Posted on November 18, 2017
Dawn has been released from the hospital and is now in their cute little apartment that will be their home away from home for the next few months. She continues to make great strides in recovering and in fact, she has some really awesome news to share!
An update straight from Dawn:
"There. Are. No. Words! I got the all-clear to start eating solid foods!!! Granted, It's a very specialized small intestine transplant diet right now, but that will change over time until I'm eating pretty much like everyone else. And for a person who hasn't eaten food in five months, the list of foods I can already have right now feels like a huge smorgasbord! We cried in the transplant clinic and when we got "home", we stood in our little kitchen and cried over those first bites of pretzel! We are overcome with God's goodness and His mercy! He has brought us to this place and we've been thanking Him over and over, since they gave us the news! We have the whole weekend stretched out in front of us now, with no appointments until Monday so we can just rest up and have fun trying foods I haven't had in a long time! Obviously, we'll take it slow and I will have to eat a lot of small meals and snacks to stretch my stomach out again, but we are so looking forward to the weekend in our cozy Airbnb, enjoying the thrill of chewing things (something else I will never take for granted!!). As you can imagine, we are OVERJOYED!"
Dawn and Bart had a sandwich night tonight, and as you can imagine, Dawn was thrilled to be able to bite into a sammy and chew!
Now that Dawn is released from the hospital, any mail you would like to send can be addressed to the following P.O. Box:
PO Box 25322 Overland Park, KS 66213
Bart and their other loved ones will be traveling back and forth to trade places so Bart can work. Any mail delivered to the P.O. Box will be taken to Dawn when they trade off every couple weeks.
Thank you for all of the support you all have shown. The McVey's want you all to know how much they sincerely appreciate everything! And thank you for praying Dawn all the way through to complete healing, she is well on her way! Praising God with them!