Tuesday, July 6, 2010

all children's hospital

a year ago today we raced down the tunnel from one hospital into all children's hospital. at the bay of the OR doors we said goodbye to our little girl & began to plead with thousands of others for our little libby claire. those prayers were answered & with the hard work, dedication & delicate care of these miracle workers! we are so grateful to them all & love them so deeply.
while in florida we made the trip back to ACH to "show off" libby claire.
kelly. love her.
she always referred to libby claire as "my girl."

the RT that worked with lc. they pulled the vent & watched as our libs took her first breaths on her own. first machine to go! so sweet.

charge nurse kristen. was always calm & collected.

heather, child life.
she was awesome. not only did she bring us books to read to libby claire while she was in the coma, she then brought the fish tank, toys...
mostly, she took time to help our older kids with the grieving & understanding of the whole ordeal. so thankful!

lc in surgery garb

i cry as i write this about this beautiful face. she beams now but upon our first meeting she only had a baggie with our blood soaked baby girls hair. kristi was one of the trauma nurse during the surgery. we will always remember her dedication & hard work fighting for our girl!

david pitt, ACH chaplain. he was there with us from the start. i don't even know how to express our love for him. we prayed, cried, & spent the worst day of our life with him. with his quiet console it was just what we needed.
christie helped coordinate our trip home. she covered every detail of our CMC flight. she rocked!

on to devin. one of libs surgeons. you have been right all along. she will do fine & she will come back. here we are a year down the road. thank you for your skills & delicate care.

a site to see. libby claire playing at ACH!

one of the first days in the PICU there was a little girl who was taking her first walk out of the PICU to another floor. our libby claire never walked in ACH, but now she was running.

we also took a trip the the pier.this was our time away with the big kids. we enjoyed the water & beauty there.

skyway bridge.

one tired libby claire. she loved seeing everyone again & eating the sprinkle, chocolate covered pretzel on the way home.

psalm 121
i lift up my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
my help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven & earth.
He will not let your foot slip-
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
the LORD watches over you-
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
the LORD will keep you from all harm-
He will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming & going
both now & forevermore.

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