He's been nothing short of a miracle-worker these past few days - giving reiki, holding Zoe in yoga poses to help her bowels, making her laugh and holding beauty parlor hours.
I know that his presence made a huge difference in Zoe's recovery.
Just days before Zoe's Fontan, Brian received his Reiki Master attunement and is full of healing energy. I sure wish everyone going thru something similar had an "Uncle Brian." They're definitely kindred spirits and feed off each other's positive energy.
I could tell, this afternoon, when Brian left us to head to the airport, both of their spirits were a bit deflated. Here they are, two peas in a pod, bidding a gracious farewell. Thank you so much, Brian, for your undying commitment to Zoe. Our deepest gratitude.
Another HUGE thank you, to my parents, who've been taking such good care of Emerson while we've been in Philadelphia. Emmy started school (twice over)... long story... and my mom and dad have been troopers. We're missing Emmy really bad and thinking we'll be seeing her sooner than later!
|Emmy mailing Zoe a handmade card. (Thanks Atherton Family for thinking of Emmy!)|
Zoe's doing fabulous. She walked all the way to the atrium, up two flights of stairs and back to her room. If you know CHOP's layout, that's a huge feat! Dr. Spray's physician's assistant stopped by today and mentioned that they've "never seen a post-Fontan patient walk the day after surgery," on their own accord. The entire cardiac team is amazed at her speedy recovery, will and determination.
|Walking around feeling satisfied!|
It appears that we're on the road to discharge soon. Zoe's IVs have been removed and we're counting the last of the drainage from her chest tube. I'm feeling removal is coming soon (perhaps tomorrow). She's transitioned to all oral medications and we received a list of her discharge medications today - routine for CHOP a few days before discharge.
Many thanks, to all of you, for the continued love and support. We really feel blessed to have you on this journey with us. We felt surrounded by all of you during this hospitalization, making us stronger and wiser.
Caleb will blog later tonight after rounds and include some entertaining pictures from yesterday. Until then...