1. Husbands are handy. It's like the phrase 'all hands on deck'. Some things are easier when you're not the only one dealing with a given situation. I'll invite him again next time!
2.. Five year olds have a lot of questions when they see their little brother's heart pumping on a computer screen. Add in some color on the screen for blood flow, and you've a lot of questions. Good experience for him, though!
3. A Lightning McQueen toy that talks and has real lights does a lot to redirect attention! Next time, be sure to check for those crazy wires attaching it to the packaging. Especially when you bring it out for a very strategic time (ie. screaming along with refusal when echo is supposed to begin) when time is of the essence and intervention is needed STAT!
4. Knowing so many of my friends and family truly care so much is enough to make me get totally emotional, but also feel so covered in prayers, while reading email notes from so many during the drive to Winnipeg.
No change with the gradient. The band still is not doing it's job.
Monitoring weight carefully, some irregularities from last weigh in to today. Drops in weight carry more significance with heart babies.
Liver size is good. No signs of heart failure. Both ventricles still pumping effectively.
To summarize, Dr. Soni feels that we are heading down a path that will bring us to Toronto for another PA Banding in the near future.
My heart's summary - Though tears may fall and my heart will long: We will not stop Believing. We will not stop Hoping. We will not stop Praying. I rest each night in the comfort of knowing that our God, the God of love and mercy is with us. So then, I can "come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16
Isn't that great?!? We can come BOLDY before our God. Don't ever give Him any limits.....He is able to go above and beyond what we can only imagine (Eph 3:20). He can answer our prayers - or he can take that prayer and go way beyond that!