Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nashville here we come......

Well we got an official date for the cath and surgery, November 16th for cath then the 17th for the glenn operation. I am getting so nervous, but in some weird way I am excited. I am just ready to go and let Raef get on with life. I am tired of setbacks. I am feeling pretty good about his recovery process, he hasn't had any heart issues since the shunt, only stomach issues. I won't count my chickens before they hatch though. He is doing so well lately he smiles all the time and has laughed out loud a few times, it just melts my heart! He is eating cereal a lot better now tonight was the first night he actually saw the spoon and opened his mouth for it. Sunday is the heart walk I can't wait! Laurie (Scott's Sister) is coming in from Florida tomorrow for the walk and to see Raef before surgery. And Olivia too. Its amazing we see Laurie about every 6 months at the least and when she is here everyone else is scum on the floor according to Olivia. She loves her aunt Laurie. I do too, couldn't ask for a better sister-in-law, now if only we could talk her in to moving back home! Olivia is still loving school, and is so excited for Halloween. She is going to be a Clemson cheerleader, and Raef is going to be a football :) That's all I have for now!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's coming SOON!!!

We went to the cardiologist yesterday. While we were there they did an echo that they had planed to send to Vandy to look at and decided on a date. We originally thought the first or second week of November. Once they looked the doctor said the bottom of the shunt was starting to narrow...which is expected about this age. So it looks like surgery is going to be sometime this month. So in like three weeks we are gonna be in Nashville again!! This is just so bittersweet. On one hand I am so ready to go get this over with, but on the other I just want to keep him in my arms forever and never let him go! The surgery is inevitable so I guess let's just go get it over with and get back to 'normal' life!