Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coming Home Soon!

So after only three days and two nights at home since February 15th, Henry will be coming home on Friday.

At his last clinic appointment, we expressed our surprise at Henry's recovery, telling the transplant specialist that we just didn't know what to expect, but that we were really pleased.

His response?

"We know what to expect and we're really surprised."

So it seems that Henry has been on the exceptional end of a quick recovery from this last round of chemotherapy. The doctor also said that it's "ridiculously early" to be sending us home, but he sees no reason for us to have to stay nearby longer than the end of the week!

Henry displayed his energetic self in grand fashion yesterday, keeping the adults in the house jumping all day listening to him go on and on about anything and everything. He's turning into such a little man! At one point Tara asked him if he'd like to have his snack at the table or to sit on the floor. "I'd prefer my snack at the table." Prefer? I guess that's what comes from interacting with only adults for the last six months of his life...

Anyway, we're enormously proud of him for his spirit's ability to return to his life as a three year old boy so quickly and flexibly. We are grateful for his body's ability to do the same. And I have to think the healing will only progress faster when we return home.

12 comments:

Margie said...

So glad to hear that Henry gets to go home this week!!!! Hope and pray that all continues to go well for him and the rest of your family!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS HENRY AND FAMILY!!!! What wonderful news to hear. Looking forward to seeing you ALL at home.

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

Ladonna said...

Ladonna _ Eddie's Mom from Hopkins Group.
I am so happy to hear that you are going home. May the weather be wonderful for you as you return. My family is keeping you and your family in our prayers. It brings tears to my eyes to hear that he is able to go home. I know your journey has not been easy. Thinking of all of you often. Best Wishes.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Did you ever think you would be so happy to have Henry bouncing off the walls!Thanks Be To God!
Susan and Aunt Reba

Anonymous said...

A big Whooo - Hooo from Arlington!!!

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!! What a celebration!

We love you.
Cousin Susan H. (hello to Cousin Susan and Aunt Reba!)

Anonymous said...

What fantastic news that Henry and his folks can return home later this week. As we have written many times in this blog, he is an amazing hero. Way to go Henry.
the krause house

Anonymous said...

That is such great news to hear. Thank god for such a speedy recovery so far. Hope u all have a safe and easy trip home,the girls will be so excited to have everyone home. The weather has been wonderful and I'll bet cruckie can't wait to go the a ride. Thinking of u all everyday.
Love, Shelly

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Henry, you are a transplant star. Congratulations on getting the okay to go home Friday. Amazing. I hope you "prefer" sleeping in your own bed at home.

Lots of love,
Wayne, Shirley, Sophia, and Fiona

Anonymous said...

Amen! And prayers for continued healing!!!

Love to all!
Monica & Glenn
from Colorado

Anonymous said...

How awesome is that! Happy homecoming!

K Barron

Anonymous said...

whata guy! Henry is a prince; a pirate; an astronaut; a fireman and all things special.
Love to you all.
Miss Susan