Sunday, October 25, 2009
The heart is the most selfless of all organs. All others depend on it to function, but the heart contracts spontaneously, unprompted, pumping, beating, giving life to the body. On the night we almost lost her, when all her other systems were shutting down, that broken heart of hers continued to sustain her life until it could be mended.
I am amazed by this sweet little heart.
And this little Sweetheart!
This week we headed to Charleston for a six month follow up with several of Evie’s specialists. Where most kids this age can be pacified with lollipops and cartoons and sit cooperatively through the 30 minute procedure, Evie has earned a reputation with all the Doctors at MUSC. Knowing that this feisty girl will not let anyone wearing scrubs touch her, they wasted no time giving her her “sleepy juice” to sedate her. (I need some of that stuff for naptime at home!!)
My own heart always lodges in my throat awaiting the report to come back. You just never know! We are thanking the Lord for another good report on our girl. She has a bit of a leak that is marginally larger than the last ECHO. But, this is common after her repair and the doctors feel comfortable just monitoring it to see if it grows.
My little sweeties in the Charleston Harbor
I marvel at Gods continued faithfulness in her life. She brings so much joy! She loves to wrestle with Tristan. Squints her eyes and folds her hands when we pray. Adores having her toes painted. Calls everyone “Ma-ma”. Insists on selecting a bow and shoes first thing every morning. Still doesn’t sleep through the night. Carries her blanket everywhere. Frequently raids the snack cabinet. Has mommy wrapped around her little finger!