There was a discussion on one of the Facebook groups I belong to on how and when to educate one’s child on surgery. I responded there with a simplified version of what follows, but I have more to say (as I usually do).
Namine’s heart continues to do well post-Fontan.
Every year since Namine was four, we get these memories that show up in our “On This Day” Facebook feed. The memory in question is about us pulling here out of school.
We had two picnics to attend today: one for the Herma Heart Center, and the other for the Variety Club.
Last week Namine had a cardiology appointment. It was just a routine check up.
We met this morning with Namine’s new heart doctor.
We didn’t have the chance to go shopping for Namine’s Christmas dress until this past weekend. By this point, most stores have already moved onto Spring clothing, so Christmas clothing was in short supply.
Namine has been complaining of headaches for over a month now, so last Friday we called the hospital to have her seen. While there is a headache clinic at the hospital, Namine’s doctor wanted to see her himself before just sending her off to the clinic.
Wanna hear something crazy? Namine has had two benefits thrown for her, because apparently medical equipment and care are expensive. Who knew?
Namine’s cardiologist had great news. His timing, on the other hand, not so much.