Is approximately the number of hours that Olivia's been a patient of Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital...as of her discharge tomorrow. Discharge, a little over three weeks from her admission for a new heart, wait for a new heart, transplant and recovery all in 24 days. To say that it's been anything short of a miracle is an understatement. This has all been miraculous. All of Olivia's experiences from our appointment with our beloved cardiologist at Hope to where she is today, could have all been so different if anyone would have hesitated an hour this way or that way along the way.
Olivia's mood tonight is much improved, I think she senses that everyone's excited and happy and she's caught on. Tonight is my night to track vitals and do the 24 hour unsupervised (supervised) care. They are tweaking a dose of her anti-rejection meds to bring her immune system levels to a safer range which means Miss Liv will have to go back to a liquid med for a little while. But better to fight that battle of the liquid med than knock out her immune system even more.
Tomorrow's the big move to the Ronald McDonald House and Liv's first transplant clinic appointment is this Friday. I can only hope that the move to a more lax environment does her little body and soul some good. Thank you all so much for everything along the way. The well wishes, cheerleading, gift bags, cards, prayers, truly it has been overwhelming in such an amazingly positive way.