December 7, 2005:

7:00 pm – Just a note to let you know that Miriam and I have returned home for a few days to spend some time with Elise (who is THRILLED to home again!). Emma seems to be improving VERY slowly, so while she’s stable but mostly sleeping we thought we’d both come home for a little bit. At this point I’m planning on driving her back after church on Sunday (we’ve each been to church once in the last few months, and seperately at that) unless we get a call from the hospital.