Monday, February 15, 2010

In about a week...

All the kids together and Daddy on Valentine's Day!
Max enjoys holding his sister.
Joshua gives Kara a sweet little kiss...

Little Miss Kara Faith is going to be coming home in about 1 week. They told us the goal is Monday, February 22nd. That seems soon and there is SO much to do! Because of all her equipment and some of the care she will need, we are going to set her up in what is now our home school room. It is right off of the family room and kitchen and it will be a good location for her. We are still troubleshooting to see if she will be able to handle a bouncy seat. Also, I think she will come home from the hospital in a car bed and not a car seat. All new to us. At home there will be a heart monitor, suction machine, oxygen, and a humidifier for her trach. Pray for us as we care for her around the clock. We will have to work some schedule where we take turns sleeping. Someone needs to be awake with her 24/7 and they are having a hard time finding a nurse for us that will come at all--let alone the 11-7 shift so we can get some sleep. Evidently pediatric in-home nurses are rare in our area and then finding one that will care for a child with a trach is another hurdle. We will need a supernatural strength that God can provide. Leaning on Him during these wonderful and apprehensive days ahead!

7 comments:

Charity said...

Wow - those are sweet pictures! Praying for you...
Dear Heavenly Father:
Help sweet Kara Faith and her family - be with them as she comes home soon. Thank You for making this possible - You are an awesome God! Be with them - and give them the peace that transcendeth ALL understanding.
In Your Son's name,
AMEN!
love and hugs kara faith! (and to your sweet mommy and family!)
Praying...

Mary said...

Praying that a nurse with Love Beyond Measure, will find your family and help you love your little Kara.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Many, many prayers going out for you all!

bamfordothehills said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures of your family with Kara! I will be praying that you will find a nurse who can help you with your care of Kara. I am praising the Lord that you are going to be able to take her home in a week, what an answer to our prayers!

Melissa said...

Ms Nancy have you tried any of the nursing agencies, like Gentiva, in your area. I am a pediatric nurse, but it has been a while. I hope you find someone that will meet your needs soon.

Beth said...

Excited for the homecoming, and praying for the perfect nurse for night time.

Riggers said...

Oh I'm so pleased to see her doing so well. I've been away with no computer access and was really worried for her about the surgery!

Praying (poorly, I'm not very good at it!) for you to solve the nursing issue, I had a similar problem when my Father was ill.

Love all the photos, Kara has such a beautiful serene little smile!
AM