Anything is possible
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We had tears in our eyes when we saw the State Police and Chicopee Police waiting for us on the turnpike, to give us an escort to our house. As we entered Chicopee, lights and sires with a road block to give Lauren the grand entrance. Thank you so much Trooper Jon Blanchard, of the Massachusetts State Police for organizing the most beautiful welcome home. As we pulled into the neighborhood we were treated with our neighbors holding signs and cheering for Lauren's return home.
Thank you to everyone that came out to say hello and to the city of Chicopee, it's great to be home.
Click on link below to watch us coming home.
June 18, 2018
Yes today we are going Home!!!
I feel like I am dreaming. We waited so long for this day to come. It's going to be a busy day getting everything organized and finishing up all my teaching to care for Lauren.
We have lived here so long we are sad to be leaving, only for the reason we made so many amazing friends here. The nursing staff has become family. Lauren's transplant team of doctors are the top doctors in the world. Words could never express our thanks and gratitude to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston Ma.
Thank you again for giving my daughter another chance at life.
See you this afternoon Chicopee, Ma
Love Lynne & Lauren
Yes you read it right, WE ARE FINALLY GOING HOME MONDAY!!!
Pictured above is only part of Lauren's transplant team of Doctors. This is the team that agreed we can finally go home. There first choice was to send Lauren to rehab here in Boston. As soon as they were done talking, I sat their and said "NO". Lauren needs to go home, mentally. Yes Lauren is weak, but we will have in home physical therapy and visiting nursing coming to the house. We have been living in a hospital setting way to long, time to feel like people again. We are having a hospital bed delivered to the house, Lauren bedroom is on the second floor. She is not strong enough to do the stairs. I have started my training on how to care for Lauren, so I feel confident.
Today is Sunday, so I am praying all the plans follow through. You just never know what can happen between now and then. I won't believe it until I'm in the car with her. Our plans are to be pulling into Chicopee late afternoon.
From my prospective, I am so done with hospital living. I told Lauren she needs to find another hobby, getting transplants is getting old.
A very tired mom now to become a caregiver, time to pull out my scrubs.
Today is June 13, 2018 and it's a big day. Today we find out if Lauren will be going to rehab or HOME. Also we find out the results of Lauren's 3rd biopsy.
Plus Lauren took her first shower today since the transplants.
I know I haven't been updating, sorry things have been happy, sad, frustrating and overwhelming most of the time. Every time I wanted to write a post my mind was going in a thousand directions.
I will post more later when I know what is going to be happening.
This picture was taken last Friday, since then the feeding tube has been removed
Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes. Moving forward...
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