Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Summertime for Seraph!!

Seraph visited her cardiologist this week.  He was optimistic.  (He is NEVER optimistic).

I think Seraph is entering a summer vacation period of her life.  If we can keep her from getting sick, she won't need to go to the hospital for a whole year!!  She needs to gain atleast 10 more lbs before they'll think about doing her third open heart surgery.  (She's 22 lbs and 20 months old now)  She's soooo close to walking on her own.  Soon we'll be chasing her all around the house.  She's even trying to figure out how to go up the stairs.  Still not much progress on overcoming her oral aversions long enough to eat.

Dr. Cardiology wants to see her again in 6 months.  He wants us to keep the blowby oxygen on her.  He wants to know if she gets sick - especially if it's something that will change her fluid intake/outtake balance like the flu.  Flu very, very bad.

We're still being careful for RSV/flu season.  Sexy Haqon and I are excited for this Summer.  Seraph will be able to walk!  Her twin cousins will be coming to visit!  We'll be able to take all the kids out to places like the zoo!  Haqon *might* even be able to convince me to take everyone on a family trip.

We've plans to live it up and party this Summer.....and I gotta say I am sooooooooooooooooo looking forward to it.

So, if you come to visit, don't bring a cold/sickness.  I wanna keep my baby home this year :)  Maybe I'll make one of those signs:  95 days with no ICU!!


Safire said...

I am SO SO SO happy to hear this news! Yay! And I can't wait to come and see her. It's been over a year since we've seen her. So everyone, stay healthy or stay away!

I think you should go on a short trip as a family! Something close by but still enough away to feel like a vacation. St. Geroge maybe? Or a cabin up the canyon? You know, if you want a few days away just yourself or you and should come stay with us for a few days. :)

Helen McGinn said...

I am so happy to read that! It's lovely to 'hear' your joy at the thought of a great summer with your wee brood. And of course, once the walking starts, it's going to be lots of fun. It's so lovely to meet you. Love your blog. xx

Ms. Diva said...

What wonderful news!!! A summer get away with the family is so much fun - we are heading to the Texas coast to be with extended family this summer! I am looking forward to reading ore of your posts. New follower.

Here from SITS to say hi!

Paige said...

So happy for you guys.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Oh, that sounds like great news :D I hope you have a fantastic summer full of adventures!

~dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog... and the link for the DVD player thingy!

I work with kids like Seraph. I'm a private care nurse in their homes at night... so the parent's can get some sleep.

Hey I think you should have a 100 day party! Every little thing is really a big step toward more healthy... and that is the goal!


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