Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa had helpers last night....

And they drove a big blue truck.

Riley was safely delivered to NHRMC at 12:17am last night (I know the exact time cause of the picture I took) by DUKE LifeFlight. They pulled a team from Smithfield to get him him home for Christmas. He slept the entire way, and truly received a heroes welcome when we walked in the NICU. It was overwhelming. Once in there, he threw the biggest fit I have ever seen him do in my life. Turns out, they stopped his feeds for the ride and he wanted them back NOW.

Travis was released from the hospital this morning under the promise he would DRINK lots. He's doing great and is SO happy to be out of there. He was a real trooper the entire time, and only "lost it" once. I have never been more proud of him.

Pictures later. I have been trying to post this since about 3am this morning and it wouldn't go through from my phone and I couldn't log on via computer.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How Wonderful, Riley is back home!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!!! What a great gift, to have both of your boys together, finally. It has been a rough few days for you guys. I am so thrilled that everything worked out for you. There are some very special people in this world, and you found that out first hand early this morning. Yes Lindsey!, there is a Santa Claus, and he can work magic. Enjoy your day with Travis and Riley, and I am looking forward to seeing the pictures later.
Hugs and Blessings to you all, on this very special "homecoming"
Dale and family XOXOXO

michelle said...

I have been hoping to read this news! What a great gift for Christmas! I am sure you will always be forever greatful for the Duke Lifeflight team. I hope that you all found a way to have a very Merry Christmas!

KT said...

So glad you are back together for Christmas. Prayers for healing, strength and grace for your family on this day.

Having a child in the hospital during the holidays puts a whole new meaning on "I'll Be Home for Christmas"; it became our anthem last year! Hope you are all in your home together soon.

Katie

Anonymous said...

this is such a blessing it truely makes us all smile to know that all of you are together for Christmas. God is so good.May there be many more days like this for your family. A answered pray.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Doris
Bobby and Melody,Daniel

Anonymous said...

As I have said before, Happy Moments, Thanks be to God. So glad you all can be together to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ. Baby Riley, keep up the good fight. Hugs to Travis for being such a sweet boy during his hospital stay. Love and Blessings, Pauline

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Baby Riley !!! What a wonderful Christmas present for Mom, Dad and Family. So glad to hear the news . Travis what a trooper you've been through all this Im sure Santa left something just for you .... and make sure to keep drinking .... May God continue to bless your family !!!
Praying the new year will bring you many more blessings .......

Love Janna Watson

Cindy said...

Wow their truly is Christmas miracles! Thank goodness! What a great way to end the day knowing that at least Travis is home and Riley is one step closer!

Anonymous said...

Feel better Travis...drink lots of Gatorade & eat popsicles. I am so glad Riley made it home for Christmas!

Alice

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