Day 48, Almost There …

Everything is lining up for discharge on Thursday! Of course, nothing is done until it’s done, but we are almost there!

As nurses stop in to say bye because we won’t see them over the next few days, it’s a bit funny to know we’ll miss them. We wish, more than anything, that we weren’t here, that this never happened. But – it did. And we met some incredible people who have helped us through this, who have become a part of our lives over the past 7 weeks. As anxious as we are to get home, and even knowing we will be back frequently as part of the ongoing treatment process, we will miss the people here. The nurses, the admins, the custodians, the techs, the security guards, the PCAs, the doctors, the social workers, the therapists – they have all been part of this with us. And we thank all of them so much for helping Amber recover so well.

Even in these last days here, Amber continues to push, to develop. Today she walked up and down the flight of stairs in the PT gym twice, then down the hall to the elevator with her walker, and from the elevator all the way down to her room. Then during OT, she is supporting herself on her LEFT elbow, and squeezing that LEFT hand, and moving the whole LEFT arm! I didn’t think we would see that before we left here, and was nervous about what that would mean. Still a lot of work to do with that arm and leg, but compared to where we were 48 days ago, it’s amazing progress! And even though she was exhausted from all that work, she still wanted to attend two art sessions today!

So, a few more days and we’ll be home. Now we pray that Amber is as strong, determined, and successful in this next phase of treatment.

Thank you all for being part of this with us.

13 thoughts on “Day 48, Almost There …

  1. 🌸✝️ Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
    Praying for an extra portion of energy for everyone and continued healing for Amber!! Great job Amber on the wonderful progress you are making! Your strength is a testimony to us all! May God continue to pour out His blessings upon you! So glad to hear that you are going home!💜✝️

  2. Congrats to you all – but especially you, Amber – you’ve worked so hard for this and I am in awe of you

  3. Such a strong little girl, and strong parents! Keep up the great work Amber! ❤️

  4. Amber is an amazing little girl. I’m so glad she gets to go home tomorrow!

  5. Thank you for sharing such wonderful news! I am so happy for Amber and your whole family. She’s an amazing, determined little girl and her indomitable spirit is going to drive the next stage of her recovery. There truly is “no place like home” and being home will surely be a relief for everyone. PPPP: Post Party Pictures Please!!! You ALL deserve one!

  6. So many blessings! God bless the staff at CCMC! A special place with special people FOR special people. Keep putting one foot in front of the other Amber and soon you’ll be walking out the door.

  7. This is great news. We are so happy for you. We continue to pray for your family and her recovery.

  8. I really miss you Amber. Can’t wait to see you at HOME! Keep up the great work! Love, Catie

  9. Just so incredible from so many weeks ago. I can’t believe Ambers strength. It’s amazing!!! I know she is getting stronger each and everyday. I pray that this strenght remains with her. God remains with her. The next stages are going to be tough but she has got this incredible absolute power in her. She has beaten the odds thus far. She has so much will, strength, and power, and I can’t wait to see what else she shows us. Keep moving forward Amber!!! Praying for more added strength. We love you baby girl!!!

  10. We are so glad to read the word HOME! Home is where the heart is and where Amber will find even more strength to keeping pushing forward. She is such an inspiration. I’m sure you all look forward to a big group snuggle session on your couch at home with all your sweet children… that will be the best…. to feel complete again all under the same roof. We wish you a happy day tomorrow and for the days to come❣️ You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Xoxo

  11. Just to think Amber will be home tomorrow brings such relief. I know Marie will be very excited tomorrow and Brianna, Ryan, and you Mr and Mrs Smith ❤️❤️❤️❤️🏡🏡🏡

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