Monday, April 28, 2008

The End is in Sight :)

He had another good night and has been awake for 2 hours and is semi-content. Our plan is to start getting everything in order for discharge on Wednesday afternoon. We have ordered more of the venting g-tube bags so hopefully they will arrive by Wednesday. The ear surgeon came by and said everything looks good so we are clear to turn on the cochlear implant. We will meet with the audiologist on Wed for the programming. We are also having the eye doc come check out his vision before we leave so we know where we stand. We are excited to finally have a discharge date!!!

43 comments:

Ginny said...

WOW!! So excited for you! You know your new neighbors are ready whenever to help (even if that is not for quite some time while you figure out your new normal)in whatever way!!! We'll keep praying Charlie keeps doing well and there will be no new surprises to mess with the plan! CONGRATS!

Anonymous said...

HURRAYY!!!!!!!!!
GO CHARLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's great. Happy Birthday Charlie, you get to go home! We love you buddy and wish you the best. Don't let anything interfere with the plan!

Anonymous said...

The best news ever!!! We are so excited for your family and especially Charlie. We love you! Love the Paddocks!

Terry, Lacie and Ella said...

WAHOO!!!!

StakerSensations said...

that is incredible...he has progressed so much and I am sure once he gets into his home with his family things will rapidly increase! We all feel better at home!

Shani said...

Just in time for your first birthday Charlie! Yahoo!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wahoo Charlie. Time to go home! I am sure it is going to be scary at first but so wonderful to take care of Little Charlie in the comforts of your new home. We hope and pray that all goes well with his vision tests. Good Luck little guy.

Kelly said...

Congratulations on finally having the end of the hospital stay in sight! Charlie is looking so well. Glad to hear that the implant will be turned on, the venting is going well, the foods are being processed, and that you finally can take that precious little boy home! GO CHARLIE!!

Aimee Hardy said...

That's wonderful. Congratulations! We've recently discovered that we may be spending a fair amount of time at PCMC in upcoming months so I'm sure we'll be giving you a call for some Survival Tips. Thanks for your strength and good example.

Anonymous said...

YEA CHARLIE!!!! Congrats on going home. Happy birthday to you little guy. Keep up the good work.

Trish said...

What fantastic news! I', excited for you all to be home together as a family in your new house of love. Also hope to come see you all soon!
Love you...

Tammy said...

HOORAY...I hope that things continue to be smooth for you guys. Going home is scary, but it gets easier hour by hour, day by day. Also, Happy Birthday Charlie!!!! See if he will try some cake and chocolate frosting. Just use it as a learning tool....

Anonymous said...

I would like to add my congrats to the whole Christensen family. You are all a survivor in you own way. Lil Charlie gets to go to his new bedroom & continue to show everyone his determined recovery scheme. He is truly an amazing almost one year old. Thanks for sharing your life with all us strangers who feel like family....We send our love & prayers.....Karen van
P.S. Brandon & Jamie Turman had a baby girl, Brooke, yesterday April
27th. All are doing fine.

Anonymous said...

I would like to add my congrats to the whole Christensen family. You are all a survivor in you own way. Lil Charlie gets to go to his new bedroom & continue to show everyone his determined recovery scheme. He is truly an amazing almost one year old. Thanks for sharing your life with all us strangers who feel like family....We send our love & prayers.....Karen van
P.S. Brandon & Jamie Turman had a baby girl, Brooke, yesterday April
27th. All are doing fine.

The Cronkhite's said...

I love reading the posts, it's the first thing I do in the morning. (hope you don't mind) Even tho we don't know you, Charlie has found a place in our hearts. We wish him the very best and our prayers are with him and your family. By the look of things, prayers are being answered. He is an amazing kid that has a lot to overcome, but I have no doubt that that's just what he'll do.
The Cronkhite's

Kristin said...

I would just like to echo Ginny's sentiments. We are so excited for you and ready to help in whatever way you need (even give Britt a place to play if you could use a break) whenever you need it. I know you have family and everything, but I also know from personal experience that it's nice to give them a break sometimes too.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't be more happy for you!!!! Way to go Charlie!

Love,
Jamie

Anonymous said...

YEAH !!! YEAH!!!! YEAH!! Best of luck with it all !!!!!!!!!!!

Bennetts said...

How wonderful to be headed home! That's great! I hope things go as planned and that you are out of there on Wednesday.

Dave and Annamarie Nielson said...

Yipee,GOOD LUCK!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you all. Still get teary eyed reading these kind of posts after these few months. Happy Birthday Charlie!

Anonymous said...

way to go charlie! there's no place like home :) can't wait to read all about it!
-your biggest fans in orem, utah

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of a line from the musical, "The Wiz". It says, "When I think of home, I think of a place where there is love overflowing". I know your home will be filled with love as you bring little Charlie home.
So many prayers are being answered! Way to go!!!!
Connie

Kim :) said...

Loud and raucous applause from Provo! We love you!

linds said...

great job charlie. keep on fighting!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations adorable Charlie and family. You are in our prayers for a continued recovery and joyful transition to your new home.
Your spirit has captivated our souls and we pray for your further improvement and healing.
Your fans in Spanish Fork.

pirate ride said...

Congrats to you Charlie!!! And your whole famliy

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! Yeah Charlie! He looks fabulous in his most recent pictures. I'm so happy for you family.

Meg'n'Josh said...

We are so excited for you guys to be able to take Charlie home!! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers...good luck with the tests these next few days.
Love, the Butlers

Kiplyn said...

I AM SO GLAD FOR YOU ALL!!! WE MISS YOU LOTS

Pearl Jammer said...

Party at Charlies!!!!!!

Kristine said...

I'm so glad to hear that you'll all be going home soon! Going home with Katie was a very exciting AND scary time for us. Although, after a few days we were able to adjust and it was wonderful!

Thinking of you and Charlie.

Kristine

The Woolstenhulme Family said...

YEAH! You will make it home for your birthday. I am so proud of you. Best wishes. You are such an amazing kiddo!

Jody Knapp said...

Wow you guys. This is wonderful news!! We are so happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

When is Charlies one year birthday? I am praying for him lots and truly hope that he will be home very soon to play with Britty. Rob and Angel, you are doing a terrific job handeling all of this stress!!! You deserve something special- for your little boy to be home very soon!!!!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!!! That is such wonderful news. We are all so happy for you. We will keep you in our prayers as we all know that going home doesn't end the worry and struggles. Keep up your faith, keep your friends and family close and hold that special little boy as much as you can.

With warm thoughts,
Friends in Erie, PA

kimsuecamp said...

I am so happy to hear your day is finally going to arrive. Scarey but so much easier at home. Know that prayers will continue for all of you and you have brought a lot for people in this blog community.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Charlie!! It's early I know,but you are going home tomorrow! Hopefully, You'll get everything you need and want like toys and great things to play with. I know Mom,Dad, Britty,Grandma Cheryl, Grandma Kathi and Grandpa Barlow and all wholove you have gotten their special wishes. I love you ,too Charlie and I am cheering you on all the way from Montana! Shyla

Matchbox Mom said...

HOORAY FOR CHARLIE!!! You are such a sweet angel!!!

corrychronicles said...

I was so happy to and your blog and see there might be an end in sight for you guys--YEAH!!! You have been through a lot with Charlie and I am sure you have become stronger because of it. I am so glad that you have shared your story for all of us to grow from. Good luch at home you will continue to be in our prayers, and Happy Birthday to Charlie.
Love
MaryJean Corry

Megan said...

Yay! I am so excited you finally get to go home!! There really is no place like home.


You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Roxey said...

Happy Days! Perfect timing for the big B-day on Saturday!! Love you so much!
Rox