Monthly Archives: April 2009

Simone’s Surgery Date Set

posted by Mel

It will happen on May 21st. She was 8 lbs 14 oz yesterday, and the cardiologist is happy enough with the velocity at which she is now gaining weight that she felt comfortable setting it up. I feel a little guilty that this will come as a complete surprise to the little elf, but maybe that’s best. I am both looking forward to it and dreading it. It’s going to be awful to see her covered in tubes. It chills my blood to think that someone is going to be cutting through her rib cage. On the other hand, health professionals and my incessant googling tell me that she will be a new baby when this surgery is over. She will breathe without laboring, and she will grow. We can finally get her of all of these damn medications (except our old friend Z.antac). Within a couple of weeks she will be so much less fragile than she is now. She won’t have to suffer through the summer heat with a heart condition. And maybe just maybe the nurses at the children’s hospital will stop recognizing us in the elevator and on the street.img_0450

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Celebrating another 1/2 lb gain!

8 1/2 lbs today!

8 1/2 lbs today!

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On the good drugs now

Still not a lot of time to blog, but Simone is nearly 8 lbs today. That makes me happy enough to post a picture. I’ve found an antidepressant that seems to work for me, have returned to work, and things seem to be on the up-swing.

Prettiest baby ever-- not that mom is biased or anything

Prettiest baby ever-- not that mom is biased or anything

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