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    Update Thirteen

    June 29, 2009 by Brandy Vencel

    Welcome Home

    in our email inbox
    when we returned home

    I have been so busy the past couple days that I forgot to post the good news anywhere other than Twitter. I figure this is better late than never:

    6/26/09
    Dear Family and Friends,

    Well, around 4pm today, I drove my love home from the hospital! Soon after, three of our four children arrived home to greet their father. Actually, the 10-month-old was more interested in eating an avocado, but you get the general idea.

    We are doing okay tonight. Children are sleeping in their beds, the ducks are fed, and the kitchen is fairly clean. Not bad for such a big day.

    We’ve had a couple bumps in the road today. One is that our two-year-old was unable to come home from her grandparents’ due to vomiting. We cannot risk exposing Si to a new bug in his weakened state, but I am heartbroken not to have her here this evening. Please pray for her quick healing.

    Our other bump had to do with Si’s take-home anti-seizure meds. Apparently, the physician who wrote the prescription doesn’t have authority to do so for our insurance, and so our insurance refused to cover the prescriptions, even though it is a generic version of the exact same medicine he had been given in the hospital. So pray for me on Monday when I try to work this out. I couldn’t afford to fill the whole prescription, so I filled it through Tuesday in hopes of insurance assistance by then.

    The bumps from yesterday are already smoothed out. Plasmapheresis is covered outpatient, and we will be able to do therapy at a location close to home. And logistics with driving Si to his various appointments is starting to come together as family and friends volunteer to watch children or drive my husband places. God once again is smoothing our way.

    Tonight is not the last of my updates, I’m sure, but I am going to be less frequent. My husband is home, and if I wrote to you tomorrow, I am sure you would all be bored out of your minds! But I will check in soon and let you know how we are doing with the Long Haul. God has been good to us and I have a sneaking suspicion that we are going to be just fine.

    Love to you all,
    Brandy

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    3 Comments

  • Reply Ellen June 30, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I am so glad he’s home, Brandy. I wish I could’ve been there to bring you a meal. Or share with you some of the many meals that have been brought to me with our new little one. It is a wonderful thing to see the body of Christ in action… and its humbling, too. I’ll continue to pray for a speedy recovery and a sweet time for everyone at home.

  • Reply Emily June 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Continuing to pray here for you all.

  • Reply Willa June 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That’s great news!!!! Thank you for so consistently updating through all that was going on in your lives. I will keep praying for a peaceful transition time and for full recovery for Josiah.

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