To say that the last 6 months have been difficult would be a huge understatement. I went back today and read a bunch of the really early post and cried like a baby. If we only knew what was ahead of us. I would not wish this kind of experience on anyone but it’s changed my life. 4 hospitals, 5 ambulance rides, 2 planes, 109 days in the hospital, 2 livers transplants, a ton of amazing doctors and nurses and a community of people taking care of us. Looking at that, all I see is miracles. It’s a miracle that all of this started with an amazing nurse named Wendlyn and a NICU doctor named Costner. We have seen first hand what CPS1 can do to a child and how fast it can do it. Ryman shows NO signs of long term damage. MIRACLE!!! This whole story is filled with the impossibles.
I remember sitting in Vanderbilt and feeling confident on how this story ended. I believed that God was about to take us on a crazy ride and knowing that when it ended we would be able to see the WHY in the question. To be on this side of it and to see how many lives this little girl has changed was the reason. I wish I could tell you every single story that was shared with us. Everyone of them is overwhelming. We thank y’all for sharing them. They fueled us through this journey and reminded us that bigger things were happening. Feel free to email me your story. I’d love to have em for Rye when she gets older. firstname.lastname@example.org
Having the best community ever!!!!
We arrived at home to a clean house, yard taken care of, groceries, nursery decorated with a flashing sign, flowers, new outfits for Rye, diapers, formula, dinners, and 2 clean happy pugs. You have no clue how much those pugs were missed. What amazing friends we have. We knew that before Rye and y’all have continually blown us away.
We are really excited to have started what feels like the next chapter. Today was the 2 month anniversary of Ryman’s first transplant. So amazing!