Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sawyer is home!!

Sawyer is home!  It was an incredible feeling leaving the hospital ,especially considering just 24 hours before Sawyer was in the intensive care unit.  We are still on a big high celebrating God's mercy on Sawyer.
As we got closer to home, our excitement grew.  It felt like the drive home after he was born.

On arrival, Sawyer was greeted by all of his neighborhood friends and his CPC family brought by a yard full of balloons.  He was wiped out, but you could tell he was glad to be home.

We sobered from the homecoming as the reality check of our "new normal" quickly came upon us.  You know your in trouble when the pharmacist is taken aback by your prescriptions.

We did Sawyer's dialysis like pros in the hospital, but we looked more like amateurs during our first run at home.  Humbling, but there were a few complications that we never experienced before. 

As of this moment Sawyer is resting well while watching a movie with his brothers and sister.  His dialysis is now on track.  This first treatment will last 14 hours, which means he cannot get more than 3 or 4 feet away from his bed until sometime after 11AM tomorrow. 

We had to get a port-a-potty because of his short PD leash.  He has the one with the CARS movie theme.  It evens revs the engine during the fake flush.  He loves it!

His blood pressure has been high tonight and his belly is distended again.  So, we appreciate your continued prayers. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

So good to have my boy home!



Virginia said...

Was super excited to hear this news earlier today!!! Will continue to pray for you all.

christi said...

Amen! Amen! Amen! I will say it once, I'll say it twice!! GOD IS GOOD!!

bjorks said...

it's been a long two weeks! welcome home, sawyer!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD! We are with you 100%!

Kelly, Kaylee & Devin
Gates, NC

Stephanie M. said...

Praising God and praying for you all this morning. In my quiet time I read a verse that made me think of Sawyer, so I wanted to share ...

"The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness." Ps 41:3-4

What a promise! He WILL sustain him while he's sick, and He WILL restore him! Claiming that over Sawyer today and throughout this journey :)

Unknown said...

Such a sweet moment!!! God is awesome,most powerful,mighty healer, great protector, magnificent comforter. Thank You God for this awesome moment for Sawyer and his family.

Stepanie M said...

** That reference was just supposed to be Ps 41:3.

Anonymous said...

So excited to hear that "little man" made it home safely. I know it is a blessing for him and the entire family. We are continuing to lift Sawyer up in prayer and our Church is still lifting him up in prayer. We will not give up. " Where two or more are gathered in My name I will be there." God is true to His Word and He has been with you the whole time and He will continue to be there for you. God is Awesome! He will continue to show Himself faithful because of your faith to believe His Word even in the darkness. Sawyer is lucky to have you and Karen as parents. I believe Sawyer will do mighty things with His testimony. God gave him to you for a reason. With that said, Welcome Home Sawyer and family! We love you guys and please let us know if we can help in anyway. It would be our privilege.

The Grossos said...

Praise the Lord that Sawyer made it home safely! IWe know he will feel much better there where he is loved and comfortable. We also know that you and Karen are glad to be home, all together as a family unit. God is Amazing and never fails us! Welcome home Sawyer and family! Our prayers will not cease. We will stand in the gap with you. God Bless to all of your family. God is good all the time!...................Love Robin, Pete and Girls