Hayden's Hope

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I can't believe Hayden has been home for over a week now. It seems a lifetime ago that our home was at UCSF. The doctors and nurses were so amazing. I was so giddy with excitement that I couldnt sleep the night before.
Last night at UCSF...too excited to sleep

Getting Ready to Go Home
 When we got the discharge orders all set and the nurse rolled in the wheel chair, one of Hayden's doctor's said "Oh no Hayden can't use the wheel chair. I want to see Hayden walk out these doors!" And with a typical smiling smirk on his face, he got up and started walking. Hayden walked out of the ICU at 10:30am Monday July 11th to the standing ovation of applause from all the doctors and nurses. It was such an emotional moment. Tears streaming down my face. I felt like we had won a race, accomplished an incredible feat, had a major victory and I guess you could say we did all of those.

Home is like Miracle Grow on Steriods for Hayden.
He is thriving and getting stronger everyday.
Home for Hayden has been like "Miracle Grow" on steriods for him. He is blossoming and thriving like you just can't do in the hospital. Hayden has been walking up and down our stairs and getting stronger everyday. He is busy entertaining friends, interviewing nurses and catching up with just being a regular boy.

Here is a short video of Hayden walking out of the ICU after four months.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Unsal87R4w

Thank you Desanne, Tracey and Alison for
the welcome home decorations!

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