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A Moment of Gratitude

A Moment of Gratitude

Well… We wanted to make sure everyone had an update on our family and especially the health of Kaydee. Word travelled fast this past week and we are actually grateful for the quick spreading of the word of our emergency situation. This past Wednesday, Kaydee was admitted to the Emergency Room near where we live in Spring Hill, TN. In short, she was admitted for an infection which resulted in a dangerously high temperature and great swelling in her left cheek, nose, and left ear. The swelling had the potential to negatively and permanently damage her eye or ear. Due to the severity of the infection, she was transferred to the ER in Nashville by ambulance to Vanderbilt. When she arrived at the Vanderbilt ER, Kaydee’s heart rate slowed to a dangerous level as a result of what we later found out was septic shock. She was then admitted into the Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt for which she stayed overnight for three nights. Well, several antibiotics, consults from a variety of physicians, multiple medicines later, Kaydee was released from the ICU and into primary care and then released finally to go home last evening, Saturday, April 13th. We received dozens and dozens of texts, phone calls, facebook messages, twitter DMs, etc. Those forms of communication reminded us just how much we have to be thankful for in times of emergency and times of questions. We are grateful for the support and care given to us by so many. We are grateful for visits from family to the hospital. We are grateful for grandparents who cared for our children during this time. Simply put, despite the setback and despite a future road to recovery which will require attention and focus, we are grateful.

The Magnificent Quito, Ecuador

The Magnificent Quito, Ecuador