The Journey of a Sweet Little Boy and His Special Heart

Saturday, December 28, 2013

FREEDOM

It really happened, we walked RAN out the doors of the hospital today. 
 We really are on the roller coaster ride of our lives.  Up, down, up, down... we are appreciating the upside right now!  Crazy to think Logan recovered so fast from 2 collapsed lungs on top of everything else, but his last 2 x-rays showed his lungs were great.  Dr. Spray said he is completely confident that his lungs collapsing were solely a "mechanical" thing from the tube being pulled and that his lungs are recovering and strong.
Logan wasn't sure what to think when I told him we could leave.  At first he said he didn't want to.  And then when they took out his IV and took him off all his monitors he understood that he really could LEAVE, and he started running and didn't stop. LITERALLY.  He has never walked the distance he did leaving the hospital in his ENTIRE life, and he not only walked he RAN most of the way.  It is a moment that will be stamped in my memory forever. 




We almost lost him to an elevator!  He surprised us and ran so fast in front of us and walked into an open elevator.  We barely made it before the doors closed!  Scared me half to death.  We are so used to having him attached to an oxygen cord/leash! 

A view that probably doesn't mean much to anyone but Brad and I, but the distance of this hall would have been like Logan trying to run a full marathon before this surgery, and today he ran all the way down it without even getting winded. 
 
FREEDOM
 
Logan has felt it.  He knows it.  He keeps trying to escape from our room at the Ronald McDonald House to run some more.  We have had to force him to rest because he has already over done it.  I have a feeling he is going to be hard to keep up with now.
We are watching him close and will stay in town for a few days.  We have an appointment Tuesday morning and if things continue to improve and look good we will get the thumbs up to come home. 
 
I have so many pictures to post of Logan making the rounds this morning to tell everyone goodbye.  I will get to it sometime this weekend.  I feel so emotionally drained.  We got to our room here at the RMH and all three of us were asleep within minutes of dropping our bags.  I can't tell you how nice it was to lay on a bed and have some privacy!
Thank you everyone again for your love, support, and prayers.  Although we are so far from home we have never felt alone in this. 

5 comments:

  1. We are so HAPPY for Logan. All of you deserve lots of rest and freedom!

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  2. I'm so excited for Logan and your family. I can only imagine the joy you must feel at getting to watch him run. He's got a lot of running to catch up on, too! :)

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  3. Love, love, love this post! Yeah for getting released and the running part is amazing!!! Hope you are back home soon! <3

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