Tuesday, February 19, 2013

♥ Finally Home ♥

There's no place like home.  I've said it many times before, but I mean it all the more today!  We've been away from home for almost 2 weeks.  It felt so good to pull up into our drive and walk into our home!  It was like receiving a great big hug!  :)

Joy was released from the hospital on Saturday around noonish.  We had planned a mini trip to Alabama that was supposed to be from Friday until Tuesday.  Well, we figured that was just out of the question.  But......when Joy's doctor knew what we had planned, she told us we should go.....to just go straight from the hospital, if we could.  She said it would do Joy good and keep her mind off every noticeable "twinge" or "hint" of pain that she would still be having even after she was released. She said it would be a great distraction.  So, we did just that.  Jason made a trip to the house the night before and got a few things that we would need for Joy.  We already had a few changes of clothes there from living in the hospital for 9 days.  So, when they signed her released papers Saturday morning, we left the hospital, stopped and got a pain medicine prescription filled and were then on our way to Alabama (to my brother's house)!  It did turn out to be a good distraction for her and for all of us.  We had a good time just relaxing.  We just made it home late this afternoon.

The night before we got out of the hospital, long time friend, Katie Beth, came by the hospital to see Joy.  They have been friends since they were 2 years old.  Joy says she looks like a little kid here....actually she's sitting on the bed and Katie Beth is standing beside her.  :)


As good as it was and a nice distraction, it is just plain ole good to be HOME.  :)

Thank you for the prayers for Joy.  We are continuing to pray that she never has another "episode" of the pancreatitis.....complete healing is what we're praying for.  But we do thank the Lord for bringing her through this!

I also wanted to invite you all to join me tomorrow morning on the sunporch for a visit with another blogging friend.  She's been blogging quite awhile and I know you'll enjoy the visit!  I hope you'll stop by and join us in the morning!

Have a great evening!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥

20 comments:

Heather Wise said...

Oh, dear girl! I am glad you were able to go on your trip. What a smart doctor! I am praying for her and you all!

Love,
Heather

Wendi said...

I am so happy you all are home! Praying this doesn't happen again.

Susannah said...

It is good to read you are home and safe. I have been praying for Joy and will continue. Such a worry but it is in God's hands and I'm sure she will be fine now.

Bless you, Tammy, and your family,
Susannah

The White Wave said...

Thanks for writing these posts. I'm glad you had a nice vacation, and that it was a good distraction. Reading your blog is a good distraction for me on this lonely day at home.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

It is SO GOOD to be home! :D I'm ready to settle back in to our own routine, even if it means a long, dreadful week of catching up on school. ;)

Love you! 8!

Love,
Joy :)

Prims By The Water said...

So glad Joy is out of the hospital and you all were able to spend time with your brother. Distractions are often the best! Janice

Raggedy Creations said...

Soooo good to see Joy out of the hospital and looking so pretty.

Felicia

Sandra said...

So glad she is finally out of the hospital and home :)

And good for you all to go on the trip, I'm sure she loved that.

Prayers for Joy!

Beth said...

I am so very happy for Joy and for all of you!!

bettyj said...

Oh my goodness. I had no idea she was in the hospital. How did I miss that. I will pray for complete healing for her too. Bless her little heart. Can't wait to visit the SunPorch. Please give Joy a hug from me.

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Tammy, yey!!!!! S so happy Joy is home now.....The power of prayer.......Will keep your family in mine, Hugs Francine.

~Sara said...

So good to hear that you are home.Sounds like she didn't need anymore procedures. Praying for a full recovery. Blessings~Sara

arkie said...

So glad she is better and you all are able to be home!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am so very glad to see this post and to know she has had some fun. You have been through so much. Rest and peace my friend.

Cindi said...

Thank God Joy is released! I am praying with you for complete healing. Can't wait for another Sunporch chat! I love them!
Be blessed,
Cindi

Trace4J said...

Thank you Heavenly Father!
We are praying for complete healing for sweet JOY!
So thankful you are all home too.
Warm woolie love , prayers and hugs
Trace

Pen Pen said...

Wow, what an ordeal. I'm glad you were able to take your trip and so happy Joy is home again. I, too, pray for her complete healing!

Holly said...

So glad she is doing better and at home! Glad you were able to go on your trip. Have a great day and enjoy being HOME!
-Holly

jennifer768 said...

Welcome home! So happy to know that Joy was released and that you were able to make the trip.Praying for healing for her.Hugs,Jen

Annie said...

Oh dear Tammy!!! I have not had the time to keep up with my blogs! I had no idea Joy was in the hospital! Oh my goodness! So glad you are home. Praying for your sweet girl.