Monday, August 19, 2013

Em is Home

Emily finally started drinking last night.  I don't think she was very popular with her dad.  She was up - and drinking - from 12:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. when he SHUT OFF THE WIGGLES and told her to go to sleep.


When I got there at 8:30 she had just gotten up and was eating some breakfast.  PRAISE GOD!!! It stayed where it belonged.  She spent the morning playing in the play room and cruising the halls with a dolly stroller.  It was obviously time to come home.  

Some Facts:

  • Emily was well for 108 days.
  • Barring a miracle, she will continue to have episodes of vomiting like this.  The medicine she is on cannot prevent an episode but it helps lengthen the time in-between. 
  • Emily was having episodes every 16-21 days so 108 is WONDERFUL!
  • This episode lasted eleven days.  We really hoped that on the medicine her episodes would be shorter.  Or at least STAY THE SAME.  It was very hard having a longer episode.  She also experienced quite a bit of belly pain.  
  • She learned two new words: tummy and hurt.
We are so thankful for good friends and family.  I don't think we could do this without you!  A special thank you to those of you that blessed us with prayer.  It means immeasurably more than you will ever know.  We are also thankful to have good medical care, decent insurance, a diagnosis and treatment plan, kids that continue to learn to be flexible, and a God who loves Emily so much more than we do.  While we don't know His plan for our lives, we know that if we allow it, He will use this to make us more like Him.

Thank you!


  1. Thankful for 108 days! Thanks for praying with me.

  2. I cannot even imagine going through that. Poor Emily and you all! Praying you go longer than 108 next time with shortened sickness. We know God is able.

  3. So glad she's home again. Will keep praying for your family and little Emily.

  4. So happy to hear that Emily is finally home. Hoping you all can get some rest now and recover from the last couple of weeks. Praying for 108+ days next time.