After being moved to a regular room yesterday afternoon and sporting her first smile in a week, today, I'm happy to report, she was sent home!
Doc felt like she would recuperate better at home, and I think he was right.
Not only did I get to hold my baby girl again, I caught her smiling a few times as well. Then the laughing started (though muted, the trauma to her throat from the intubation has made her hoarse).
We had no idea it would happen so quickly. Kris came home, as her parents took over watching Kate, to spend some time with LC. So much needed mommy and son time. As she opened the garage door, she got a call from the doc, telling her to get her arse back there and take her home. It was quite a shock to all of us needless to say. Just yesterday morning she was in the intensive care unit. Wow. She is a stubborn one.
My mom came over and we began to get the house ready for Kate's arrival. Disinfecting everything and picking up the clutter (I had been here by myself for a few days...I'm messy). I swept, mopped and even started some laundry...and I didn't complain once.
Now we begin the road to recovery. Knowing Kate, it will be quick. She doesn't care much for being sick.
I don't know if I can't thank all of you...but please know that your notes, thoughts and prayers for her did not go unnoticed. The Justice family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts.