Day 252 | MAY 20, 2022

ood evening, Friends, today is day 252 of our new and amazing life!


Today we started the day a little tense.


This morning we were not sure if Charlie was going to be discharged next week as planned, and the reason was because her Rehab doctor would only discharge her if we have the aid and nurse hired before her discharge, and as of this morning we only had the aid and No nurse.


Like most of our lives, we are always handled the extra hard way, and to add to the challenge, our amazing Au Pair, told me that she wants to return home, so we were looking for a nurse and an au pair as of this morning.


Yes, it is a little stressful to have to find a nurse during the shortage of healthcare workers, and to lose our au pair, one week before Charlie comes home, and at the week London will be off school, it definitely adds a lot to my plate, so yesterday I felt very overwhelmed.


So, this morning, Charlie and I talked and we reminded each other how in our entire life, nothing has been easy, really nothing, and the beauty of life, is that after each hardship (lesson), we become stronger, and by now, we are very strong people, so no matter what life throws at us, we don’t get down, we find a solution, we are resilient and after we gave each other a pep talk, we were ready to find the solution to our problems.


Charlie went into to action and reached out to her friends, and within hours we had few, more than two 🙂 Nurses, ready to jump in and help us, and to our surprise as we were ready to hired the local nurses, our insurance called me to say, we have two full time RN hired to take care of Charlie! Wow! Amazing news!


From not being sure if Charlie would be able to be discharged to now having two RN, if this is not proof that if there is a will, there is a way. We also thank God for always providing us with his grace.


Now we just need to find a new Au Pair, I am not too worried since we have done this same process once before, now I can re-focus and get our house ready for Charlie!


Now it is official, Charlie is being discharged on Thursday, May 26th!


The time is TBD, but if you are near Richmond and want to cheer Charlie on her way out of Rehab, you are welcome to come to The Sheltering Arms Institute parking lot, I will be sure to drive by with a Charlie to say hello 🙂 once we have the discharge time , I will post it here , and if you are local to Charlottesville, let me know if you would like to welcome Charlie home, contact me via the blog and I can send you the instructions, Charlie deserves a warm welcome home!


She has fought so hard for her life, for the last 8 months, she is more than excited to be coming home for her boys!!


Today our day started with some challenges, and now we end with half of our problems gone, and the assurance that Charlie will be coming home as planned and for that we are grateful!


I really hope to see as many of you next Thursday, either at SAI or in our neighborhood!


Thank you for your continued support and prayers.


May God Bless You!


André



Charlie and Julien .jpeg

Cheering on Charlie. 

On Friday, September 10th, Charlie Anne Xavier was in a horrific and life-changing accident. Though she’s surprising her doctors and nurses daily with her incredible strength and resilience, this road to recovery will be an incredibly long one. 

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