Sunday, July 1, 2012

Finally HOME!!!!!!!

After being gone for 34 days Jordan finally got to come home on Friday!!  What a blessing this was to all of us :)  The first thing she did when we arrived home was pet Oliver(her cat) & Hershey(the family lab)!  I don't know who was more excited, her or the animals!!  We have set her up a makeshift bedroom downstairs & she is loving it because she gets to be in the middle of all the excitement!  Yesterday I got to spend the day doing laundry, cleaning, & unpacking us for the last month!  I must say it felt good to be able to do ALL of those things!  Jordan also was excited about helping to do dishes, folding clothes, & putting things away!  Last night we made our first big trip out of the house to Walmart.  I was so proud of her because she pushed her travel wheelchair all the way from the car to the back of the "super" Walmart before she sat down. I was so proud of her & if the CH gang is reading this I know they are also smiling :)  Today we are just going to hang out, watch movies, & do some exercises! She would love to go swimming but she has to wait for the PICC line to be removed :(  hopefully sooner rather than later!

Our family can not say a big enough THANK YOU to everyone that has had a part in Jordan's care. First I want to thank GOD, with him all things are possible! Dr. Fraser, Dr. Stafford, Dr. Smith, Lath, & Lindsey~this was the amazing Neurosurgery team that was wonderful & took EXCELLENT care of Jordan. To all the RN's & CST's  @ UK 6th floor tower 2, I say thank you. To all of the Cardinal Hill Gang that became like family to us. Maria,Sandy, Brittany, Kathy, Heather, David, Molly, Robin, Kathy, Lisa, Bev, & all the other therapist that were always cheering Jordan on in the gym!  They were there to help with words of encouragement during the rough days & to pray with us when needed.  To Les & Tammy Jo that have known Jordan her whole life~well I love you both & I thank you!  Dr. Kennedy & Dr. Meek who are the best Infections disease guys in town!  We are greatly thankful for each & everyone of these people!  THANK YOU! Jordan is our miracle!

Now starts the part of outpatient rehab! There will be PT/OT 3xwk for about 8 weeks or more if needed. We are looking forward to working with the outpatient CH gang!  We also will be getting into ophthalmology soon to get the eyes evaluated so we can get see about the double vision & eye issues. The feeling on the right side seems to be getting slowly better :)  The left side of the face is still has a palsy but will hopefully correct in time. The goal is to be back into MSU come August!

Thanks for all the thoughts, prayers, cards, flowers, the dinners that were brought to us by friends, & the words of encouragement.  We thank each & everyone of you!  PRAY FOR JORDAN!


  1. Three Cheers for Jordan! You keep hitting those challenges head on and keep your dreams about August. We're rooting for you and expect you to make it. Katherine, thanks for the update I've been thinking about all of you this weekend. I know you are proud of Jordan but you and Taylor should be proud of yourselves as well as the rest of your immediate family.
    Love Uncle Jack and Mary Ann

  2. So happy that you all are home. We continue to pray and please know that our thoughts are with you. Best wishes as you start the next phase of care. God love you all.

    Toni & Ray

  3. We are so happy that you all are finally back in the comfort of your own home! Keep up the good work Jordan! We love you!
    Todd and Lear!