Sweet Grace Gourley went in for her Glenn today (the same surgery Jack had 2 weeks ago) and she's had some complications. She is such a fighter and came back from major complications with her first surgery, but please keep her in your prayers.
Jack had his 6 month check up today and got his vacinations and RSV shot. As a result he was clingy and whiny all afternoon, and since he got me up at 6:00 this morning I was tired and short tempered. As I tripped over his oxygen tubes and fought to get all his daily medications through his clamped lips I started feeling a bit sad and frustrated about Jack's condition, wishing he was just healthy and normal and we didn't have to go through all of this.
Then I read that Grace was struggling with her surgery. And I read about Owen and all he is going through just to prepare his body so he's even a candidate for a heart. In relative terms, Jack is the healthiest half-heart kid I've heard of. It puts it all in perspective and makes me feel bad for complaining. I still may cry to myself if they tell us Jack still needs oxygen after his appointment Wed, but I will not take his good health for granted.
(btw- Jack lost a little over a pound in the hospital, but according to the pediatrician's scale it looks like he's starting to gain it back and he's back to what he weighed at his last RSV shot 4 weeks ago. Dr. M said he looked great.)
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