Today marks the 1 year anniversary of Isabel’s unifocalization surgery. I can remember it like it happened last week.
- Jen and I walking across the pedestrian bridge to the hospital at 5:45 in the morning.
- Not wanting to let Isabel go back with the nurses even though we knew she was in the best hands possible with the nurses and doctors.
- Waiting for what seemed like days in the waiting room.
- The surgeon finally coming out and telling us that she is doing well in the abstract way that surgeons do.
- The smile on Jens face when Isabel opened her eyes.
- Cringing when Isabel started to crawl across her crib a few days after surgery.
That day will not be something that I ever forget. I am thankful to everybody that said an extra prayer for Isabel.
So a year later, how is she doing?
Isabel is talking, walking, running, crying, EATING, and drinking! She is very close to no longer needing her feeding tube. She is no longer on oxygen and we have reduced the number of medications she takes throughout the day. Her last doctors appointment went well and we are working with the doctors at Duke to figure out when, and where, her next Cath is going to take place.
If you are interested in learning more about Isabel’s story you can check out the posts about Isabel’s Birth.