These are pictures of Lynnea's first Thanksgiving, which she spent with me and my family at the hospital (Corey had to work all day, so he was unable to celebrate it with us). We have all had a lot to be thankful for in the past few weeks, especially Lynnea's progress.
Now Lynnea is at home with us; the doctors decided that she could come home even though she was not eating quite as much as they would like her to. It is so good to have her home, and to be able to hold her without any IVs, or wires for any monitors. She will need to go to the hospital weekly to meet with her cardiologist, and we will have home health care nurses visit a few times each week for the next month. Due to Lynnea's susceptibility to illness, and the dangers that becoming ill can cause for her, we will not be bringing her anywhere other than to her doctors appointments for a while. Her cardiologist recommends that we do not bring her to church, or take her shopping, she cannot go to daycare, she can't be around other children, she won't be able to come to any Christmas family gatherings. . . etc. Basically, if anyone wants to see her, they can visit us at home as long as they are healthy and have had a flu shot (and are willing to wash their hands and use Purell, of course). Her cardiologist recommends pretty much quarantining her until after her next surgery. I will do my best to post pictures of her on here frequently (though this is not as much fun as taking her places to show her off).