Friday, October 2, 2009

Homeward Bound!

Today I arrived at the hospital at about 10:30am, and was able to spend the morning, noon and part of the afternoon with Julienne, while she was being discharged.

This is the valve that was causing the hemolysis (breaking down her red blood cells). It is very possible that this valve is the oldest Starr-Edward Valve, Julienne had it replaced when she was just 23, 44 years and 7 months ago! The hospital wants the valve back to be placed in thier museum. With the 2 valve surgery behind us we had a house full of kids to look forward too!
She was happier leaving than she thought she was going to be leaving the hospital.
She has been quite a trooper, while getting dressed, waiting for prescriptions, getting changed again and finally getting comfortable in the recliner, with kids gathered round her!

Please continue to pray as she recovers. Julienne is still in pain and has a long road ahead of her. God has gotten her to the peak of the mountain, the rest is going to have hills, but not quite as steep! Thank you for all your prayers, they have helped tremendously and have been very appreciative!


At October 2, 2009 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Robin said...

It is so neat to see her doing so well! Tell her I have been praying for her. I'm sure the kids will be taking very good care of her!


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