Well first off… Ava is doing good. They still have her on continuous feeds (so she is being fed a small amount continually) and she is getting lots of diuretics and that has definitely helped her heart rate and breathing. They didn’t really change anything for her today and we should have more information on what the plan is for her tomorrow when all the staff are back and they can have a group huddle about her.
So today is Mother’s Day. And I wanted to say that I have been so blessed with my wonderful mother and a wonderful mother-in-law… praise God for putting these women in my life. They have taught me so much over the years and have been there for us every step of the way on this Ava journey and I am so blessed.
But this afternoon I was alone with Ava in our room and I was feeling kinda blue and missing my family, and sad that we couldn’t be together for Mother’s Day. I thought Jason was taking the kids to church and I tried phoning him afterwards and he wasn’t answering and was sad that I couldn’t even Skype the kids.
I had just resigned myself to a quiet lonely day, when in walked Jason and the kids!!! Amazing! My incredible husband drove down to Toronto with the kids just so we could be together today. And how blessed am I to have such a great guy in my life that has no problem getting four kids ready, and spending 2 1/2 hours with them in a vehicle – well probably more like 6 in total – and being organized enough with Sarah’s diabetes, so we could be together.
We had a great afternoon together and enjoyed some Mother’s Day activities here in the hospital and now I can start the week energized and not down and depressed.
So thank you to my mother’s and my husband, and to great Dr’s and nurses here at Sick Kids. We have so much to be grateful for today and that makes today, the Best Mother’s Day Ever.