Friday, September 10, 2010

5 Years Ago Today

5 years ago today at 6:30 pm we almost lost Emma. We got the news that she had coded and was fighting hard to survive. It was the hardest day of our lives as Mark and I sat there praying for signs of a heartbeat to show up on Emma's hospital monitor. The entire NICU at CHOC Children's at Mission worked intensely and they hurried around fighting hard to save her. We were all crying as we waited and prayed. God provided a miracle that night. A miracle that we will never forget. Today we celebrate that our daughter is alive and thriving.
Today on this anniversary God provided another miracle, as Emma rode the school bus to and from school ALL BY HERSELF. Here are a few pictures.
Today reminds us that our lives are fragile and in God's hands.

The day after Emma's code.
Hooked up to the oscillator vent with chest tubes from the pneumothoraxes.

Waiting for the Bus
What a big girl...

The bus is here!!!

All buckled up and ready to go.
Bye Mom!

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