This day was so amazing! We were so surprised--once again that Dane's numbers recovered so quickly even though it felt so very long!! The doctors kept telling us day after day "in a few weeks you will go home," and sure enough on Friday, July 29th Dr. Nancy told us to sit tight that we may go home in a week or two. To our surprise Saturday morning our kind nurse left Dane's numbers, we had requested, by his bed with a note to enjoy Captain America (because Dane kept telling the nurses that was going to be the first thing he did!) Daner and I packed his room in a flash, Dad came to help get all Daner's things into the cars, Daner had his needles taken out (yeah!! he didn't have to have them changed!!! They were a day overdue ), the Harley Davidson crew delivered lunch (pic above) and they had all their motorcycles parked out the front doors, Daner showered and meandered out the door. We couldn't figure out why he wasn't running out those doors, we had to continually motivate him to get goin' and later found out that he was uneasy leaving this safe place that had taken such good care of him.
When we pulled into the neighborhood (I wish someone had taken pics--it was such a wonderful sight!) Dane's Nana and Papa, Uncle Brandon, Aunt Mandi and cousins, friends: the Ginn family, the MacDougall family, the Bentley family, the Lamb family, and his friend Tyler Wolter all lined the streets with signs of victory and cheering and clapping. They had made a finish line in the road and it was fantastic! Everyone stayed for a barbecue celebration. After a few hours most of us all met at the 20 mile theater for Captain America and the joy on Dane's face was priceless!