Thursday, August 31, 2017

Post-Op Day 23

Today has been a good great day!

Kristie is here and we are so happy!

An artist came to draw something for Harlie. She actually stopped watching tv to watch him draw! That's amazing!

The finished product! How awesome is that!??

Harlie got moved to a new room with a bathroom. So her nurse washed her hair today! Woohoo! Harlie was NOT happy about it (I didn't take pictures of that). But after, she was a different girl!

All smiles!

Then the respiratory therapist came and brought us a PMV (speaking valve). She was not happy about that either...

She said it hurt to talk. But, later she looked at me and I could tell she wanted to say something. So I got up and got the valve and she said all this... (I don't think this video is uploading. I'll have to work on it tomorrow.)

Then she wanted to say thank you to all of her amazing supporters out there! Seriously, without all of your support, I don't know where we'd be. We would be a mess!!!

I can't tell you how incredible It feels to hear her voice again. It feels like it's been forever. I was doing her trach care yesterday and it felt like the last two years living trach free didn't even happen. So weird.

It is amazing how fast things change with her. First thing this morning, the PTs came and made her walk. That was agony. She was really upset. It was so horrible that I didn't take any photos. And then, just a few hours later, she is all smiles!

It really was a great day. I even got a run in - 3.5 miles! Woohoo! After my run I went back to the hotel to shower and change. On my way back to the hospital, look who I ran into!!

He was two feet away from me. He's very large and a little bit scary. But they must bring us good luck!

Lastly, I just want to say Happy 15th Anniversary to the love of my life, Tom.  I'm really hoping Harlie and I can come home soon so that we can all be together again.

Okay, well it's time for dinner! My friend Sally has something planned for us, so we are excited about that!

Thank you, really. I just can't say it enough. All your comments, love, prayers, messages, donations, etc. have been more helpful than I could ever say.

Much love,
Christy xoxo


carla said...

loving this amazing report! sending love and light!

Anonymous said...

So glad Harlie is making some real progress. I've been following your journey and wishing you the best from New Jersey. What a crappy thing for you all to have to go through! Harlie is a rock star for plowing thru all this as are you. Hope you can head home very soon!

Bea said...

Aww love this so much!! Keep going Harlie and you'll soon be home! Lots of love xx