Finding Our Groove

19 Sep

This update is a little late but it has honestly been very hectic these past couple weeks.

Ladybug was discharged just before school started, although I kept her home for a week to get used to being out of a hospital setting. A couple days after she was discharged there was a critical family emergency and our 3 year old niece came to stay with us.   Within a day the teacher in me kicked in and all 4 kids were on a set routine and things ran like clockwork. Except for laundry and keeping things tidy. Truth be told there were days the place looked like we took all the books and toys and just threw them in the air and left them wherever they’d land. The organizational freak who had a perfect place for everything in our hospital room had to learn to let it go, and have tidy up parties at the end of the day or every other day.

The entire summer seems like a dream now. 2 months of absolutely no sleep, endless IV alarms, 07:00 doctor rounds – running off of that primal instinct to always be there to advocate for my daughter because if I don’t no one else will. Despite all of the not so wonderful things that happened, I’m focusing on all the good things. The good things certainly come out on top – I’ll write more and share some pictures of our summer soon.

I’m eternally grateful to our family and friends who stepped up to help us out with the boys, checked in via text or messenger to see how Ladybug and I were doing, dropped off snacks and uplifting books, or just popped by to give me a great big hug. It gets very isolating at times, so each and every one of these were greatly appreciated.

Ladybug had a follow up appointment with our fantastic surgeon yesterday and everything looks great. We have an unrelated test at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto this Friday – Ladybug will have to be sedated but we should be able to go home that same day.

Here is a picture of her on her first day of school.

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