Before they knew they would all get to be together at home, Nick and Stacey decided they should take the opportunity of Faye feeling good and not being on any chemo to be together at home. So, Grandma Lori got to stay over for one night at the hospital with Faye! They had a great time.
The hospital has a radio station called Radio Lollipop (that the kids can listen to on TV, go figure!). They brought around this craft for the kids. Then they voted on winners and Faye won a Princess Puzzle award!
The irony of what Faye has to see out her window every day. (You can also see the curved lane out of the parking garage I mention later.)
Her Going Home Outfit!
While they were still at the hospital, getting ready to go home, one of Faye's attending doctors introduced Nick to Stuart Holden who plays on the English Premier League... It's only the best soccer league in the world, no big deal. The doc told him how Stuart thinks he's a big ladies man with all the charm. Nick said he had a lady that was a tough egg to crack. So he went back to their room to meet Faye. He was super charismatic and did indeed have all the charm. Apparently our mom and Stacey were swooning! And he had Mitchell from "Are you playing Angry Birds? I have 3 stars on every level!" And Faye? She wouldn't say a word but did look up at him and watch him a little. I love picturing him asking her a direct question and she's just silent! Too funny.
Once they left the 9th floor, the real fun began! Faye was so excited just to see different parts of the hospital. They have to go over a bridge walkway that connects to a different part of the hospital. She was all "Ooooh!"s. And in the car coming out of the parking garage, more "Oooooh!"s bending around the curved lane. And dont forget the first time she saw HEB (a favorite grocery store in Texas) driving down the freeway!
Bye hospital room!
She fell asleep on the way home, but not before requesting Papa Johns for dinner. And when they got home, it was a party! They stayed up until 11 o'clock playing and enjoying each other's company. Her and Mitchell were so cute together. Mitchell wanted to show her all of his new school things since she's been gone. And they were just so sweet to each other and wanted to play. It was also sweet for Nick and Stacey to see when Nixon was fussy and Faye said, "Just a minute, Mitchell. Just a minute." And she went to Nixon and put his binky back in and said "It's ok buddy." Something that would've happened a hundred times in the last 5 weeks but they're all missing out on. And without even being asked to, or even expected to Faye has already helped Dad empty the dishwasher, and put away folded clothes of hers.
We all hope Faye and the whole family have a wonderful time at home! And that they will receive enough joy and rest to last them in their next leg of the journey. They will have to stay in most of the time and avoid crowds. They have to flush her lines once a day. But hopefully all goes well and we'll be praying no mishaps happen at home, that her ANC counts get up to where they need to be and the results from the biopsy are positive!