Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pulmonary Visit

Today was our first post-decannulation visit.  It was awesome!  Our doctor went out and brought in two other doctors who remember her from the very beginning.  They cheered!  They admired her neck!  I received hugs.  It was good.  I kick myself that I didn't think to get a picture!

But the reason that prompts today's entry is an experience in the waiting room.  A young woman was brought in by the paramedics.  She was laying on a stretcher.  Her vent was behind her head.  Her mother had her travel bag and suction machine.  They came over by us and plugged in the vent.  It was the same LTV we had.  Bella watched the young woman very closely for a long time.  Then she turned to me and touched her neck right over her stoma several times.  "Yes, Bella, she has a vent like you did."  Then she got this funny look on her face and cuddled in hard.  I poured lots of love into my little girl.  She was definitely processing all of that.  She is delighted to be free from the vent.  She tells me every day.  "happy, happy"  I wonder what she was feeling at seeing the vent again, at seeing another person like she was.  I hadn't thought that she would have negative feelings to process.  Hmm...


Heather said...

These children are so perceptive. So intuitive. So, so smart.

So happy with the appointment. what a girl you have there. She amazes me. she really does.

Today at therapy Zoey saw a person with a mask on. All the other kids there were very nervous about it. Very stand offish. Not Zoey. She waved and smiled and looked at me and touched her face. Like she was saying, Hey, I remember those things.

Good news all around these days Turpin family. And for that I am thrilled for you. Especially Miss Bella.

Cammie Heflin said...

Children are so amazing and receptive! She is a wonderful little girl, love you Bella! So glad that your visit went well!

Lacey said...

Seeing that vent probably did bring back memories for Bella. She is one smart cookie, and she amazes me every day!