365 Days of Thankfulness – Day 25
Well, I’ve missed another few days. Everday blogging is not an easy venture! It seems like it would be easy, but it really isn’t. I’m going to try to make this quick so I get it posted as every time I leave a post partially written, I never get back to it, so I now have a bunch of drafts…so, completion is the goal!
Today, I am thankful for the news we got yesterday that, for now anyways, there are no heart surgeries in our future. Although my DD’s tricuspid valve is still leaking and her heart is getting larger because of it, the pressures are good. And since she doesn’t yet have any symptoms from her bradycardia issues, the team of doctors they brought together to discuss her case last week has decided that there is not a need currently for a pacemaker or a valve replacement. So, for now, we are simply holding steady and hoping that she doesn’t have any symptoms for a long time to come.
I didn’t really know how heavily the thought of that was weighing on me until we got the news that they would NOT be doing any surgeries. I realized that I have been stressed for weeks about the possibility of another open heart surgery with the hospital stay and the long recovery and the emotional toll that it takes on us. Obviously, it will come at some point in the future, but I just wasn’t quite ready for it now. So, I am thankful for the delay. I hope that her heart continues to work “good enough” for years, but I will begin to prepare myself for the alternative should it come sooner.