Monday, August 16, 2010

Sun-8-15-10 "BABY GWEN" GOES HOME !

Update from her Mom Karen -
Baby Gwen was discharged today and we are at home! Baby Gwen is now getting used to having little people in her face instead of big people in yellow gowns with blue hands.
Her kidney function is still a little below normal; her blood count was continuing to fall a little; and she's still on high blood pressure medication. That's all that's wrong with her. But, they sent her home because she's acting better; no longer needs the dialysis; is acting interested in food; and is nursing well. The hope is that she will continue to get better - completely well - here at home. She will be getting labs drawn this week and seeing the Hershey, Penn doctors next week; with some visits in the weeks and months ahead.
Thank you all very much for your prayers and help and support through these past two weeks. God has answered prayer - the nurses are just amazed that Baby Gwen is able to come home after only two weeks of hospital care. One patient this summer (they've had 5 so far this summer with HUS) is awaiting a kidney transplant; 1 is still on dialysis; 1 went home with a feeding tube; the average stay in the hospital 4 - 6 weeks. And when we remember how awful Baby Gwen felt two weeks ago - and how awful she looked - oh, my! What a change for the better. We have been very blessed!
Baby Gwen has picked up where she left off as far as developmental milestones are concerned. She's been standing up in the crib at the hospital and trying to let go of the crib rails; she learned to wave good-bye in the hospital; and she is crawling again, now that we're home. She's also throwing temper tantrums. Yay. (NOT).
So, please continue to remember us in your prayers while we get used to being together as a family and as Baby Gwen continues to heal. And again, thank you so much for the prayers and other means of support you've given us.
We deeply appreciate all of you! Mom Karen
Happy Stitching,
Auntie Pam

Ephesians 2:10
"Each one should use whatever gift she has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms"

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