Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Six Weeks Post-Heart Repair

Six weeks ago I was handing our baby girl off to a complete stranger, a nurse who looked into my tear filled eyes and told me that her child recently had to have heart surgery and that she could understand not only why I was crying but why I was physically trembling as well. I think handing Vada off was the hardest thing that I have ever had to do, I feel as if I may have said that quite a lot over the past two years.

How is it that the day of Vada's surgery felt longer than these last six weeks?

She is doing fantastic now and I thought she was pre-surgery! She is now full of energy (energy that I never realized she didn't have). She is crawling like crazy, pulling herself to an almost stand, sitting up from laying down and eating solids, yes solid foods! She is signing "Momma", "Daddy" and "milk" (which isn't quite new-just improved.) and she shows interest in all of the other signs that are being done. She is staying up more during the day and sleeping more through the night. She is exploring her surroundings and seems much more aware of things, people and her environments. Her skin color is perfectly pink, which is also something I didn't realize was missing (the pinkness of her flesh) and the scar-forget about it! The swelling is already gone and the lump is smoothing down nicely. The scar itself is a tiny scratch that will for ever be a positive reminder of what she battled through to get to where she is today! I say positive because we have all grown in many area's of our lives because of her having to go through all that she has. Growth is good even if the road has been a difficult one.

Now, I am sure that some of her progress and achievements also has to do with the fact that she is actually six weeks older and when your a baby six weeks is like years to adults, either way, this baby girl healthy and we are grateful to God for her.


Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

totaly agree...hardest thing ever! I can't even think of that moment without crying. Just like V, Ollie's changes are remarkable and I didn't know what she was missing presurgery! She's pink now too and much stronger! It's amazing isn't it! Vs scar looks great!

Ilisa Ailts said...

I think the heart repair is to be credited for a lot of that though! It is wonderful either way. Go Vada!