A couple of observations from this stay. I have changed so much in the past year. The first time Bella was in ICU, sedated, on the vent with an IV, the nurse asked if I wanted to hold her - and I answered no. I was so scared. I didn't know HOW to hold her. Where should I put my hands without hurting her? Today I held Bella on my hip with her circuit, her leads, her feeding tube, her pulse ox, and her IV while I changed the linens on her bed. I just had to smile. It's amazing what we can get used to, what becomes the norm.
The resident in the ER was one of the residents in cardiology a year ago when Bella was waiting to be repaired. Every time we come here, people remember us. Everyone remembers beautiful Arabella, but when they remember me, I wonder. :)
Happy Mother's Day! I hope we get to celebrate it at home :)