I don't think I've ever been THIS excited! I need to remember to ask Dr. Bove the next time we see him what exactly he did/ put in Vaeh with this last open heart! I swear that he flipped a switch or put the last piece of the puzzle in! I'm really not sure, but whatever it was I wish he'd done it with the first.
Do I have all of you in suspense yet?!?! You all know from reading about little Miss V how much progress she's made just since her "final repair" was done in May. Her speech has taken off - with her vocabulary being well over 30 words. This includes "uv-oo" (aka - love you!)! And of course everyone knows about how much of a little piggy she's become - & I couldn't be prouder! But up until tonight, there was one thing that I've been holding out for. At first I thought she might be able to accomplish this feat before her 2nd birthday (which is next Wednesday!). But here lately I'd kind of given up on pushing this issue.
But tonight, she finally did it. It wasn't pretty & it was quite brief, but none the less, she did it. VAEH TOOK HER FIRST STEPS!!!!!!!!!! (can you tell I'm a little excited?!?! - lol!) Hence, the title of this post. Here's a video of her actual first 6 steps without holding onto anything or anyone. She has come so far & I'm so proud of my 'reflection of heaven'!
***Make sure you scroll down & pause the music player! Sorry in advance about my 'squeel' at the end, but I was just so darn'd excited!
I just can't believe that everything that I thought we would never get to experience with Vaeh is finally happening! What a lesson in patience! It truly is a virtue!!
On a side note, our little friend Kaitlyn is doing great! She was able to remain off the vent & is now trach free! This after having to be taken back to the OR to remove her central line! Please keep them in your prayers as they are hoping to make it home this week, which happens to be in Ft. Worth. Hopefully 'Ike' won't give them too much hassel!