Posted by Dave
Matt was in the hospital since the Saturday after Thanksgiving until last Thursday, December 15th. He successfully had the stents removed on Wednesday, the 14th, and was like a completely different kid without the stents than with the stents. He was back to the way we knew him. He was clearly happier, and was eating well right away, which amazed the PICU doctors. (I don’t understand why they wouldn’t trust us, the parents, after telling them the same thing every day for more than two weeks, but that is a post of it’s own.)
Since he was eating so well, and showing good progress in every way, they authorized his discharge on Thursday, and Rachel brought him home midday. Abby & Zach are thrilled to have him at home, too. Abby constantly wants to hold him and is always glad to help out in any way she can with Matt.
There will be more to post soon, but for right now, just know that things seem to be going well, and we hope to be able to keep him at home this time. We are looking forward to having him home for Christmas & New Year’s and just hoping to keep him home after that.
More updates (and pictures) to come when we can find the time & energy to post them.