Christmas Eve Deja vu - Aria MacDonald

Christmas Eve Deja vu

This isn’t the first time Aria has escaped hospital on Christmas Eve.  Yes!  She is home in time for Christmas and that is really nice considering we weren’t expecting it at all.

The verdict is is that we have found the cause of Aria headaches and sleeplessness.  We are really excited about that.  I don’t think we can quite wave the victory flag just yet but perhaps a few more days we might see how the new treatment is working.  Since starting the bipap Aria has only complained on headaches twice.  The second time was this afternoon and we sent her to bed for a nap and it is now 5.30 and it looks like she is down for the night.  Finally it seems she can rest.

This is a pic of her today with her new mask.  It looks awful and covers her whole face but she tells us that she likes it and she falls asleep quickly and most importantly she sleep solidly.  We skyped with the family this arvo and her door was open and she slept thru the whole thing.


Merry Christmas to our NZ and OZ readers.  Hope you all have a blessed day.  Can you believe that God came down and was born in a stable!?  I guess some can’t and don’t but we do.  Sounds just like something God would do, humble himself to our level even though He is God.  Wow – He didn’t need to do it.  But He did.  Born that man no more may die.  Awesome.

21 Responses to “Christmas Eve Deja vu”

  1. kylee says:

    Hey there Aria and family! I am so glad you managed to get home for Christmas!! I think about you guy soo often!! So glad Aria can finally rest and be comfortable… Praying you have special time together!!


    My Christmas wish for you, my friend
    Is not a simple one
    For I wish you hope and joy and peace
    Days filled with warmth and sun

    I wish you love and friendship too
    Throughout the coming year
    Lots of laughter and happiness
    To fill your world with cheer

    May you count your blessings, one by one
    And when totaled by the lot
    May you find all you’ve been given
    To be more than what you sought

    May your journeys be short, your burdens light
    May your spirit never grow old
    May all your clouds have silver linings
    And your rainbows pots of gold

    I wish this all and so much more
    May all your dreams come true
    May you have a Merry Christmas friend
    And a happy New Year, too ..

    Lots of love, and thoughts and prayer…

    Kylee xxx

  2. Priscilla says:

    Aw yay so glad you are now home in time for Christmas! hope you have a great day celebrating tomorrow (your time) as a family and rejoicing over all God has done, especially in Aria’s life this year :)

    Love & Merry Christmas,

  3. Kiwi Hannah says:

    So glad Miss Aria is home and that she is sleeping better. Happy Christmas to you all xx

  4. Sharon says:

    Merry Christmas to you all also its so wonderful to see Aria home in time for Christmas Day great news hugs to you all xxx

  5. fiona says:

    HAPPY HAPPY CHRISTMAS you guys- how exciting that you are all home together.SO glad some answers are happening. GOD is good- and yes He is Amazing- humbling Himself to rescue little us.

  6. Lyaine says:

    yes God is awesome,great and wonderful to us. Yeha that Miss aria is home for Christmas. Glad to hear that she is finally getting some decent sleep and you too.
    Have a wonderful wonderful Christmas day, hot here in Sydney now.
    God bless you all.

  7. Tiffany Keller says:

    Aria being home, & in feeling a little better, is your Christmas miracle. :-) I’m so happy to hear that they have found the cause to Aria’s headaches, & I’m so glad she’s home with you! I hope your family has a very wonderful Christmas! Merry/Happy Christmas! God Bless!

  8. Joyce says:

    In God’s pefect time and it is done. So glad Aria and family can get some much needed rest and home for Christmas too. So thankful God gave us a son who we can go to for any help we need.
    Merry CHRISTmas indeed.

  9. stephanie says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Glad you will all be SLEEPING soundly tonight!

    Thankful for a God that humbled Himself along with you…

  10. Deborah says:

    Yay so glad you are home for Christmas! Even more happy that Aria is sleeping better with the new machine! praise the Lord!

  11. Rod & Margaret says:

    Wonderful news that you’re home for Christmas! An answer to prayer that Aria is sleeping soundly. Pray that this will be an awesome Christmas for you all. xx

  12. Brendan says:

    Happy Christmas little Aria.

  13. Haley Wilkie says:

    Sleeping Beauty xxx Have a great Christmas xx

  14. jen says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  15. ann says:

    I hope the new treatment brings releif for Aria from the headaches I am constantly in awe of her courage and resilance and of course your strength and the wonderful support the family gives her. I hope that Christmas bring your family joy and healing. Please let Aria know what an inspiration she is to so many people.

  16. Kathy J says:

    Merry Christmas MacDonald family. It’s been a privilege to follow your journey over the last year and what a journey it has been! Aria is such an inspiration and you are one amazing family. I hope you have a fabulous day. So glad that you can celebrate at home.

  17. Cousins Kathleen and Anita says:

    The miracle happened! You are together on Christmas Day to enjoy lamb. Will it be with mint sauce??? Colombian Christmas is the 24th night. So ours is over.
    Blessings and love to la familia MacDonald!

  18. Samantha says:

    So happy that you are home for Christmas! Happy Christmas to you all. Great that Aria is taking to the mask so well – it is difficult to predict how these things go but it must make her feel so much better with it on and now she is getting a decent rest. Always thinking of you xx

  19. Christy Dallimore says:

    Praise God for finding answers to problems and hooray for being home for Christmas.

  20. nana rose says:

    So glad Aria is home for Christmas.As I worked at the hospital serving meals for those who had to be in on Christmas day,I tried to treat them all as if they were my family.Especially significant as someone has done it for all of you in the past.It was kind of hard not going to all the familygetting together in Caloundra,we had our big lunch together with one of the ladies I work with,so it was different espesially eating at the hospital.Enjoy today do hope the weather isnt as unusual as it has been here and elsewhere in the world hugs to you all

  21. Nikki says:

    Merry Christmas, Aria and family, from Nikki and Rob. xxx

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