Friday, April 5, 2013

The kids are on their way!

I'm rejoicing that I get to hold Lexi, Wesley, Whitley, and Lainey soon.  We've seens pictures, skyped, and emailed, but that just isn't the same.

Yesterday, they pulled out the left lung chest tube, and there is a small pneumothorax that occurred since then, but they appeared unworried because it was small enough.  As for the right side, they took the suction off at 6:30 this morning and will clamp it later today and take an x-ray Saturday morning.  If everything looks fine at that x-ray, they will discharge us from the hospital in the afternoon. Please pray the lungs stay inflated.

I know I should be excited to get out of here, but then that poses the reality that I will be more in charge of Derek.  Pray I can be up for the challenge.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  The weather is beautiful here!


  1. YEAH for you!!! I've been praying for you (Leann and Derek) and the children as you have to be separated during this time. I hope you have a time of refreshment while they are there.

    We continue to pray.

  2. Excited for you to see all your kids and hold them! Praying that Derek's lungs stay inflated!
    We look forward to having you home. And, we will pray you are up for the challenge of caring for Derek. If it would help, we can bring our school to your house and all our kids can do school together and I can help take care of Derek with you. :)