12 July 2012

What a difference each day makes

John mentioned pictures would be coming soon...here are a few of our favorites. 
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?  I see Eddie laughing at me

 I'm a "dopter."

Rolling down the hill at the Wooden Boat Festival

Yesterday while visiting our beloved ICU, Nurse Kelly was telling the Docs that Eddie had "climbed right up in that chair."  I realized I don't think of such things as milestones anymore given that Eddie is able to do more every day.  I am getting to the point where I don't have to spot his every move, worrying he'll fall or not be strong enough to do things alone.  We're down to one page of meds, and Eddie kept his weight steady from his last clinic visit 2 weeks ago to yesterday.  I hope he is always glad, but in a way I look forward to the day when he doesn't look at me and say, "I'm glad to be at home, not at the hospital."  He still says that all on his own, every day.  Today he asked to see his "pump in the cabinet."  He likes to hold up his empty Berlin heart to his belly and match everything up. 

We love to visit Children's and see beloved friends, but we regret there are many who we haven't been able to hug or keep in touch with since Eddie left the hospital.  We'll find a way of tracking you down!  (or you could get in touch with us :-)  We don't want to lose you...you're part of our team.

Thanks to those who are still thinking of us and praying for us and taking the time to make things a little easier for us...we couldn't do this without you!


  1. Love these pictures so much! I am relieved lately when I check your blog to see that there have been no updates because I think that means everything is going well. I look forward to the Harper's living an uneventful life:) We are so happy to hear that Eddie is progressing and recovering so well. His beautiful smile speaks volumes. Love you guys!

  2. We are so happy to see that Eddie is doing so well. We still think about Eddie and your family all the time and were so happy to the latest post and see how good Eddie is recovering. We miss seeing you all at the hospital, we have been going to Bellevue for out appointments. Just letting you know we still think about you all and pray for you all as well.

    Becca and Meladee