Thursday, July 9, 2009

We're Home

The UAB Critical Care Transfer Team arrived at GWUH at 2:30 AM this morning to pick up Gaines and me. We left GWUH in an ambulance around 3:00 AM. The ambulance took us to Baltimore where we boarded a jet bound for home. The jet took off around 3:30 and we landed in Montgomery at 4:45 AM Central.

Gaines did excellent during the transfer. He was able to transfer on nasal canula (5 liters at 35% oxygen). The Transfer Team decided nasal canula was best because their CPAP seemed to irritate him. He is now safely in the NICU in Montgomery. Oh yeah, we also had to change Montgomery NICU's. Apparently, Baptist South was too full so he was transferred to the Baptist East NICU.

Below are a few pictures of the transfer. We will update more later. We are exhausted. Thank you all for your prayers.
Beau

35 comments:

Heather Marie said...

SOOO thrilled for the way the Lord has worked these details out for your family! I will still be praying and checking in regularly up here in Ohio!

God Bless!!!

rsikes said...

Yippeeeee ! ! ! When I got to work this morning I looked across at Baptist South and wondered if you guys were there. Baptist East is just as good. Praise God for your safe journey home.

Rhonda

holaskm said...

Praise God!!!!!

April said...

SO glad to hear that all of you made it back home to Alabama safely!!!

Jill said...

I'm so happy for all of you. I pray that this move home will take some stress off of an already stressful situation.

April said...

Sweet Home Alabama! Happy your home!

Love,
Danny and April Hadden

angie b said...

Brit:
So happy for you guys. I have asked my friend Ricky, chief tech in Baptist East laboratory, to look in on you guys. He's a Godly man and a new grandfather himself. He'll help you any way he can. Love, angie sasser

Tonia said...

YAY!! Praise GOD!

. said...

So happy to see you all made it home!! Praise God:)

Hewett Happenings said...

Glad the transfer went smoothly. Hopefully everyone will quickly adjust to your new situation. I bet Reed is glad to be back home. Praying Gaines joins his big brother at home soon.

Praying in Oklahoma...

Karen said...

Praise God that you're all home (or a whole lot closer at least)! I'm praying for a smooth transition in Gaines' care and for your family. Welcome home!

Still praying in Oneonta

Tiffany Lockette said...

Yeah, what a blessing that the transfer went well and that you guys are home. I hope Gaines continues to get better. Welcome home.

ninesandquines said...

welcome home!!!!! i have to imagine it was quite emotional to walk back in to your house for the first time in so long....God bless you and keep us posted as to how you are all doing!!!!!

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

Glad your family has all made it home safely.

Ashley said...

So happy you guys are able to be home in Montgomery. My daughter was in Baptist East NICU and they are AWESOME there!!! They did great with her and they were very helpful. I hope he continues to improve and do well.

Waiting for a little Reker said...

Praise God you made it home!

I have been praying all night for you guys!

Hopefully this blog journey will not end. And that you keep updating us

Denise in Canada

regina said...

I'm so excited to finally meet you and the family - and, Brittany, if it's any consolation, Baptist East is close to Beau's office! I am frequently amazed at the things He can do.... though I shouldn't be.

I was told years ago that God answers every prayer IMMEDIATELY.... with one of three answers: "yes", "no", or "wait".... apparently, He said "wait" for a while, then "yes"... and when He says "yes" - it happens QUICKLY!

The Williamson's said...

Praise the Lord!! I'm so glad that y'all all made it to Montgomery safely. I'm still praying for Gaines.

kim_brough said...

South, East, either way it's Alabama right?? Woo-hoo!!!

King J's Queen said...

Praising God for the safe travel of all of you back home.

Amanda said...

Welcome Home Daniel Family!!!!

Tiffany Dawn said...

yay!!! So happy to see the updates this morning! God is SO good!!! Welcome home! :)

ps- i'm praying you won't let the change in hospitals disappoint/frustrate or discourage. I know the idea of it being right across the street was such a comforting one, but God is good and he is not surprised by this change. I believe He knew that would be where Gaines would end up before he got to go home home. He's got you all in his hands!! Continue to each day, rest in that!

Lori said...

So glad all went smooth. Now your finally all in your hometown and that's a relief, you have family and friends that will support you and can comfort you much better in person. But don't forget your prayer warriors (us).

Hokie Grandma said...

God is so good. We will continue to pray.

Ruthie said...

Tears of joy!!! Seriously, I am so thrilled for all of you!!!! praise the Lord~ praying for you all as you get resettled.

Ruthie

Diana said...

Very glad your family has made it home. I've been watching and reading for the past several months at your journey.

May God continue to improve Gaines and heal him so that he may make it out of the hospital.

Stephanie said...

Glad you guys are home! All those pictures look so scary but I'm so relieved to hear everyone is safe and Gaines is still on the cannala! Praying for you all!

Beth said...

Sweet Home Alabama...where the skies are so blue!!!
So glad your entire family is back together in your home state. Praying for you!

Kelli said...

Hooray!!! So glad you're all home! Keep us posted!

Donna said...

So glad to hear that the transfer went smoothly! You are still in my prayers.

MGF1121 said...

Brittany, I am so happy that you have your family back in Alabama. Mr. Smart informed Melanie and myself (Mobile Convention Center) at meeting we had a few weeks ago. Our prayers are with you. This is such a blessing that you are home and close to your family and friends. Many blessings, Mary Gordon Fonde

Big Mamma said...

I am so happy the trip went off with a hitch! We will continue to pray for Gaines lungs to continue to heal!

Amie Juan Mendez
Corvallis Or.

Jennifer Van Vorhis said...

I've been following your blog since you were admitted to the hospital in March! I think I've checked everyday to see how your little family is doing. I'm so happy to hear that you have all made it home, and hopefully, Gaines will join you all not only in your home state, but also in your actual home!! I continue to think about you and pray daily,

-jenn
vanvorhisfamily.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Welcome home!

Jennifer said...

WELCOME HOME!!! How exciting - God is so good!