Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cardio update

Mia had her one year post op surgery appointment yesterday. As we got off the elevators, one of the areas of the hospital that families wait during surgery was overflowing. I remember a year ago sitting in those exact same chairs and feeling so overwhelmed with emotion and uncertainty. Last year I could only hold onto hope and faith that we would be where we are today. It was all good news from the cardiologist yesterday! The small VSD that was discovered after her surgery has closed and the cardiologist still believes Mia's heart is making its own rhythms without the use of the pacemaker! Mia does not have another appointment scheduled for 9 months!

On another note Ethan, Mia, and I visited my brother and his family in California two weeks ago. It was great to see them and meet my nephew for the very first time! Here are some pictures from our trip.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

One year ago....

my sweet girl underwent open heart surgery to correct her TOF defect. The memories of that day and ultimately the weeks that followed have faded with time though I will never forget the H*LL my daughter went through. I will also never forget how in awe I was of her strength and spirit. It is difficult to go back and read the posts from a year ago and the days that followed but I look at Mia now and I am thankful for the journey and surgery that ultimately saved her life. It is funny how the passage of time brings a different perspective. In a few days we will make our way back to the hospital for her one year check up. I am praying that everything looks good with her heart and we can say adios to the cardiologist for a year.

Pre surgery

Happy girl on the road to recovery