It has been a while since we’ve updated, and Natalie has made a lot of progress. She came off of the ventilator on Wednesday evening (thankfully, she hated that tube in her throat), and was moved out of the ICU today. She’s now in recovery and being weaned off of the different sedatives and pain drugs they have her on.
It is a trying time for us. I had to fly back yesterday, and it is really hard to be away from the two gals. But, I also have to work, so we made the decision to have me fly back. Fortunately, Heidi’s mom, Barb, was able to fly out to be with Natalie and Heidi while I’m gone. We’re very grateful that she was willing to do that, I’ll have to quit telling all those mother-in-law jokes. I’ll fly back out on Friday (like there wasn’t enough reason to look forward to the weekend), and hopefully by the time I fly back home next Monday, the gals will be close to coming home.
There really isn’t a whole lot else to update. Natalie gets stronger every day, and we continue to be amazed at how strong she’s been through all of this. We’re thankful for the continued prayers, and hopefully we’ll all be home together soon.