Thank you for all of your prayers...God told the doctor to let her come home!!! It was a huge surprise when my mom, mother-in-law, and I arrived at Egleston this morning with a cooler FULL of breast milk (the night nurse said they needed more) and we were told that Lainey was going home!!! I know the doctor did not make the decision to send her home on her own...it had to be God being pressured by everyone's prayers! Since this was an unexpected turn of events, we did not have her car seat, diaper bag, going home outfit, or her dad. Discharging from the hospital tends to take forever, therefore Sid was able to drop our boys off with Papa and head down to Egleston to pick up his girls! After several pages of instructions, 4 prescriptions, 3 doctors appointments, and visits from 6 different people who have taken care of Lainey with instructions of their own, at 4:00 we were finally walking out the NICU doors ~ Lainey's home for the past 25 days! Although getting home was rough due to the traffic and not one pharmacy in Gainesville having the enzymes she needs before each meal due to her Cystic Fibrosis ~ we finally made it! We know it won't be easy with the many trips to the doctors at Egleston as well as to the pharmacy for the 240 enzymes pills she needs each month, but we are thrilled to be home ~ all 5 of us! Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers. Please keep them coming ~ Lainey's Cystic Fibrosis is a lifelong disease. We would love for everyone to meet her, so look for us out and about in town, or give us a call and come visit!
DeAnn, Sid, Logan, Liam, and LAINEY Smithson
P.S. Lainey will already be a month old on Friday ~ times flies even when you are not having fun!!