Journal entry by Tiffany-Jerad Norman

We made it home last night around 8:45 and it was so good to be home.  Jaden had a very comfortable ride home and had a good night last night.  Apparently being home is what he needed to get better. It really is true that there is no place like home 🙌  He still gets pretty tired but is smiling, laughing and being himself again! He has had quite a bit of company today and is wiped out but it's a good wiped out 😀.  Jaden will be pretty tired for 2 weeks and should slowly gain energy over the next 6 weeks.  He does have a little fluid on his left lung but they are not too concerned about it and expect it to take care of itself in the next week with the help of some Lasix.  We will get a repeat chest x-ray at his follow up appt with his PCP or cardiologist. We have made it all day on 1 pain pill along with Tylenol and Ibuprofen.  Jaden is pretty sure there is no way he is going to miss the beef show at the Poweshiek county fair so we plan on bringing him until he tires out (with permission from the cardiologist).  We can't thank everyone enough for the prayers and support over the last week.  Things could not have went any better and we give God the glory for that.  I will end this post with the scripture that God gave to Jaden before he went into surgery ……. Jeremiah 29:11-12 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray, I will listen"

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