Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Home at last!

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That’s right…Cain was discharged from the hospital today. Cain successfully had his RA line & pacer wires pulled, his stools continued to be negative for blood and his Echo and chest x-ray looked great!! He was observed for a few hours after pulling his RA line and then at 5:30 p.m. he was DISCHARGED!!!! I can’t tell you how happy we are.

We left the hospital with a huge bag of medications and several upcoming doctor appointments. Actually, our first appointment is this Thursday. We can't pick Cain up under his arms for 6 weeks and we will need to keep him on ‘house arrest’ for a few more weeks But, soon enough we will be able to get him out and about. Look out world!

We are so proud of Cain, so proud of the amazing Dr’s and nurses that care for him, and so proud that this strong fighter with a special heart is our son!! We love you Cain!


Picture that was taken right before all of Cain's lines were removed. Wouldn't you hate to wake up from this nap by tape being pulled off of you. Poor baby boy. We stepped out of the room and from what we were told...Cain let them know how much he didn't appreciate being woke up that way.

Cain talking with his Daddy about all the plans they have when they get home.

Cain excited about going home!!!

Hopefully it will be awhile before we are able to take a family photo in this room again.

All packed up and ready to go home!

17 comments:

julie moss said...

Brad and Catherine-- what a special and remarkable li'l man you have. Cain has really been a testament to the human body and spirit. Cain is so blessed to have both of you as his parents. I absolutely look forward to seeing his smiling face everyday on your website. Thank you!!

Cain--You are so handsome!!! and I love those precious toes, hands and that priceless 'toothless smile."
Lots of love to you all
Julie Moss

Amy and Marty Hale said...

Brad and Catherine - What wonderful news...Congratulations! I am so glad everyone is home....safe, sound and HAPPY! Y'all are an amazing family! Please give Cain a high five for us! Thank you for allowing all of us to share in this journey of Cain's life....I cannot tell you what an impression he, as well as both of you, have made on our lives. Take care!!!!!

Amy Goll said...

Brad, Catherine, and Cain,

Taunte Jenn told me about your blog and I am hooked on it! I love reading the posts and seeing the pics of Cain's progress. Please know that you all are in my prayers. I'm so proud of Cain for being a very brave little boy. He's a fightin' Tiger for sure! My new prayer will be for Cain to have continued progress and good health. You two are wonderful parents and Cain is a very lucky boy.
Love,
Amy Vining Goll (Jenn's friend from Oakdale)

zander said...

YAY!!!!!! Hugs all around for the Clinksclales! You all made it through this huge ordeal. Cain is such a fighter and he looks so darn happy to be finally home. You and Brad look great (love the fam pic) and I am sure you are glad to have this surgery behind you. We are so happy for all of you and glad everything turned out wonderful. Take care.

Love,
Aaron, Dana, & Aubrey Zander

Tiffany Lockette said...

Congrats on getting to come home. I am so happy for you guys and Cain is such a strong little boy. My prayers are with you that he continues to make progress. Enjoy being home and take care of that sweet baby boy. Keep the post coming, I truly love to hear about Mr. Cain, what an inspiration.

The Hebert family said...

I'm so glad to see him happy and at home!

The Campbell's said...

What Great News!!!! So glad to hear Cain's back at home, it seems so quick this time! He made a fantastic recovery. We will hopefully get to see you guys sometime soon!

Scott McKenzie said...

Wow...awesome! Way to go Cain! I am sure you guys are beside yourselves right now!

Shauna said...

Congrats!!! Hope you can travel home soon, can't wait to meet Cain.

lyndsay henderson-turner said...

hi catherine

i left you a comment a while back, but i dont know if it went through; anyway, i've been following your blog since right before cain was born. my daughter loves to look at the pictures of Baby Cain! we have been checking on ya'll everyday since the surgery. im glad ya'll are home; he is precious and so BIG; i cant beleive it!! they grow so fast!!!
cant wait to see what he is doing next!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Congratulations on your "escape"! Cain looks so good and so happy to be home!

The Schilling's
Jennifer, Patrick, Conner & David

Autumn said...

I'm so happy to hear you are home!

The Watsons said...

wow!! this is great! it seemed like such a quick hospital stay...well i am sure it didn't seem that way for you! but i am so glad he is already home. hope you all have a wonderful night!

3 "A's" and a "B" said...

yeah!!!!!!!

The Hitchcock Family said...

We are so happy you guys are home! I love the pics! Cain looks thrilled to be out of the hospital, and I know you and Brad are thrilled. Just think...two surgeries down and only 1 to go. Yeah!!!

Tina said...

That's fantastic!! Looks like Greg and I got to the hospital just in time to visit before you guys were sent home. :) I am so happy you guys are home. Let's get together for dinner as soon as Cain has been given the ok. Brad, Catherine and Cain, all of you are so strong and make such a beauitful, happy family. I hope we can hang out more soon, like we used to. Let us know if we can help you with anything.

clairedf said...

Brad and Catherine -- Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Praise the Lord!!! I bet you're sleeping good now.....in your own bed!

Cain, Way to go, buddy! We knew you could do it. You're a tough little tiger.

Love,
Kyle, Claire, and Edie