We had the fetal cardiac scan this week to check Peanut’s heart. As you can imagine, I was quite anxious about this appointment, especially as hubby was away and I had to go alone. Thankfully, it was good news. Peanut’s heart looks like it has formed normally and his/her heart function looks normal too. It was also nice to see the fetal cardiologist again. She was a key part of Jessica’s care up until a couple of years ago so it was lovely to be able to update her with how Jessica is doing now.
We also had the Little Hearts Matter open day last weekend. It’s always good to be able to meet up with other heart families. There were various sessions throughout the day about various aspects of managing family life with a heart child. I particularly enjoyed the two managing stress sessions (one general, one focusing on helping stressed children). The highlight of the day for me though was spotting a poster in the coffee area about the book I wrote to prepare Jessica for her heart surgery. It’s now received funding to be made available to other heart families. Hopefully they will find it as helpful as we did.
We’ve ended the week with a poorly Jessica being off school with yet another bug. This winter has certainly been a tough one for her. I’m glad that the Easter holidays are not too far away. Hopefully having a couple of weeks off and perhaps some warmer weather will help boost her immunity. Her cardiologist has also increased the dose of Vitamin D she is on. Fingers crossed this will help too.
Things I have loved this week:
- The message inside the Easter card that Jessica made for me.
- Making an igloo in the garden with Sophie.
- Jessica moving up another reading level.
- Receiving some lovely bath bombs in the post for the girls from The Soap Mine.
- Going for a walk with Sophie and hunting for geocaches.
- Trying out different Easter eggs from Debenhams.