Friday, July 8, 2011

First Night Home

 Well Erin was brought home last night at about 6:30. It was a hectic day with running all over town multiple times picking up prescriptions, meeting with the hospital, and picking up last minute items for Erin. It was a bustle of activity and I can say that, while bittersweet it did feel good to have her cross the threshold into the house we have built into a home. The next few days will be learning Erin's routine and combining it with mine. Hopefully I can become a little more proficient at the whole turning, changing, feeding thing that will happen all throughout the night. Last night went pretty well I think for my first solo gig.
Here is a picture of me cutting off those cursed bracelets Erin has had on for the last 4 months, I don't know if they bothered her but they drove me batty.

15 comments:

  1. Welcome home Erin! Dustyn~ I am constantly inspired by you. You are such a great man and husband. I am continuing to pray for you, Erin, and your families.
    Leslie (Hoffmann) Lewis

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  2. Dustyn, you are a very strong young man and we are so proud of you. Even though we are far away we are actually with you and Erin every step of the way, we only wish we were closer so we could lend a hand. We all admire how you have handled this curve in you and Erin's life
    and will never give up hope to see both of you
    once again visiting your family in Canada. Love, Aunt Sandy xo

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  3. Praying for you....you can do this.

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  4. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

    I saw this quote this morning and couldn't help but think of both you and Erin. Erin, being loved by you gives her strength and you, loving her as you do, will give you the courage to walk down this road. You are not alone. Every moment of every day someone is thinking, praying and loving you both. You already have all the courage you need.

    With love, Aimee Peralta Redmann

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  5. Wonderful news! Welcome home Erin. I'd like to think that she knows she is home and is in great hands with you and all her family and friends. You guys are blessed with an abundance of love and friendship.

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  6. I've been following your blog for a few months now. I went to Chapelle with Erin for two years and I remember her as fun and vibrant. I admire how you are handling her care and pray for you both everyday. I am glad she was able to come home. Stay strong and carry on. Best!
    Shannon Thiele Gold

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  7. Amy's quote said it best. "Loving someone so deeply takes courage". Clearly you are the most courageous person I can think of. My families prayers are with you daily.

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  8. Hope this helps. Patio Drugs on Veterans Blvd. offers home delivery of prescription meds. This may help a little in the everyday hustle of getting things done.

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  9. Welcome Home Erin, Didn't want to come visit last night cause I figured there was alot going on. Will visit soon once you are settled. Dustyn you are such a trooper. Your love for Erin will help you get all the things in order needed to make this transition run smooth. Love yall
    Peggy

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  10. Welcome home Erin, stay strong Dustyn. We think of you both every day. Missing you tons.

    Shawn, Tracy, Tristin, Natalie and the boyd

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  11. You can do this Dustin,my love and prayers are with you'll and your family. May God bless you both. My love and prayers are with you,Linda Ray

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  12. Continued prayers for Erin, Dustyn, family and friends and all those keeping prayerful vigil for this sweet girl. God's blessings on you as you continue to watch over and take care of her. Being in the comfort and familiarity of her home and the love that fills it may be just what she needs!!

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  13. Dustyn,you are strong. Stronger than you ever knew you had to be or knew you could be. Tough times don't last, tough people do...sending you our love....The Shelby's.

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  14. Hi Dustyn, I am friends with Leslie (Hoffmann) Lewis & she was telling me that Erin has made it home. Even though I have never met you or Erin I feel like I know y'all. I check your blog to see how she is doing. Know that I am praying for her recovery & you for having the strength to quest forward. A minister once told me that the Lord doesn't give us anything that we can't handle. Sometimes I question that but know with prayers we can make it through challenging times ... VNC

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