Brandy- The Next Step
Day 10 of Ryman’s life. I can’t believe we are already 10 days into this journey. It feels like a big fog or like I’m standing in a dream. It’s hard to stop and realize that this is actually happening. It just doesn’t feel real, kind of what I said my entire pregnancy. I thought it would feel real when she got here but nope, she had to go and be a drama queen at birth. Center of attention, too good to ride in a normal form of transportation. We have been joking that when we get to take her home we are going to have to get a limo. If we get a car she would be like really guys, a car, come on! Our little high maitanance nugget.
I actually slept last night, feel a little more rested. Jeremy and I left the hospital a little earlier than we have been and stared laying out clothes and deciding what we would need to take with us for what could possibly be a 6 month or so “study abroad” in DC. We have become extremely knowledgable in liver function/the urea cycle and are going to know everything there is to know about transplants. God must have wanted us to take better care of ourselves too. Jeremy says if he had known everything our liver does for us he might have taken better care of his :).
I know the next two days are going to be filled with tears and sadness about leaving. You have no idea how much we are going to miss our dogs too. It has been nice to come home and cuddle with them at night. Lots of tears!! We have amazing friends and I know they will be taken care of and loved on. Saying goodbye to our friends here is going to be so tough, yet I know I’ll be getting phone calls and will keep up with everyone. It’s just a few weeks, right? I remind myself that I don’t have to think about the future right now I only need to take the next step and I get to do that with Jeremy by my side.
Thank goodness we love each other! I couldn’t ask for a better husband to be stuck in the crisis of life with. I have always said he was my bridge back to God when I met him and he remains that today.
Update: James is her nurse today, yay! He saved Jeremy on that first day by reminding him that God has this. He said when we try to put our hands in it gets messy, just let him take it. 41 amonnia, if the next one comes back low they are going to turn off dialysis. She is on room air now.
Love you all and your continued prayers and support.
Joni Erickson Tada – “Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It’s simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step.”