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Pembe Bear

12 Mar

Tonight Ladybug helped me pack her very special hospital bag.  The bag was filled with necessities like diapers, wipes, pj’s, and a cuddly blanket. There was one more item in this bag that is by far the most important – it is a very special little bear known in our house as Pembe Bear.  Now Pembe bear has been with Ladybug since she was first-born, it is always by her side during each and every hospital stay, and even has its own medical bracelet to match Ladybugs.

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Just in case you were wondering, Pembe is Pink in Turkish.  It was one of the first words I picked up when I lived in Turkey, well that and Otur which means sit down.  As a kindergarten teacher this came in very handy with a class full of 4/5 year olds.

Back to Pembe Bear – PB has never missed a hospital stay or surgery and tomorrow Ladybug is scheduled for surgery.  Her PEG G-Tube will be replaced with a “big girl” Mic-Key G-Tube, and if all goes well and they are able to find a good line Ladybugs Port-a-Cath will be removed completely. If they aren’t able to find a good line there is a chance a new port-a-cath will be put in its place. I’m obviously hoping for the first.

I will be sure to post updates after the surgery.