Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Homeward Bound!

This morning the Dr's told me during their rounds that we are ready to go home and being discharged on Friday.

Nayeli was sleeping in my arms and Shane had just left to get us breakfast. I wanted to scream and I had tears of happiness. I can't believe that our little girl is coming home with us. June 4th was the day we found out about Nayeli being diagnosed with CDH. From that day on we prayed to God to give us the strength each day to get us through this CDH battle. Our prayers have been answered and we are so grateful and thankful. We know miracles DO HAPPEN. Holding our baby girl in our arms is the best feeling we have ever had. She is truly a miracle. When we thought there were days we couldn't go on we prayed and didn't give up faith in God.

The Dr's. said that the x-ray from yesterday came back and there was no fluid in Nayeli's lungs and there is a just a little fluid in her chest between her left lung and heart that they are not worried about (normal for the space in her chest). They told me that it looks like it's going away on it's own. I was so happy to hear that and couldn't wait to tell Shane. Nayeli's left eye cleared up and looks great today also. The Lord truly does make miracles happen.

I called up my dad who is staying at our house and watching our dogs and cat. I told him the good news and he is bringing Nayeli's car seat tommorow that we got for her from our baby shower gift money. We are so excited!

Nayeli had a good day today. She got fussy at around 5pm. We gave her a bath and Shane held her and that calmed her down. She is daddy's little girl!

God always finds a way to remind us of his strength and presence among us. As we have mentioned before, we believe the only one that could have blessed us with this miracle is the Lord. With that, this is one of our many favorite versus in the bible, and is a good description of how blessed we are and feel!

Chronicles 16:8
Give praise to the Lord and CALL on his name
Make known among the nations WHAT HE HAS DONE
Sing to him, sing praise to him
Tell of all his WONDERFUL ACTS
Glory in his holy name
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice
Look to the Lord and his STRENGTH
Seek his face ALWAYS
Remember the WONDERS he has done,
and the judgements he pronounced....
He is the Lord our God
and his judgements are in all the earth.


Cindy said...

YAY!!!! That's so awesome that she gets to go home!!!!

Nayeli looks so sweet in that last picture you posted.

Daria said...

I'm so happy for you and have tears of joy too. Sending many wishes for continued healing and blessings. xoxo

Tracy Meats said...

GOD IS WONDERFUL!! NAYELI IS A MIRACLE and that is just wonderful news you get to take that beautiful baby home very soon. She is going to love her nursery you have decorated for her. Tears of joy for you both and especially Nayeli!! You had an awesome day and it sounds like her test results were just fine. What a glorious day it will when you take your little girl home to her very own room and crib!

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Owain's mommy said...

Woohoo! I am so happy for the three of you finally you can be a family at home. Congratulations!!!


szrhands said...

We are so happy to hear of Nayeli's great news...sounds like everything is moving along well.... she is such a fighter! Congratulations Nelson Family!!
Jim & Dee

Anonymous said...

GOD IS GOOD!!!!!! YES! I knew it I knew it I knew it! I told you guys, huh? I had a feeling she was on the fast track! Congratulations and enjoy your home tomorrow. It's kind of surreal leaving the NICU and the room or space you've known for so long. Nayeli's nursery is so very cute I just know she's going to look all over and take it in! That's what John did when we were in his Alaskan nursery at last.

-Megan, mommy to John Michael

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you :-)

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy for the three of you.
ENJOY every moment being at home with your Princess Nayeli.

Sharon - Aussie Co-rep CHERUBS

Terri said...

SOOOOO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! This is such great news. Didn't I tell you? She is such a miracle! I am just sitting her at 5am smiling for her and you both. I'll tell Brian laster today. Wow this is awesome!


Anonymous said...

how truely awesome!!! god bless you and your baby girl! prayers still that all goes well

Anonymous said...

What GREAT news! We are so happy for all of guys have such strength. Nayeli looks beautiful in the photos!

Annie & Mike

Maxton's Parents said...

YAY!!! I am so excited for you guys. I know you have been waiting so patiently for this day. Nayeli is soooo beautiful. I'm sure the little wait til Friday will be hard but nothing compared to what you have already been through. I'll still be praying for you all and look forward to seeing pictures of Nayeli from HOME!!! :-)

Kathyb1960 said...


It won't even be a month since she was born! That is just too wonderful! Isn't God good! WOW!

And she looks wonderful in the picture! I will continue to pray for ya'll!

Kathy in West Texas

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! awesome update!!! we will continue to pray for all of you! cant wait to hear about her first night in her very OWN crib in her ROOM!!!! that is just amazing! she isnt even a full month,,, what a TRUE miracle

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! awesome update!!! we will continue to pray for all of you! cant wait to hear about her first night in her very OWN crib in her ROOM!!!! that is just amazing! she isnt even a full month,,, what a TRUE miracle

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

Hi Liz and Shane,

That is truly fantastic news! We are soo happy for you. Well done Nayeli! And well done to you two, your little baby girl is really lucky to have such wondeful parents!

Hugs from the UK,
Ingrid, Alex & Alina

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

The best news ever!!! We could not be happier for you guys and yes, God is wonderful. Nayeli has overcome so much and she is truley a miracle. Have a wonderful homecoming as a family of 3!!!

Jer, Jen, & Anthony Rocha

Gail said...

When you have a chance, look back to the beginning of your blog and you can see how far this wonderful baby has come..there may have been days that dragged by for you, but look at the miracle that has the name Nayeli. It was no accident that God gave her to you. He knew you would be strong enough to get through this and He tested your faith at times, but you passed His test. Nayeli is a very lucky girl. She is surrounded by two parents who adore her and she has a whole group of extended family and friends who pray for her every day. I am so happy for you all. You will now get to know what it feels like to be a family in the comfort of your own home! Love and continued prayers, Gail

Gail said...

Thessalonians 5:18 - "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God."
This verse talks about the power of faith and thanksgiving. It says that you must believe in God's will and should trust Him because only He knows what is good for you. Once you will start trusting his will you will give thanks for everything which happens.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What great news...and answer to prayer! The Lord has truly shown Himself through your beautiful daughter, and her recovery! Enjoy your time at home with her! (I don't think I put my baby girl down for months after we got her home!) I pray that she thrives at home, while staying healthy and growing strong!

Amanda Turner
San Antonio, TX

Fer said...

WONDERFUL news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHERUBS Mexican rep

The Bennett Family... said...

To God be the Glory! I'm so happy for y'all. Speaking from experience, PLEASE heed the words of advice from the docs about keeping your precious child secluded. The last thing you want is for her to catch an "innocent" cold and be right back in the hospital. We are sending you many prayers and enjoy this time.

God Bless,
Debbie Bennett

Amy Leonard said...

Phenomenal news - congratulations! Just because you get to go home, don't think for a minute that you don't need to update the blog anymore! I look forward to reading your entries and seeing Nayeli photos every day. Makes me feel like we are closer. We are so thrilled for you! Love, Amy & Jon & kids (your CO family)

Tricia said...

That is soooo incredible! I was just saying to my mom this morning that Nayeli would be home well before Thanksgiving! What an amazing Thanksgiving that will be! :) We truly have a ton to be thankful for, don't we? (This'll be C's first Thanksgiving, too! :) )

Jenna said...

YES! Home where she belongs! We are so happy for you!

Jenna & Will

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

WOO HOO!!! I am so excited that you guys are on your road to home!!! What great news!!!!

The pictures are beautiful. You all look great. Nayeli looks very content in mommy and daddy's arms. You guys have a true blessing and one of God's miralces. God chose you to be Nayeli's parents because He trusted you with her.

You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.


Danielle said...

YAY!!!!! I am so happy and I have tears of joy too! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Liz, I know nothing is for sure, but I always had this strong feeling things were going to work out in your favor. I do not know how to explain it, but you and I already talked about it. You do not know how happy I am for you now that you are able to be home where your family belongs. Now the real fun begins. I can hardly wait to be able to come over and visit. I will continue to pray. Nayeli is true love.