On Thursday December 3 Michelle, Cooper and I took a quick break from the hospital to get pictures in front of Madison's tree at that festival of trees. We wanted to walk through the festival but only had time to get a few pictures and then had to head back to the hospital before the nurses shift change ended. After snapping this family picture Cooper got off my lap and snuck under the chains that were protecting the trees. He did not care about all the shinny ornaments or the bears under the tree but instead picked up the picture of his sister and took it back to show his Mom. He was so proud as he held her picture. Little moments like this show how much he loves his sister.
Cooper and Madison have not spent a day apart since they came home from the hospital so this has turned his world upside down. Cooper has done really well with this so far and thanks to some help from his grandma and aunt he has been well taken care of. Michelle and I look forward to all being home together this week if all goes well.
It is crazy to think that these pictures were taken only 45 minutes before we found out Madison's new heart was coming. The call came as we were driving back to the hospital from the Festival of Trees.
I won't leave you hanging so here is a quick update on Madison. I'll let Michelle give you all the details because she is better at it then me. Madison is continuing to do great. This morning her labs came back and her white blood count is back down. We hate to see the PICC line go but I guess it better that then an infection. Madison continues to eat better and better everyday. We are still on track to be home this week. I can't wait to get back home but am sure we will have many challenges along the way.
It is getting late so I am off to get some sleep before our early morning of x-rays, blood work and echo.