We made it home today!
The chest x-ray yesterday showed that James no longer had much fluid on his lungs, and today's echo showed a big improvement in his heart function. So, as the doctors were explaining this to us, the moment came when they said, "I don't see any reason why we should keep James another day." That was a good moment!
We will be trying to get back in the swing of things over the next couple of days. We are OK with visitors, though the doctors told us that only healthy people should hold him, and only after washing really well. In fact, he told us to keep James secluded for the rest of the winter! We won't be able to wall him off for all that time, but we will be very safe with him.
So, please come by if you want and are feeling OK.
God bless you, just as He has blessed us!