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.
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
Btw, it has come to my attention that those who follow me via email received an earlier edit of this post. Something is going on with my phone and WP, so please ignore the untitled one. Read this one instead. Thanks!Quick note: This post was written in between breaks with Ellis sitting on my lap… Continue reading Busy month with hospitals
Happy Thanksgiving!! Wishing everyone a gratitude filled and memorable day with family and friends. For us it's been a rough start to this week with Ellis suddenly getting sick with a stomach bug. All of Monday I hoped to manage the sickness at home, but she got stuck with a really wicked one. The vomiting… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
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