Friday, September 12, 2008


Ammon already lip syncing and playing around with Gillian, comfortable in his own bed. Kaitlin saying hello to her long-lost brother.
Thumbs up for the great sign welcoming him home. Would you say his smile shows his joy?!

Gillian ran out as soon as she heard us drive up. They were both happy dudes!

Ammon began to kind of shake with excitement when we drove away from the hospital and kept asking me, "Is it much farther?" "Are we nearly there yet?" He was really excited to be coming home.

This past week, Ammon has been going to a few hours of school held at the hospital. He seemed to really enjoy what they did. As you can see, he still has to wear the neck collar but only for a few more days. He also is on oxygen for an undetermined amount of time. He will wear a body brace for a couple of months as his spine solidifies and then he will be able to go without a brace altogether.
We are home. We sleep in our own beds tonight. We will eat three meals together tomorrow. Life will return to some sense of normalcy.
We have been blessed to meet some truly remarkable people but those people will constitute a new blog entry tomorrow. Now it's time to go to bed.


Jess and Jen said...

Welcome home, buddy. We won't be seeing you as much anymore, but we're very glad you're not so close to us anymore. Elk Ridge beats Shriner's, any day. -Jess

chelsey said...

There's nothing like having your own bed huh! The look on your face is priceless. You could do your own mastercard commercial! Home is certainly priceless! We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief for a little while. Keep getting better and better though.

Mike and Adrianne said...

Yea!!! I'm so happy for you all. I'm glad you all get to be home together and get to sleep in your own beds.

grams said...

Hey Ammon, so glad you got to sleep in your own bed again. Hope you are feeling good and will get to see some of your school friends now. They can come over to see you. Kaitlyn is a really wonderful big sister. She looks as if she is really proud of her little brother. See you soon, Judy Flack