The pain is always there, but Namine rarely talks about it.
I can hardly believe that two years ago today, Namine was in recovery after her second club foot surgery.
I guess I just missed throwback Thursday, but that’s okay. With all of Namine’s progress in her walker lately, I wanted to show you how far she’s come.
One of the higher stressing things of being a parent is potty training. Depending on your child to tell you when they need to go has got to be frustrating enough. But let me take it one step further for you: not knowing if your child is able to tell, or if they can hold it at all.
Namine is feeling much, much better today. Heck, that much is evident by her appetite alone. She was feeling well enough for the first time in quite a while to do some schoolwork.
We’ve had a crazy time since we went to the zoo. Namine’s gotten her pins taken out and she starts school next Tuesday.
Well, kids, it’s official. Namine’s feet have been declared just fine and dandy (if more than a little smelly) by both her orthopedic and plastic surgeons. This is momentous news indeed!
Today is a big day. Namine usually sleeps in until at least 9 or 10, but she woke up before I left for work this morning. When Jessica asked her what today was, she said with no hesitation: “Today I get my casts and boots off!”
Namine is playing on her laptop while we wait for Jessica to come pick us up from the hospital. “Who’s your best friend?” Her laptop asks. Namine looks at me, giving me the biggest grin. “My best friend is my Haha! He makes my feet feel all better.” How undeserving I am of such an amazing daughter.
Namine is resting in her room in the PICU. She’s being kept overnight, because she is, after all, a heart patient above all else. The graft was successful, and her doctors are confident she’ll be able to go home tomorrow.