Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Daily Dose, Wednesday June 3

Heading off to the airport

Hope settled into her new bed

Today was a very big day for Hope. She made the big trip from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids. The day started out bright and early. At 7 am the transport team arrived and helped Hope get settled into a nice warm traveling bed. They sped off to the airport where Hope got on an airplane and took the second flight of her life. She thought the flying was fun until the plane hit some turbulence. At that point Hope wasn't having fun any more and the nurses taking care of her on the plane had to give her a little bit of Ativan to calm her down. After that she slept the rest of the way to Grand Rapids.

Once in Grand Rapids Hope quickly got settled into her new bed. She likes her new surroundings very much, there is lots of room for her and there is a window so she can get some natural light. Hope didn't get a lot of time to relax after she got settled in. She had lots of visitors (mainly really nice doctors) coming to check on her and to meet her. Hope met 2 neonatologists, the pulmonologist and his physicians assistant, the social worker, the discharge planner, the opthalmologists nurse, the physical therapist and many other important people. One person she was even happier to meet though was Caitlin. Hope likes Caitlin and thinks they will be very good friends.


  1. Glad the trip went well and Hope is all settled in. I hope to see all of you soon!

    Welcome back to Michigan!!
    Carol Z.

  2. That is sooo awesome. Let me know when I can come and visit. It's just a quick walk up the hill from work!

    Love ya!

    Jesse Mae

  3. Welcome to Michigan Hope! I understand your in-flight gitters....I sometimes need to fly medicated, too. And welcome home Andrew and Sarah! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon ...

    Always in our prayers...
    The Weidens

  4. Glad to hear you are all safe and sound. Wow I've only flown twice in my life much less in a year!
    Let us know if you need anything!! It's actually closer to you now than in Indy.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers as always.
    The Dillers

  5. Glad you made it safely my little Hope!! I miss you lots and can´t wait to see you in Grand Rapids when I get back. Keep up the good social life!
    Aunt Em