Saturday, September 30, 2006
We are grandparents! A girl and a boy arrived safely. We managed to get away, to travel the many miles to see them. We fell in love. Totally and hopelessly in love. It was difficult to leave them to come home again.
Then, when they were nine days old, we got a call. Our little granddaughter needed open heart surgery, and it was booked at the children's hospital for the next day. We were in shock.
This afternoon we heard that she had come through the surgery successfully, and was doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances.
She will be in intensive care for the next 24 hours and then will spend the next ten days in hospital recovering. And the whole family will be with her, my daughter, her husband and their new son will be staying at the hospital. The rest of us will be with them in our thoughts, each and every day.
All that can be done is being done. The time for healing has begun. Now, at last, I can fall asleep.
Monday, October 2, 2006
She is breathing without assistance and doing quite well by all accounts. I think she will be out of intensive care today.
This is what modern technology should be about, enhancing and even saving the lives of people.
I haven't talked to Luna yet. She remains secluded with her babies at the hospital, focused on healing and bonding.
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Gratitude! Just gratitude, for the moment.
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