It's Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. Chloe moved this morning to general care from the ICU. She continues to do well. She got several lines removed before she left the ICU, so there are fewer wires and tubes coming and going from her. Her numbers still look good, and she impressed the nurses by walking to the bathroom. Her rash is coming back a little bit on her legs but doesn't seem to bother her. In fact, she is such a good patient, her nurse told the brand new nurse that is helping her not to get used to having patients like this; they are usually more uncooperative!
Getting an IV removed before she leaves ICU.
Sleeping peacefully in her new location on the general floor.
Sometimes we wonder why Chloe has to go through this. We know He has a purpose for her, but when she is suffering it is hard to see the point of it. But just in these past few days, God has already put people in our path whom we have been able to talk to, share stories with, and pray for. When Chloe is ready, we will tell her how God was able to use her during this surgery time to reflect His love, even while she was not awake. God placed a single mom in our path and parents whose daughter is the same age as Chloe and having her second surgery too. We are praying for their children. Watching Chloe go through this is giving us strength to do whatever work God has in store for us and Chloe.