I know most of you are looking for a detailed explanation of yesterday went. I honestly don't have it in me but I promise I will write about it soon. I want to have a day by day account so others will know what to expect. I want to "pay it forward" (right Heidi?!) to other mama's out there who will someday be going through this exact same thing.
Let me just start with...Harper is doing fantastic! The medical team here at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, WI are absolutely AMAZING! Every single person here is sincerely kind from their head to their toes. And that includes the surgeon, Dr. A. who repaired Harper's heart. He doesn't have to have a super bedside manner but by gosh he has a great one! If I feel comfortable to joke around him then he is ok in my book. Amazing amazing I can't say enough about everyone here!
Today is the first full day post surgery and girlfriend already has her breathing tube out and THANK GOODNESS! She hated it. She hated it so much that she tried to take it out herself. She was restrained but that didn't stop her either. So far a Badger sock is doing the trick but we'll see how long that lasts!
She had a special visit from 2 of the UW Badger hockey players. They are too old for her but that didn't stop her from breaking their hearts!
As we waited yesterday for the surgery I was able to read all the posts, emails, facebook messages etc that were left in Harper's behalf. There is no physical way that I can repay all of you (who are essentially strangers). The only way I can is to be your support team for when you need it. Just say the word and I am there.
We left to eat an early lunch while H's breathing tube was being taken out and I came back to find 65 emails in my inbox because 65 more people had posted on my blog with well wishes. I hadn't cried since Harper came out of surgery but I shed some tears over the amount of of love and support we have received by complete strangers. Where did everyone come from?! I knew I had readers that are not counted in my followers but WOW I appreciate every single comment! Since publishing this I came to realize that HEIDI sent out a love bomb!!! WTF, that's amazing (I know I need to use a thesaurus)! What an amazing idea!
We are truly blessed to have Harper Alice in our lives, a supportive family, and a supportive bloggy family to help get through this difficult time.
I must run, Harper is up and itching to be talked to. But here is a video of our wiggly worm!