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Posted 2017-08-29T06:17:15Z

August 28, 2017

Jayla's Prayer Warriors,

Jayla had her surgery this morning and everything went well. She was very brave and they removed her hemo catheter.

She had quite the time coming out of anesthesia, as she was reintroduced to some of the medications she had just gotten out of her system. The strong medicines she has just been weaned off of. Slowly but surely, she started feeling better and was ready to eat lunch. ;)

Physical therapy and occupational therapy teams had sessions with her and she was very willing to get right in there and do all that they asked, even though it was just 2-3 hours after her procedure.

So....instead of typing this from the glow of the hospital monitors and the sounds of a busy hospital, our doctors decided to discharge us from the hospital this evening! Yes, we are HOME! It has been so long since we have been home. We said our goodbyes at the hospital, as everyone loved to see Jayla and her orneriness and beautiful smile. 

Jayla will not be going back to school right away. We have to let her body recover. Her immune system is weak and we need to protect her from any illnesses. Any sickness could be very difficult and we don't want to take any chances.

I will continue to update this post as we try to get back into life here again.

Thank you so much for your prayers today. We feel that God has been hearing our prayers and we are so glad that sweet Jayla is feeling better. It has been a big day and a long ride home for her. She had her first breath of fresh air in quite a while, outside of the hospital on the way to get our vehicle, and she was so happy. 

It's hard to believe that Jayla would be released on the same day as her procedure, but she is so tough and could not wait to get back home. And she does not complain. Tough, she is so tough.

Have a good one guys, and thank you for thinking of Jayla. She's so happy to be back in her own bed tonight. 馃槈 #JaylaStrong 馃挭馃拋

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Comments (43)

  • Ashley Snyder
    Ashley Snyder

    Praise the Lord! Such wonderful news! What a strong girl Jayla is! Thank you Jesus for hearing our prayers and healing her.

    2 years agoReply
  • Angie Kramer
    Angie Kramer

    Great news. We will continue to pray that she has her complete strength back soon and will be able to go to school soon.

    2 years agoReply
  • Michaela Schultejans
    Michaela Schultejans

    What a tough kiddo she is and OMG!!!! Sooooo thankful she is HOME!!!!! Hope all 5 of you had a good night's sleep in your own house & in your own beds!!! Bet it didn't take long to crash last night!!!! What a relief!!! Prayers continue that the healing & recovery continues to go well!! 😊🎉🙌🏻 Hugs & prayers!!!!! Yay Jayla!!!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Jennifer Rohlmeier
    Jennifer Rohlmeier

    Praise to Jesus. I am so happy for you all.

    2 years agoReply
  • Elaine Hageman
    Elaine Hageman

    Oh my, how awesome! Hope you all got some sleep in your own beds. Praying for continued recovery for Jayla!

    2 years agoReply
  • Bonnie Ridenour
    Bonnie Ridenour

    Awesome news!!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Carla Meyer
    Carla Meyer

    That is wonderful news!! Praying she continues to heal! Looking forward to having her back at school!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Wendy Roever
    Wendy Roever

    Oh that is such great news!! Welcome back home! Continuing to pray for her!

    2 years agoReply
  • Brandy Weber
    Brandy Weber

    Praise the Lord!!! This has made my whole day! Enjoy being at home! If you need anything please let us know.

    2 years agoReply
  • Alison Steinlage
    Alison Steinlage

    That's great! Glad you are finally home. We will continue to pray for Jayla so she can get back to school and her friends soon.

    2 years agoReply
  • Sheryl Heinen
    Sheryl Heinen

    Great news!

    2 years agoReply
  • Tammy Schmitz
    Tammy Schmitz

    This is wonderful news!! May you all enjoy your own beds and your entire family being under one roof!! Get some rest!! Thanking the Lord for his perfect his perfect healing!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Wendy Fleagle
    Wendy Fleagle

    I am crying with happiness and joy!!! What a true statement of how powerful prayer truly is! Love you all so much and am so very happy you are all finally home!!! #JaylaStrong

    2 years agoReply
  • Deb Schmitz
    Deb Schmitz

    GREAT NEWS! Can't wait to see her back at school!

    2 years agoReply
  • Kim Streeter
    Kim Streeter

    Yay!!! We are so so happy that Jayla is home!!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Amy Beck
    Amy Beck

    What a blessing!

    2 years agoReply
  • Brian Hartter
    Brian Hartter

    Glad to hear it and so much to reflect on and be thankful for. Hopefully she gets back to strength soon.

    2 years agoReply
  • Shirley Claas
    Shirley Claas

    Wonderful news! Hope anchors the soul!!!!Home is the best!! Now just sleep & continue to get better!!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Tonya Bolte
    Tonya Bolte

    So glad you all got to go home finally yesterday! Hope our guy gets to take his wagon ride out of here today as well. I'm glad God let our paths cross even though the situation was awful. It's nice to have someone that gets what we've been through. God bless you all! Miss Jayla you keep being tough girlie. You are the toughest 6 year old girl I know!

    2 years agoReply
  • Tonya Bolte
    Tonya Bolte

    So glad you all got to go home finally yesterday! Hope our guy gets to take his wagon ride out of here today as well. I'm glad God let our paths cross even though the situation was awful. It's nice to have someone that gets what we've been through. God bless you all! Miss Jayla you keep being tough girlie. You are the toughest 6 year old girl I know!

    2 years agoReply
  • Judy Strathman
    Judy Strathman

    Praise God , He is so good ! Home is the very best medicine , hopefully everything falls into place and you will have some normalcy in your lives once again !

    2 years agoReply
  • Judie Huber
    Judie Huber

    Wonderful news!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Leah Hermesch
    Leah Hermesch

    God is SO good!!! We are thrilled for Jayla and your family, home is a great place to heal 鉂わ笍 Continued prayers and well wishes for a full recovery now in the comfort of your home!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Megan Olberding
    Megan Olberding

    So happy she is home! Continued prayers for her recovery!

    2 years agoReply
  • Katie hamby
    Katie hamby

    So happy for you!! Home never looks and feels so good until u leave the hospital!!! Stay strong Jayla you will do amazing thinga in thia life!!!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Amy Sudbeck
    Amy Sudbeck

    Home is an amazing feeling. Welcome home sweet Jayla. Seneca has missed you. :) 鉂わ笍

    2 years agoReply
  • Carol Nolte
    Carol Nolte

    That is such great news!! 😁

    2 years agoReply
  • Judy Schmelzle
    Judy Schmelzle

    God answers prayers. God is faithful!

    2 years agoReply
  • Dee Hudgens
    Dee Hudgens

    Praise God. Keep us posted. I know you and Jeremy are as happy as she is to "Be Home."

    2 years agoReply
  • Susan Broxterman
    Susan Broxterman

    Sooo sooo HAPPY for Jayla! Praying she will continue to get better and better. So she will be able to start her first day of school this year. And yes, we want photos of that day.

    2 years agoReply
  • Karla kramer
    Karla kramer

    Amen to that! I bet it's SOOO nice to be in your own bed again! I'm sure Tyler and Jacob were happy to see all of you and likewise! Keep getting stronger Miss Jayla!

    2 years agoReply
  • Lois Boehmer
    Lois Boehmer

    God is good. Watched over tough Jayla. So happy you are HOME.

    2 years agoReply
  • Donna Fritz
    Donna Fritz

    Praise Jesus. He is good I bet Jayla will not think that home is the best place right now. I bet mom will think her bed will feel good .I know daddy Tyler and Jacob will be glad to. See you both love you all I am so glad Jayla gets to go home

    2 years agoReply
  • Stephanie Sanderson
    Stephanie Sanderson

    AWESOME news!!!! Gave me chills 鉂 Hope you enjoyed your beds and we will continue praying for her recovery. Love you all!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Richard Engelken
    Richard Engelken

    Awesome news! Nothing beats the comforts of being in your own home. So happy for you all. Now for some bro and sis time. I'm sure they missed her terribly.

    2 years agoReply
  • JoAnn Ronnebaum
    JoAnn Ronnebaum

    Such good news! Bet it never felt so good to be back home. Jayla is one tough cookie! Keep it up Jayla!

    2 years agoReply
  • Candice Schmitz
    Candice Schmitz

    Thank God you're home! You'll all be able to get a little rest!

    2 years agoReply
  • Linda Polson
    Linda Polson

    Praise God for His healing! We certainly know how great it is to come home and how terrifying it is as well. Let her heal in her own home in her own time. Nothing is more important than your health aside from knowing Jesus.

    2 years agoReply
  • Theresa Sudbeck
    Theresa Sudbeck

    So happy to hear Jayla is recovering and is resting at home!! Keeping you all in our prayers!! 鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍

    2 years agoReply
  • Jenny Heiman
    Jenny Heiman

    This is wonderful news! There is no place like home! Rest up Jayla so you can get back to school and pick on your teachers a little bit. :) Just kidding! Take care!

    2 years agoReply
  • Bilan Evans
    Bilan Evans

    So happy that you are back home. Praise Jesus for keep healing jayla

    2 years agoReply
  • Debby Fischer
    Debby Fischer

    So glad to hear she is doing well and home!!! Home is the best place to heal!!! God and prayers are awesome!!!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Jason Holthaus
    Jason Holthaus

    Such wonderful news. Jayla and your family have been in our prayers daily. God Bless. Jason Holthaus

    2 years agoReply