Thursday, May 26, 2011
Congenital Heart Walk
As we continue to wait for word on when Caroline's Glenn will be, moving has taken up most of my worrying energy. We will be in the new place by Saturday, and Matthew will have exactly one week with us until he reports to Rhode Island for school. I can only speculate that surgery will take place while he is away...thank you again to those of you who will be watching Parker, again. The Glenn has been labeled the "drive through" surgery. Recovery times are much shorter and outcomes are more on the positive side. That being said, it is still open heart surgery. And as hard as it was the first time to hand her off, I'm trying not to think about how hard it will be this round. We really know her now, not that we didn't love her before. Now she smiles at us, and sings us songs. She is very much a part of our family.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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I just caught a glimse of Caroline as they were taking her upstairs to the CICU. The Doctor said everything went well and she will hopefully be awake and able to eat soon.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011
We have been packing our things in preparation for our Memorial Day move. All I can say is that we have accumulated a lot of stuff in this tiny space. Moving just adds another straw to the camels back. It is necessary, it just may get done half-assed or in a hurry...we have bigger things to deal with. Depending on the results from the cath., we may be back at Children's for Caroline's Glenn procedure at the very same time we are moving. This presents more problems, like where we will stay after we are discharged from the hospital. It is a three hour drive (depending on this wonderful DC traffic) to our new place. These are all things we never had to think about before because our apartment is so close to CNMC.
Parker keeps us motivated to get to our new place. Everyone he meets gets to hear about his new back yard and all the cool things he is going to have to play outside. I'll have to admit, I'm ready. And it keeps the light bright at the end of the tunnel.
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