Our miracle month is upon us.
July is my miracle month. Five years ago on July 7, my daughter received a new heart after only 30 some days on the organ waiting list (which is a very, very short time for a baby). She recovered from the transplant quickly and was able to come to live with us at the Ronald McDonald House on July 25, one day after my birthday (best birthday present ever and can’t really be topped). So, July is a bit of a special month for us.
I can’t believe it has been five years, but in many ways it seems like a lifetime. We have a heart clinic visit later this month and I think I will take a cake to the appointment for all the heart transplant team (or some cupcakes since there is a Sprinkles right across the street from the hospital). I may look up something we can do relatively easily to take to patience in the CVICU as well. It is sometimes hard for me to get these things together, but I really want to be able to do it this year.