Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jodi Gets to Go Home on Monday

Jodi's progress has been so significant the last few days, especially today, that all of the doctors agree she can go home tomorrow. The plan is for her to be released from the hospital sometime around mid-day. Jodi and Tolan are looking forward to a real "homecoming."

Jodi asked me to share with you the following, "Thank you so much for your amazing support and for your prayers and fasting over such a long period. I can't begin to tell you how much you mean to me and my family. I would be so grateful if you could please continue your prayers tonight so I can finally go home tomorrow! Even though I am getting out of the hospital, I know there is still a long recovery ahead, but with all your support, I know I can make it and I know my family will be okay too. I look forward, over the next few weeks and months, to expressing my personal appreciation to each of you! I love you all!"

We will continue to keep the blog updated for the rest of Jodi's journey. Thanks again to each of you!

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hurray Jodi!!!!!
Glad you're doing a little better!
Hope to see you at home soon!

Love,
Holly

Flints Facts said...

Jodi, I am so happy that you get to go home tomorrow, what a happy day!!! I am leaving for girls camp in the morning so I will check with you, and visit when I get home. Know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks again for being such a great example to me. Your faith through this has been amazing!!!
Love ya, Kelly

Anonymous said...

Very happy news!! It will be so nice to see you again soon. You're in my prayers tonight, for sure. Good luck tomorrow Jodi!!
Chase and Amber Mitchell

Anonymous said...

We look forward to your coming home!!!! We pray this time will be for real!
See you soon!
The Auriches

Anonymous said...

It's like "The Little Engine That Could" had to climb Mt. Everest and not just Mt. Timpanogos, but you've reached the top (finally-- like we knew you could and would)and are ready for full speed ahead home. This is exciting for all of us!!! YEAH!!! With love, Wendy T. and Lisa

Anonymous said...

HOO-RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today sounds like a FAN-TAS-TIC DAY!! You will continue to be in our prayers until you are 100%. Glad to hear that you will continue your blog! Your smile says it all!

Love,
Susan and Terry Judd

Evalyn said...

Jodi, I can't go to bed each night until I read your blog and remember you in my prayers. This has been a huge trial that you have had to face. It is obvious that you are a very special person because the trials you have endured have been given you as evidence of your Heavenly Father's love. Trials are given as blessings to His children. They are given as opportunities for growth. This trial has not only given you an opportunity for growth, but also the many, many people that have been helping you through this. You are a wonderful person and I feel very blessed to know you. May the Lord bless you to continue in your recovery. Love, Evalyn

Anonymous said...

Jodi, I am so excited I can hardly stand it. We will continue to pray for you and your family, and hopefully real soon you will be able to function as a "normal" person. I am so happy for you, Tolan, and your children. You have been amazing through this journey. Good luck!!! Love, Annette

Chad and Stacey said...

Wahoo!!

annie said...

I am so happy for you! :) Annie

Anonymous said...

I have tears of joy in my eyes as I read that you will finally be home tomorrow! What an amazing journey you have been on, and how blessed all of us are to have been able to be there with you thru the words written by your incredible father and husband, and of course all the photo's that you so amazingly and willingly shared with all of us! Jodi, I can't wait to see you! I know that you have a continued path to recovery ahead of you, but we will all be there with you! Much Love, Cindy Taylor

Cathleen Sparrow said...

OH MY GOSH!!! IS IS THE BEST NEWS! While on my mobile, I read your updates around 9 pm and was so happy to hear how well you were doing - I couldn't post from my mobile and just decided to go online before bed to say hi and what a wonderful surprise! I am so happy for you. You'll continue doing well especially being in your own home and surrounded by your family and kids. Woohoo! Take care - Cathleen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you will soon be home with your family and children again. I have been following your blog and praying for you and your family. I know I don't know you well, but my heart has been with you through your difficult journey and I would be happy to help out if you need it.

MaryAnn Christiansen

Amy Wicks said...
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Amy Wicks said...

All I can give you is a big Wooooooohooooooooooo!

I can only imagine the smile you'll have on your face as you pass through those hospital doors.

Keeping you in my thoughts...

Amy Wicks

Karen said...

Hurrah! I am jumping up and down for joy! Yippee Skippee!!! Liu

Jeff DuBois said...

Awesome news! Glad to hear that you'll finally be home soon. Here's to continued progress and a speedy recovery at home!

Carolyn said...

Hi Jodi & family,

Woo-Hoo!!! This wonderful good news brings tears of joy to my eyes. I am sooo happpy you finally get to go home and be with your family. There is no better place than home. We had our family prayer tonight, and included you to be able to go home soon.After reading the updates on the blog, We've double crossed our fingers and toes, too!

Jodi, you are a courageous and wonderful person. This has been a huge trial you have had to face in your life. To see all the many people praying for you and sending encouraging and uplifting words of comfort and love goes to say you are loved and cared about daily. Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ do love you and know you personally. They are with you every minute of the day. Your unwavering faith through all this has been incredible not only to you and your family, but to all of us, too. We hope you have a good night rest before going home on Monday, and perhaps to Hawaii real soon???

Lots of hugs and love,

Carolyn, David, Andrew, Chelsea, & Savannah







Lots of hugs and love,

Carolyn & family

Tami Callister Searle said...

Yippee!!!! Jodi, I am so happy to hear that you will be going HOME!!

Love, Tami

Pam said...

At last! I will pray as long as you need me to, Jodi. I wish you uncontainable joy when you walk in your front door and embrace your family in your own home. And what a remarkable family it is.

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you can go home. Praying for continued healing and recovery. And as the mother of three, praying your children allow you some peace and quiet every now and then and that when they dont. let it be a joyful noise!

God bless you guys!!

Sarah ONeill

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you! What great news. You'll continue to be in our prayers.

Love,
Jewelie

bishop howell said...

YEAH!!! We are so excited to hear the good news! We will continue to keep you in our prayers and hope that your recovery will be a speedy one! That picture of you and Tolan is perfect! you are beautiful!!
Jared and Jodi Howell and fam

Diana said...

I am so happy for you and your family. I do not know you but I am friends with Tamra and have been praying for you since the start. I hope all goes good for you once you are home. No place is better then home. Have a great week:)

Belinda said...

HOME SWEET HOME!!
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!
Congratulations - and prayers will continue with you and for you on your journey.
We love you too!
The Jacksons x

Cami Sanders said...

YAY!!! I have not stopped smiling since reading this! My co-workers probably think I'm a little strange because every morning when I have checked your blog, I'm either reading the posts with tears running down my face or smiling like crazy (today it's both!) I am so proud of you, Jodi. You are an absolute miracle and I can't wait to have you home.
Love,
Cami

Karen said...

YAY!!!! This is the news we've all been waiting for! I am so happy for you Jodi, to be able to finally be at home, in your own 'space', with your kids! Congrats! XOXO, Karen

Team Judi said...

I'm so happy for you! I hope your healing continues and that you will be 100% again soon! :)

Anonymous said...

Jodi, I am so thrilled that you are progressing so well. I hope that you can do well this Monday and that you get to go HOME. It was so good to see the pictures of you. I will keep in touch. Love you Jodi. Sue Davis

Brandi said...

Yippee!! What wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you and your family. The progress you have made the past few days is amazing, and you'll do even better at home. Hooray!!

Love,
Brandi

Els Manning said...

whoo-hoo! see you soon!

Bridge said...

YEAH!!!! I'm so excited that you're headed home today. And lucky you, it's even a sunny day! Wishing you a speedy recovery. Love Bridge

Debbie said...

You made it!!! You've worked hard for this day. I'm sure there are some very excited children there waiting for you. I couldn't be more excited for you Jodi. Love ya lots!! Keep up the good work and enjoy everything about being home. Wish we could be there to cheer you on.

Love,
Deb
Deb

Anonymous said...

We love happy endings!!!!

Love,

The Browns

cathy said...

Yeah Jodi! I didn't think I would be able to access your blog up here in Montana but today I was able to and what a wonderful srprise. I am so happy for you to go home to your family. I wish I didn't have to wait a whole week until I can see you. Have a wonderful homecoming and reunion with your kids. See you in a week. Cathy Peterson

Anonymous said...

Jodi - Woo Hoo!!! Go Jodi, go Jodi.... I'm so excited for you all. It will be so nice to be home!!!! I loved seeing the cute picture with you and Tolan together. You're looking like you feel much better and that is a relief. We'll see you soon. Love, Noellee

Randy and Ann Allred said...

Thank Heaven! We are thrilled to hear this news. We will continue to pray you through to a complete recovery. You let us all know when you have your first pain-free day, and we'll all go out for an ice cream cone to celebrate in your honor! Hooray!

Joey said...

Yea! I know this has been a long struggle. Your strength is amazing. I have been looking through the other posts and I am so proud of the old McKay-Dee Foundation team for being such a great support to you. It has been good to keep us together for one common cause for good, getting you home and healed! I am hoping that the next post will be from your home computer. When you get feeling better, we will have to have a old team lunch! Love, Joey

Anonymous said...

Best news IV"E heard today!!!!!!!!!'/the prayers won't stop. Wishing for continued progress and support while at home. So very glad about this wonderful mark in events. Hope to see you soon. Joyce R

Macy said...

Hooray!!! I am SO happy this day has come! :) I'm sure you will love being in your own bed!

Tawny said...

Yeah Jodi!!! Love the happy news. We will keep the prayers coming from here!

Martin Merx said...

GREAT!!!!

I think the first thing you should do is sit in your hot tub!!!! :)

Welcome home Jodi!!!

martin

Anonymous said...

YEAH JODI! What an exciting time. I look forward to seeing you soon and am planning on bringing over a freezer meal for your family so you will have something on the days you just don't feel like making dinner :) Love, April B.

Anonymous said...

I can't think of a better place. Congradulations! Maybe now you can get a full nights sleep. Sheree

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL!!! Can't think of a better night for you to be back home than on Family Night! We're sooooooo happy for you and for your sweet little family! Best wishes for a wonderful recovery!
Just remember to take your time, and not do too much too fast.
Love You!
The Tates
P.S. The picture of you and Tolan is awesome!!!

Nichole Giles said...

Yahoo! Great news. I hope it really happens this time.

Quote of the day:
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Joni said...

Jodi, I am so excited you are home! You are on the road to recovery! Take one day at a time and enjoy those cute kids and your wonderful husband!
Joni