|Jazz players Trey Burke & Gordon Hayward along with Jazz dancer, Angie|
stopped in to see Chloe. Hospital stays have their occasional perks ;)
Thank you, Utah Jazz!
|The hardest part about Chloe's surgery was seeing her in so much pain.|
The second hardest part was being away from Sam and Oby.
Our parents, as always, helped out with Sam when Oby was at work
so I knew he was in good hands. Facetime helped and Oby brought
Sam up to visit a couple times. He is such a trooper and I have
come to believe that these experiences are developing Sam's
character in ways I can't even imagine. So even though it's hard,
I'm sure grateful. I believe this is the plan for us and there must be
reasons beyond which I could imagine that will all make sense
in the end so I'll just be grateful along the way. Mostly because it makes me happier.
|Sometimes, not often, but sometimes she was super happy.|
It was usually in the middle of the night/wee hours of the morning, but hey,
I'll take it. It's always good to see this sweet smile, whenever that may be.
So it's only been a few days since that follow-up visit. It was just that morning when Oby and I noticed a big change. And we've been using fewer meds and seeing more smiles. She still has quite a bit of pain on occasion, but it is less frequent and easier to manage so I feel like we have turned that corner. She is starting PT next week and has an intensive PT session scheduled in two months. This means we are looking forward and hoping for PROGRESS. I will never, ever stop hoping. Though I can hardly say this is completely behind us at this point, I will say I feel like it was the right decision for Chloe and I'm glad it's done. It was not easy, but I think it will be worth it.