But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Seth coming home TODAY!

Lord willing, they will be discharging Seth in a couple of hours. We are getting our last bits of teaching and the car seat test done and all the loose ends tied up. He'll be coming home with 4 machines(!): apnea and heart rate monitor, pulse oximeter, feeding pump, and oxygen concentrator. In addition, he's also on 7 medications: 5 through his feeding tube and two inhaled, all at least twice a day. I'm oddly excited about letting my "inner nurse" out in caring for Seth, largely because I won't be pulled in as many directions now that our NICU days - all 170 of them! - will be over. We certainly pray there will be no cause for re-admittance.

We should be leaving at 5:30 or 6 and be on the news tonight at 10:00. We will post the link; it will be Channel 11 (Fort Worth) again, and this time I'll try not to giggle hysterically while quoting Philippians 4:13. ;)

Love and gratitude,


  1. Tears of joy! I am so thrilled for you all to finally have your whole family together! Looking forward to pictures of everyone together now. :-)

    Praying for smooth transition and no re-admittance to the hospital!

  2. I cannot tell you both how happy I am to hear Seth is being released to your loving care! Thank you Father for all the blessings you have bestowed on this beautiful family for the last 170 days, may they continue forever! Blessings and prayers coming your way Gavin and Carrie, I am so thrilled for you and your family! Prayers continue!

  3. Thank you Jesus is all that we can say today. We are so excited about your family being all together today for the first time in your home. Dear Jesus, thank you for your once again answer to prayer for the Jones family. Bless their evening we pray in your name. Amen.
    We will be sharing with the JAARS AVI group at the Monday Morning Meeting.

    bonnie and larry berg

  4. Wonderful news! We are SO looking forward to that first picture with all six children in one shot!!! We have been praying for this day, and will continue to pray daily for all of you, especially Seth. You go right ahead and giggle, Carrie - that's the way Philippians 4 is SUPPOSED to make you feel!

  5. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! Our God is an awesome God!!! I can't wait to let my class know on Monday...they will be so excited.

  6. Thrilled with you. I would say that he has passed the carseat test. He looks so normal an ready to go.
    Jo Miller

  7. I'm so grateful to hear this news. It's been a long time coming but praise the Lord, the day is finally here. May Seth and all of you settle well into new routines and for him a totally new environment and many new people. I can't wait until March 1st so that I can meet Seth and see the rest of the babies and their family again.

    Love to all,
    Gail Boemker

  8. Your precious family has been in my prayers for many weeks. This is such a graceful answer to prayer. May God the Father, Jesus the son , and the Holy Spirit be with all of your dear family as you settle into the "new normal". Praise oFather, Son and Holy Ghost.

  9. I have been praying for you and your family since I heard about you on our local Christian radio station (WBGL in Champaign, Illinois), which was right after the babies were born. What a blessing and praise that your family is complete now!! My mother is on oxygen 24/7, and she also had a feeding tube and trach. So, I understand that it can be a bit ovewhelming at first, but you will settle in to a good routine and things will be fine. I look forward to seeing pictures of Seth at home.


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