Thursday, May 26, 2011

Congenital Heart Walk

The Congenital Heart Walk took place Sunday, just three days after Caroline was discharged from Children's National.  We were excited to see quite a few nurses and doctors that knew us by name (I'm not so sure that's a good thing...but we'll take it).  Last time I checked, the DC metro area had raised close to $68,000!  This was only the second year, so I was impressed with the results.  Thank you everyone who donated, and thank you even more for the prayers.  Parker was excited to get out and go on an "adventure", although it was hard to explain why we were driving somewhere to go for a 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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