Thursday, September 9, 2010

Home has never been sweeter.

A five and a half hour, three surgeon surgery.

Eight days in the hospital.

Numerous medications and procedures.

At least twelve different nurses.

So many bandage changes.

One meeting with a doctor that I wish didn't happen.

More tears and cries than I want to remember.

Six days of liquid nutrition.

Five physical therapy sessions.

Four loads of laundry (you can't even escape it in the hospital).

Countless viewings of the Super Hero Squad.

Several servings of hospital onion rings and chocolate cake...comfort food much?

So much kindness that I can't quantify.

After all of that and MUCH more, WE ARE HOME!!!

Leaving the hospital...

{Jackson was keeping an eye on the nurses, making sure they weren't coming for him!}

We are still getting settled in and tomorrow we will be celebrating Jackson's birthday!

Next week, we have several doctor appointments and we will start out-patient physical therapy...but hopefully he will not require too many sessions. He has been taking steps on his own today! So exciting! Momma is VERY proud.

We have preliminary results back from the pathologist at Harvard, but they are still running tests so we will not know our "new" diagnosis for a few days. The oncologists have given us a tentative plan for chemo and radiation, but it will be finalized after the results are certain.

We did not expect to be getting ready for another bump in the road after surgery and we are trying to not worry about what lies ahead. We serve an awesome God. I know that He will carry us through.

Thank you SO much for all of your prayers, support and love!!!

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:27
{Thanks DWO for the great talk the other day!}

Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
1 Chronicles 16:8



  1. Lovely picture!
    Stay strong, momma! You are all doing great <3

  2. So glad Jackson will be home for his birthday. You have such a beautiful family! We continue to pray for you guys daily. Love you!

  3. So happy for all the sweetness! Sending you all of my love and prayers and am so excited about the progress with Jackson's walking. :D

  4. I'm so happy to see those smiles! I hope you feel all the prayers being said for your sweet family. Something tells me you do. :)

  5. So happy to hear you are HOME!!! Prayers for the pathology report, Jackson's recovery and healing!!! For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month I'm praying for a child and their family each day. Today is my Pray for Jackson Day in honor of his BIRTHDAY!!!

    Peace of our Lord be with you always :)

  6. Dear family,
    You (Lindsay and Jackson) won a giveaway ($70 gift voucher from CSN stores) at my site - thanks to your dear friend Michelle!! I'm so glad it will go to such a special family, and close to Jackson's birthday and arrival back home. We'll be in touch about it.
    Good thoughts and prayers,



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