Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Home Sweet Home

The Spitlers are all under one roof again - this time at home!

Robin and Noah had a successful trip home. There were no troubles getting through security or between gates, thanks to our great travel agent/friends who set up a Delta "Meet and Assist" (including electric cart between gates). Robin said Noah slept during the first flight (San Francisco to Atlanta), but she got no sleep whatsoever. The second leg (Atlanta to Savannah) was on time, but very rough; Noah got airsick several times and Robin felt queasy.

But, after all, they arrived into Savannah on time and to a good-sized crowd of friends, family, balloons, signs, and gifts. We knew many of you wanted to come out (but could not), so thanks so much for those of you who were able!

We got home around noon - surprised to find that several neighbors had added "Welcome Home" signs to their yards (and ours!). Wow - again, we are humbled by the thoughtfulness of many friends and family members.

First thing on the agenda was a much-needed nap; and it took no coaxing to get the entire house down for a nap. Dinner was provided by more neighbors and we are ready for a full night's rest. There is nothing like being at home, even if it does still include a 4 and 6 hour regimen of IV doses.

God is Good. Thank Him on our behalf and thank Him for giving great skill and training to
Dr. Hanley and his entire staff at LPCH. You can clearly see the difference in our Noah's appearance that the heart repair is making!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home and happy reunion to your wonderful family! The example you've set in faith and fortitude means more than you know. Blessings on you folks and especially on your little guy as he now has the opportunity through your love and faithfulness to grow into the man God has always planned for him to be!

The Conners Family

September 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Home!!! I wish we could have been there as well. You all look GREAT especially Noah!! Praise the Lord for His many blessings!!
Clay, Stacey, Zach & Nick

October 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

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