Update 12/21/2011, Elizabeth is home from the hospital

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Elizabeth arrived home from Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Dec 20th…which is exactly 5 months from when she was born.

Her surgery was successful and the recovery was amazing. While we had heard recovery time in the hospital would take 2-3 weeks, she was home only 1 week after her open heart surgery.

We are all so thrilled that she is home. God is so good—the last night of her hospital stay, a new nurse was on duty. This nurse has a young son who has Down Syndrome and she shared her experiences about her son and their struggles and victories….this was very helpful for us and also gave us some insight into raising Elizabeth. This nurse is a Christian and actually lives close to us and we have some of the same case workers and therapists. Heidie was able to get her contact information, and will be able to stay in touch with her. God does know exactly what we need.

What a wonderful gift that our peanut will be home and the family can be together this Christmas. Thank you all sooooo much for your prayers and support for us—I really can’t express enough my gratitude for standing with us during her surgery and hospital recovery.


Lockley & Heidie
Rebecca, Rose, Kaitlyn & Elizabeth

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11 Responses to “Update 12/21/2011, Elizabeth is home from the hospital”

  1. Vanessa

    So sweet.. happy for you

  2. Sheila and Scott

    Thank the Lord! That is just awesome that He brought that nurse to you guys – a new friend/sister in the Lord. He just always goes above and beyond what we ask!

  3. Ann Webb


  4. Tanya & Bob

    Thank you, God, for bringing Elizabeth home for Christmas 🙂 Wonderful to hear that she’s recovering faster than doctor’s were anticipating. God’s SO good! Merry Christmas, Gentes Family!

  5. Gary Sanda

    We’re very happy to hear that you all can spend Christmas together at your hone.
    Your gratitude shows in your voice:-)

  6. Margarette Cather

    Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you. GOD bless you all.

  7. Amy Fraser

    Im so happy that she is home. We have a GREAT BIG GOD!

  8. Dan Humphrey

    Home for Christmas-how wonderful is that!

  9. Cassie

    What great news! Elizabeth is already a little over-achiever. 😛

  10. David and Sarah

    This is such wonderful news! We love you guys so much, and we will continue to pray for you and your family. The blessigs that God has poured out on your family are truely amazing! love and prayers sent your way!

  11. andy and shirley pinter

    Lockley & Heidie..Thanks for sharing the good news that Elizabeth is doing so well. We are still praying for you and your girls. Sorry I took so long to answer this email. We are still here and hoping to hear more about Elizabeth. Love, Andy and Shirley

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