Madison has been gone for a total of 185 Days!
The trip home Madison just looked out of the window.... Of course, I was in tears most of our trip home! The local fire departments greeted us and we followed them all the way home.... Of course, we had to go up the hill and see Dad, Great Gran and Pop waving.... (tears).
Thank you to Vandalia, Brownstown, and St.Elmo Fire Departments, all the friends and family who waved us on our final stretch of home, and to all who wore shirts to support Madison!
Madison's favorite part of coming home was Sadie!!! Of course, no one is surprised since she loves her puppies!
As you can tell by the video Madison loved being home! We waited to go inside the house when Ryan came in.
What's Next for Madison?
Madison will be in clinic on Monday and Thursday's in St.Louis for at least the next month or two then will move to once a week visits in St. Louis. Madison will be evaluated by physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, developmental therapist, and nutritionist/dietitian. She will most likely be seeing all of these people on a regular basis until she is caught up. I know there isn't one free day next week. We are either in clinic or have a therapist coming.
Precautions will be the same as they were when we lived in St.Louis. We will not be having visitors to the house. We are in the height of the flu season and Madison still doesn't have the best immune system. In addition, our safety net of being down the road from the hospital is no longer present.
Madison's health is finally getting better and we don't want to return to St.Louis.
Ways to help?
We are readjusting again.... Please be in prayer as Madison adjust to another environment and routine. In addition, Harrison and Mae are also adjusting and will begin homeschooling next week.
Ryan still has several outside jobs to finish. I know he is planning on working on those things next week (evenings) and weekend.
Please continue to pray that God provides for our spiritual, emotional, and financial needs. We are now in a new season!