Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Heart Day - 3 Years since her last surgery

Just a quick note to mark 3 years since Abby's 3rd surgery, the fontan procedure. 

Hard to believe it has been 3 full years since Abby had her 3rd surgery.  I am happy to report that Abby is doing excellent and having fun as a 6 1/2 year old kindergartener.   I took her training wheels off her bike the other day and she is now having fun on 2 wheels!  Very cool to see her riding up and down the street with a big proud smile.

   We had the kids at a local fair the other night and as Abby was riding the spinning tea cups ride with her sister and friends from school, Alison says to me "I wish someone could have taken a video of this and sent it to us 6 1/2 years ago, saying everything is going to be ok with Abby..."   What a joy to see here riding rides and having fun.  We were still a bit worried about what Dr. Spray would have thought had he happened to pass by, but I'm pretty sure he would have stopped and smiled there with us!

Here's to Abby and all the people and things, seen and unseen, that have helped her and allowed her to make her way in this world with us.  A true miracle to behold everyday.

All the best from Abby's Grateful Dad-


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Abby Turns 5 !!!!!

Abby turned 5 years old yesterday! We had a great day at the 'Please Touch Museum' in Philadelphia, the city where it all began for Abby. We are hapapy to report that Abby has been doing very well and enjoying all of her friends and activities. She is in preschool 4 days a week and has been having a lot of fun at her weekly gymnastics class, where she tumbles, balances and cartwheels. This year found us at the amusement park quite a bit riding rides and having fun in the sun. Abby is also enjoying her new role as big sister to her brother Bryce, who is almost 7 months old now.

It has been an incredible 5 years and we are truly amazed at how Abby has grown and flourished with her HLHS heart repair. Cheers to another great and healthy year and many many more to come. All the best to you and yours this holiday season. Be well and have fun.

Abby's Lucky Dad,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Abby's Happy Heart Day!

Today marks one year since Abby's third surgery and the completion of her heart repair. A big day for all of us and just wanted to mark it here on the blog. Abby is currently out in the backyard enjoying her new found ability to "pump" on the swing. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers over the years and for keeping
up with Abby.

Abby's Lucky Dad- Bryan