape that was wrapped all around his thigh and groin, covering the catheter insertion point. There were a LOT of tears. A lot. The poor guy! But I'm so glad he was totally free of all tape before we left so he could be more comfortable with the ride home. And so I wouldn't have to be the meanie to remove it once we get home. :)

Clearly we couldn't just leave the hospital after discharge... Chase had been looking forward to playing in the Atrium the entire time we were here, so we went straight there after leaving his room on 8D.





Hopefully we'll be on the road soon... If we can get this kid outta the playroom! I have to say, I'm astonished at how much energy he has so soon after the cath! The increased oxygen saturations are clearly working in his favor! He just never ceases to amaze me!!!!

I so love this boy!!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

All Settled In!

It's been a quiet afternoon here at MUSC. I was able to hold Chase in the Same Day area while we waited for his step-down room on 8D to be ready, and he fell asleep in my arms. Talk about a flashback to our many previous stays here! It was too sweet!

After his brief nap, it was time to head up to his room for the night! Usually this guy gets a bed transport, but I guess now that he's SIX, he's big enough for a wheelchair ride upstairs. My, how he's grown!! Notice how thrilled he was... ;)

Once settled on 8D, he got to work playing more of his Nintendo 2DS, and eventually even ate some dinner! He's definitely getting to be more like himself the longer we're here.

After dinner it was time to chat with the kiddos at home! A fun FaceTime later, and it was back to more video games. :)

He's all settled in for the night. Hubs and I have the joy of staying here with him, which means we get to fight over the uncomfortable couch or the uncomfortable chair for the night! Not sure who will actually be the winner in this fight! Haha!

Thanks again for your prayers for Chase! We're hopeful for a restful night (at least for Chase!), a clear chest X-ray in the morning, and a quick discharge to get us on our way home!