Monday, April 28, 2008

Day out of the house!

Things are going well in the Walp house tonight. Vaeh has had a pretty good day overall. I had a doctor's appointment in Lima today, so Gabby stayed with her cousins so she could play, and Vaeh went with me. Its so much easier to just take her with me vs. finding someone comfortable enough with her to watch her. So we headed to Lima this morning, and the poor little thing cried so hard at my doctors appointment! I think she thought she was going & not mommy. I also had to have a blood draw & she fussed there. In the back of my mind I'm thinking "Oh honey, your turn is next week:(" So after all of that, we went over to the outpatient therapy department at the hospital where I used to work. We ran into several people that I worked very closely with for 8 years - like a second family! It was so nice to see them & let them see how good Vaeh is doing! They were all quite amazed at what all she has been through in her short life, as are we on a daily basis! After leaving the hospital, we headed back to Wapak & stopped in where I had worked at the time I had Vaeh. Sandy (my former boss) was so glad to see us, & impressed with how well Vaeh looked both physically & developementally! It was so nice to be out and about for just a bit. It made it feel somewhat normal! Then we headed to pick Gabby up, which she was unhappy about. She, of course, wanted to stay & play. It was a little better when we reminded her that she will be spending the night with them while Mommy & Daddy are in Ann Arbor with sissy! Coming up all too soon!

On another note, please say a prayer for Champ (aka: Stephanie), one of our little heart friends. She is doing better, but as of this morning was still completely dependent on the external pacemaker. From what her page said, the decision about a permanent pacer is coming up soon, & they are all still praying & believing that her little heart will pick up & beat on its own before they have to put the pacer in! So, please send up a prayer that her little heart will start to beat on its own & that she won't need another surgery to place a permanent pacer! All of our other little heart friends that have had surgeries recently are doing very well. Elijah had a follow up today with a good report; Karly is doing well & getting stitches from chest tube out soon; Addisyn, Ashcer, Colin & Emma are all doing well, as is Isaac after his recent cath! Please continue to keep all of these little blessings in your prayers! If we've learned anything through this journey, its that prayer can change things!

1 comment:

The Portas said...

Thanks for all of the updates and I'm so glad you got out of the house for a bit. It's so nice to be able to do that. It always lifts my spirits a bit.

Wishing you all a good, high-satting day! xoxo