we woke up early when the nurse came in with meds and then waited around for a while before cardiology came by to confirm what we were hoping to hear: we get to go home! Last minute arrangements include calling scripts to the pharmacy, getting a cart for the rest of all our gear and checking every drawer and cubby in the room to make sure we got all our things. While we were waiting we had time for one last walk around and to the toy room, and then I signed the paperwork and we were free to go!
A friendly nurse helped me with the cart so that I could focus on Julianne and her O2 tank, and she also helped me load up the car. Then we zipped right out of there, into a gorgeous fall day, sun shining, fall leaves blazing and beautiful blue skies.
We arrived home to find Daddy in the bobcat doing some heavy yardwork, apparently the hardware store was doing major clearance on all their plants and he scored a really good deal on a handful of those Arbor Vitae trees. At first Julie did not want to get out of the car, I don’t know where she thought we were, but she was crying and trying to re-buckle her carseat. Finally I convinced her to try getting out and we went inside where she promptly made herself comfortable on the couch with the remote and I brought the rest of her stuff in.
Later I had to make a run to the pharmacy to pick up her new meds and it was so wonderful to just be free to drive around and stop where I wanted to stop, eat what I wanted to eat and not have to answer to anyone for an hour or so.
We had roast chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli for dinner and everyone was so happy that we were all together again! Life is beautiful!