Sunday Homestead Update – Concrete Jungle to Mountain Homestead

We spent this last week in the concrete jungle of the pediatric hospital in Denver. Don’t get me wrong, it is a wonderful hospital with wonderful staff and so many services and resources for families….but it is a far cry from my isolated little mountain homestead. So so so many people. Constantly in and out of your space. No good sleep. Trying to manage things back at home from afar. And the biggest of all…the stress and concerns of caring for your sick child. It has been rough.

Mr. Smiles had a very big surgery last week. Like 7.5 hrs long, 3 surgeons – BIG. The main part of it was a rare surgery they only perform about 1-2 times a year. But, Praise the Lord, it went much much better than anyone predicted. They were able to do it all laparascopically (which was unexpected), thus decreasing infection risk and speeding up recovery time. And we are all hopeful that this will be Mr. Smiles’ last surgery and this will fix his medical issues longterm and give him a good quality of life. We were expecting about a 7-10 day hospital stay following surgery, with the potential for up to 3 weeks if there were unforseen complications. We were amazingly blessed to only need to stay 5 days in the hospital.

It felt amazing to be back at our little farm. All was well here – the kids and our friend had taken excellent care of everything.

Happy to be back home on the homestead this Sunday.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Homestead Update – Concrete Jungle to Mountain Homestead

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I pray for complete healing and recovery for your sick child,the stress be minimal and you’ll be home very soon enjoying life at your mountain homestead together once more β€πŸ’‹πŸ™

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  2. My daughter went through 20 surgeries in the first 20 years of her life. All were done at Shriners Hospital in SLC, UT. Childrens in Denver was where we had to go every year for the physical check ups. In about the 5th year they started doing tele-med which was a ton faster and easier (I remember packing food and activities for our “check-up” days as they would start at 6:30am and sometimes went till after 7pm=depended on the number of kids needing to be looked at. They came from NE, WY, KS, CO and even as far as ND & SD). Glad your little one is doing well. My daughter is now 34 with a child of her own and doing well.

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