This week has been a bit of a mixed one on the whole. There have been good moments, fun moments, grumpy moments, tired moments and anxious moments all thrown in together.
We had Jessica’s cardiac check-up yesterday and whilst we are thankful that her heart function is currently good and things are fairly stable, we are starting to think more about her next major operation which is starting to loom on the horizon and I’m starting to feel a little more anxious now that it is starting to feel more ‘real’. It would be best to avoid her having the op during the winter months (PICU is often busier due to winter illnesses) and so the team need to get together to decide whether the op will take place later this year or whether Jessica should be able to wait until Spring 2016 (or beyond). In the meantime, we have a check-up planned for May and will await further news on this front.
Travelling back from our cardiac check-up, our car was hit from behind whilst we were (thankfully) in slow-moving traffic on the motorway. Both girls seemed fine although were shaken up and upset initially but being the neurotic heart mummy I am, I wanted to get Jessica checked out just to be on the safe side. We have open access to our local children’s ward and called to see if we could take her in to be checked. They advised us to go to A&E instead where after an ECG and a check-up, the doctors were happy Jessica was fine. Both girls have been fine this evening and hubby and myself are also okay too apart from the inevitable soreness and whiplash which has now kicked in. I’ve got an appointment already booked with my chiropractor in the hope she can sort me out!
Check-ups and car accidents aside though it has been a fairly positive week on the whole.
Out and About:
We’ve enjoyed time at the park – Jessica particularly likes the trampoline at the moment and Sophie enjoys trying to climb up the slide. So far we haven’t had any snow here though.
Fun at home:
We’ve been having lots of fun doing crafts at home – Jessica likes to do ‘making’ whilst Sophie has her afternoon nap and we’ve enjoyed creating a hat from a paper plate and bowl and covering it with tissue paper and stickers, plus doing lots of butterfly printing and making a butterfly from a paper plate.
Time for me:
I got to sleep in one morning this week whilst hubby got the girls ready for the day – blissful!
On the blog:
I published a post earlier this week about the work of Tiny Tickers, a children’s heart charity, and the work they do in helping improve early detection of congenital heart defects. It’s been good to see a few other posts from bloggers about Tiny Tickers this week as they are trying to promote their Heart Week campaign and help raise awareness of congenital heart defects.
My happiest moment:
Jessica is currently going through a phase of wanting to give me lots of cuddles and kisses. She likes to give very long kisses whilst staring at me and then of course I give her funny looks back which makes her laugh. Sophie has just started giving big squeezy cuddles too and my happiest moments this week have been all those little moments of spontaneous affection
Next week I would like to: