Saturday, February 20, 2010

113 Days Later












After 113 day in the Scott & White Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kaidyn Jamiel Walker is finally home! I just can't believe this day has come. The Overnight Stay went well, although waking up every 3 hours will take some getting use to. Saying goodbye to everyone in the NICU was bitter sweet. I will miss all of them! From Dr. Govande (her neo) to all the nurses, social workers, and other staff. Their faces became a regular part of my day. I realized quickly that although I have felt out of order being in an unfamiliar town for almost 4 months, a regular routine had set in. This irregularity had become normal. Checking out of the Ronald McDonald House was also a very bitter sweet moment. The entire staff there has been excellent my entire stay. I had really moved in and it became apparent when time to pack up my room. I guess the good thing is that it wasn't really goodbye to the RMH or to Scott and White. Both will be a part of our lives for time to come with follow up appointments, visits to see old friends, and NICU reunions.

She did very well on the drive home, slept the entire way. She seems to like riding in her car seat. Getting settled in at home is slow going. Getting use to moving around with her equipment will take some getting use to. She has been doing great since she's been home.

I want to thank you all so much for following us through this part of our journey. What a roller coaster this was. But do not think the blog will end here. Kaidyn and I have a wonderful journey ahead of us and I will continue to post the progress of this miracle that has touched my life. Continue to pray for her and her development. Our next challenge is meeting those developmental milestones and staying on track.

I will also continue to update on Baby Maya. I know many have been praying for her and please continue. Her mom and I have become great friends so I will keep you all updated. Maya is on now on a high flow cannula and is doing wonderfully. She has started taking a bottle now as well. It seems that her and Kaidyn have had a very great week. Maya just seems to be pushing full steam ahead now. I guess she wants to join her buddy Kaidyn on the "outside" :)

Again thank you all for your prayers and continue!

8 comments:

  1. You'd BETTER not stop writing!!!!! Looking forward to watching your little one grow up!
    Praying right now!
    I Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
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  2. Continuing to lift up prayer!
    Psalm 71:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
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  3. Larhesa,
    I don't know you, but I know your Mom through working at Texas A&M and from working on Relay For Life together. I've been following your blog since the beginning and continuing to pray for all of you.

    Just want to say how excited I am to hear that you and Kaidyn are home!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!!

    You all will continue to be in my prayers. Hope you keep up the blog :-)

    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Newsom

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  4. So how's it going at home? You settling in? Everything going well?
    Praying for you in Seattle!
    Psalm 71:5-8; For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee. I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
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  5. Always praying!
    Psalm 71:14-16: But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
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  6. Know that I'm praying!
    Psalms 27:1, 4-5 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?...One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
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  7. You're going to be way too busy to update much, huh...hope that no news is good news!
    Continuing to pray in Seattle!
    Psalms 27:7-9 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
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  8. Praying!
    Psalms 27:13-14: I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
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