Hospital visits

Ellis’ update: Heart is well! Instead, it’s abdominal migraine.

It's been a few days since I've been able to update even though Ellis got discharged Saturday night. I had little time to sit down and actually write something that made sense. I was running on fumes and any quiet moment still kept my adrenaline running. Once our family got home, all the tiredness and… Continue reading Ellis’ update: Heart is well! Instead, it’s abdominal migraine.

Hospital visits · Raising kids

In the e.r. again with stomach issues

Today was Ellis' third trip to the e.r. in one month. Speechless. Familiar frantic drive, packing overnight hospital bag, phone call to Chris to hurry home to babysit Elliot. I hope this time they find the root cause of the severe stomach cramps and dry heaving. She shakes while her body is hunched over her… Continue reading In the e.r. again with stomach issues

Faith journey · Hospital visits · Uncategorized

Thankful for a great year since Ellis’ heart surgery on Sept. 25, 17

One year ago today, Ellis underwent her third heart surgery. Even before her birth, doctors warned us of the various medical and lifestyle challenges we would face in the first few years of her life. They weren't lying. It. Was. Tough. We operated on survival mode and were content with just "getting by." Getting to… Continue reading Thankful for a great year since Ellis’ heart surgery on Sept. 25, 17