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



3 comments:

Kim K. said...

I remember every step of Mia's recovery. I remember our phone conversation prior to surgery and comparing tet spells and heart symptoms. Who would have ever guessed all the set-backs she would go through. It didn't seem fair. Her spirits and strength is just amazing. Happy 1 year heart anniversary!! At our house, that's almost as important as Josie's "gotcha" day. Extra hugs!!

Wendy said...

I can't believe its been a year, wow! She's a different child now, and so sweet...its hard for ME to remember your posts and how things were going...what a blessing she is!

Pamela said...

She has overcome so much in her short life. The pictures of her is just precious.... I can't even imagine how hard that must have been for you.... Amazing what can happen in just one short year. Thank God for bringing her out through all the setbacks and pain you initially endured. Here's to an even greater year for your family and Mia!