December 9, 2005:

11:30 am – Emma is coming off the ventilators now! The hospital just called. Wow! We’ve been hoping for this for so long, it didn’t seem like it was ever going to happen!

So, change of plans, we’ll be heading back down to Little Rock tomorrow morning. Emma will stay in PICU for at least 24 hours, then maybe a while longer in a general pediatric room. We don’t know exactly when she’ll be able to come home, but it should be soon!

5:30 pm – She is off the ventilator and doing fine. Sounds like she’ll be able to come home mid to late next week. I’m taking Miriam down to stay in Little Rock tomorrow morning. She’ll stay with Emma until it’s time for me to come back and pick them both up!