It has been 6 months since we first welcomed Madelyn into this world. So many things have happened in those 6 months and I have been changed permanently. She has been doing amazing since her homecoming on March 25th. She has a nurse 12 hours a day during the week and loves all the attention that is showered on her from the nurses, Dan and I, and all of her other family members. She loves cuddling and doing things that she is told she can't do yet (rolling over, smiling, giggling).
We haven't been without our challenges though. She has become very good at pulling out her NG tube in the middle of the night. Her broviac sprung a leak one night and led to our first late night trip to the Unirveristy of Iowa Emergency Room.
I still share Madelyn's story regularly. And every time I do, I am reminded how God has touched our lives over the last year. As Madelyn grows, I am amazed at what a miracle she is. I hope that I can some day help other families going through what we did. Thank you again to everyone for the positive thoughts and prayers over these very long months!
|Maddie's beautiful smile|